I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Deep End (The Country Club Murders #1) by Julie Mulhern
Length: 9 hours
Published by Henery Press Pages: 255
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Callie Beaulieu
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Also by this author: Guaranteed to Bleed, Clouds in My Coffee, Watching the Detectives, Cold as Ice, Back Stabbers
Swimming into the lifeless body of her husband’s mistress tends to ruin a woman’s day, but becoming a murder suspect can ruin her whole life.
It’s 1974 and Ellison Russell’s life revolves around her daughter and her art. She’s long since stopped caring about her cheating husband, Henry, and the women with whom he entertains himself. That is, until she becomes a suspect in Madeline Harper’s death. The murder forces Ellison to confront her husband’s proclivities and his crimes—kinky sex, petty cruelties and blackmail.
As the body count approaches par on the seventh hole, Ellison knows she has to catch a killer. But with an interfering mother, an adoring father, a teenage daughter, and a cadre of well-meaning friends demanding her attention, can Ellison find the killer before he finds her?
What I thought of this book.
I had seen this series around the blogosphere and I was really curious about the 1970’s setting.
Ellison swims at the country club all the time and she didn’t look around the pool for a dead body before jumping in and ends up swimming into one. It wasn’t like she expected to be swimming with a dead body and then she finds out that that woman knew her husband. She has long ago quit caring about her what her husband does and concentrates on her daughter and the arts.
She hates that her husband has drug her into his sordid world, especially when she finds out what kind of things he had been doing. The police think she is a suspect and she decides to look into things and prove them wrong, but she didn’t know what she was getting herself into. She has to do what she needs to do to protect her daughter and try and save her reputation before her mother kills her for ruining it even when it wasn’t her fault.
I like Ellison, she has spunk and she is a strong woman. It would be hard to find out all the things her husband was into and not just want to give up. Instead, she faced it head on and tried to figure out who was doing the killings. She has two men who are interested in her but she doesn’t think she is ready yet to make that move. It will be interesting to find out how she progresses from book to book.
It had an interesting mystery and I must admit I wasn’t real sure who the killer was and that doesn’t happen often. So I like it when it does.
If you like cozy mysteries then I think you will end up liking this one. 🙂
Callie Beaulieu narrates this one and she does a really good job. This is my second series with her as a narrator and I think she has the perfect voice for Ellison.