MURDER BY THE BOOK by Lauren Elliott


The first in a new series and new author for me. The story starts out with a lot of action but the narrative did not flow smoothly making difficult to follow at times. The number of characters introduced made it hard to follow the main line and needed more development. A lot of time was spent on the backstory. At one time I felt for the MC because of all the negative events that were occurring around her. There were things that occurred that I question. 
After the death of finance and Father, Addie Greyborne learned that unknown aunt has died and left her estate. Addie moved to the small coastal town where she learned that the town was named after her relatives. She discovered a number of rare books as more than enough books to open a bookstore. The first day she is open events occur causing her problems. Eddie made a friend and an enemy that day.. A bank official is a murder and her friend is accused of his murder. The story takes a major turn here and several unpleasant incidents occur before Addie's life is close to normal again. Addie needs answers before she joins her boyfriend and Father in death. I recommend this book.

Disclosure: Many thanks to Kensington Books for a review copy. The opinions expressed are my own.

About bettylouise31 Member of NetGalley and Edelweiss Senior Citizen and been reading and sharing my thoughts on books most of my life. I read for my pleasure. I have been married for over 60 years. We have a Bengal Cat, Kato. Interests include reading, dogs, cats, gardening, knitting, crocheting. I have a strong interest in North American native plants. A word on my reviews. Books review are from my public library, brought, many from Netgalley, a few from Edelweiss, occasionally from an author or from friends. The opinions are my own. I represent no publisher, author or any other source​. My reviews can be found on Amazon, Tumblr, Goodreads, Google+, and Twitter. I have no Facebook account. Thanks for reading my blog.
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9 Responses to MURDER BY THE BOOK by Lauren Elliott

  1. Shalini says:

    I want to read this book. Thanks for sharing ❤️

  2. bmary8222 says:

    This is one I missed.

  3. lghiggins says:

    Accurate review, Betty. This book has its ups and downs.

  4. noraadrienne says:

    I have a copy of the book from my local library. It’s #2 on the pile on the floor next to my lounge chair. That means I should be starting it by Monday night. We’ll see how many stars I end up giving it on Goodread’s.

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