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4.75 stars for Body Snatched by @AuthorDiamond #cozymystery #newrelease #bookreview
Title: Body Snatched
Author: Ana Diamond
Genre: Cozy Mystery
What’s worse than losing a body from a funeral home? Losing two. But mortician and amateur sleuth, Lily Reynolds has a hunch. The new visitor in town, Rick Drakon, may have charmed his way into her life but she’s not fooled by his smooth talking ways. Problem is, Rick is a long-time friend of Lily’s new husband, Detective James Rivers. While James is busy convincing her to look elsewhere, Lily embarks on a dangerous path toward uncovering the truth. Will this case come between the couple or will Lily find herself closer to evil than ever before?
What a creative premise for a cozy mystery! A mortician, who’s married to a detective, lives in a small town and solves murders. After reading this book, I can honestly say this is an original mystery.
This book is well-written with mystery readers in mind. The author takes an odd occurrence and writes a whole mystery around it. She then layers in clues to point the reader the way with a few false clues to misdirect. The ending is not what I expected, though.
The characters are realistic with each one having their own voice and personality. The narration and dialogue add fullness to the characters.
The plot moves at a lively clip with the right amount of suspense. I didn’t care for the ending, but many readers will love it.
An original mystery is hard to come by, but this book is exactly that. Mystery readers will flock to this one.
My Rating: 4.75 stars
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When Ana Diamond isn't writing about tough gals finding love in unexpected places, she’s at work by day in the medical field. She writes romantic cozy mystery novels with feisty strong women and alluring men who can’t resist them. Her books are fast paced, entertaining and heartfelt all at once.
Ana is a 2020 Tara Contest Finalist for Body Conscious and 2015 Melody of Love contest finalist. She lives in New York with her husband, two children and two needy but wildly entertaining kitty cats.
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Reviewed by: Kris