This book is such a fun read! Loved the new character of Cate Kinkaid. The author did a wonderful job of character and story development. The story features a eclectic group of characters, some you root for and some you don't.
The storyline moves along at a good pace and kept me guessing right until the end. The relationship between Cate and her Uncle and Aunt is explored with a background history included and I found it refreshing. Cate relies on the Lord prays through most situations she unwittingly gets in to and gets several opportunities to witness to people.
Looking forward to Book Two of The Cate Kinkaid Files!!
"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".
Cate Kincaid is a private-eye-in-training, who stumbles upon the body of a who-done-it mystery bookclub member. Cate finds clues and escapes numerous perils in this cozy mystery novel.
I've never read a book classified as a true mystery before, I've read suspense and action, but never a true mystery. And to my surprise I found that I enjoyed it--alot!
This book had a wonderfully, full cast of characters with multiple suspects that kept me guessing till the end. I loved how the characters were well developed and I really liked the friendship that was developing between Mitch and Cate. I really liked seeing them together, I thought that they intereacted very well. Mitch was a really great guy, who made a great side-kick!
I really liked how Cate wasn't a perfect main character in that she was far from perfect and she realized it. There were a few times when I questioned her actions but I came to see latere why she acted the way that she did.
Overall I loved how there was alot of action and things were always happening so that there was never a dull moment, the story was engaging with a intricate plotine, and there were tons of characters that were all very full and developed. I haven't read a ton of mysteries like this one before, but after reading this one, I'm thinking that I'll have to read some more!
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
Cate has bounced from job to job and failed at each one. She takes a part time job for her private investigator uncle and from an easy assignment of finding a woman, becomes embroiled in a murder mystery. The web of deceit seems to be everywhere, how do you know who to believe and who you can trust? Enters the knight in shining armor, who seems to be the armor bearer, but who comes to her rescue several times. Her reluctance to accept help plays havoc with the romance.
There are many interesting characters throughout the story, they often are not what they first seem, which keeps the reader interested in the story. It is a fun read with lots of humor interspersed with the mystery. The romance is real and happens in realistic moments.
Dying to Read is one of those books that you simply don't want to put down because the character is so utterly likable, as human as you or I, and you have to find out how they are going to get out of the mess they find themselves in! Cate Kinkaid is a fun character, one who refuses to give up on her life despite one disappointment or dead end after the other, and who as a result ends up discovering her real passion in life. This mystery isn't one of those suspense books where you don't want to turn off the lights or you find yourself holding your breathe as you watch a scene unfold. In fact, I had to suspend my belief quite a bit at the end as Cate finds herself in some life threatening circumstances that resolve themselves a bit too neatly. But I had such fun reading this book, and it's one of those mysteries where I turned the last page satisfied by the story and yet wanting to return to the world of Cate Kinkaid to see what other mischief she finds herself in. The plot definitely has some twists and turns that held my interest, and I absolutely loved how the situation with the cat turned out! (I won't say more for fear of ruining the book for you).
So, if you are looking for a fun mystery with stellar characters, and even a bit of romance to keep things interesting, then this is the book for you. I award this book 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.