I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
by Jenn McKinlay
Released: September 3, 2019
Series: Library Lover's Mystery #10
Published by Berkley
“While the premise seems very interesting, I really wasn’t a fan of the stalker storyline. It moved too slow in the beginning of the book, so I found myself losing interest far too quickly.”
~ Under the Covers
WORD TO THE WISE is the tenth book of the Library Lover’s Mystery series. Compared to Jenn Mckinlay’s other books, I do find that this one has a more serious feel to it. While it does have it’s charming moments, it’s not nearly as playful as some of her other books have been. I find that this is due to Lindsey’s personality.
This is totally fine. I like having different characters in different series because otherwise all the books would feel too similar. However, I do tend to prefer McKinlay’s more playful style.
The premise of this book involves a stalker. Aaron Grady approached Lindsay, asking help for tips on gardening and so after she gave him some books, he started becoming overly nice to her. Sending her thank-yous and flowers was one thing, but when he shows up at her house uninvited, it starts to freak her out.
When Aaron winds up dead, Sully, her fiancé is blamed. Now Lindsey must find out who the real culprit is and it turns out to be a wild ride as she discovers who Aaron really is.
While the premise seems very interesting, I really wasn’t a fan of the stalker storyline. It moved too slow in the beginning of the book, so I found myself losing interest far too quickly. I would’ve liked to see a more tighter pace and have the murder occur earlier. Some of the scenes weren’t all that necessary and dragged the book down.
So while I did like aspects of this book, there was a lot of be desired. I’m hoping that in the next one there will be a tighter plotline.
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