Folks in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania, claim that where Nikki Bryant goes, trouble is not far behind. Her refusal to back down from a challenge has made Nikki Bryant a top investigative journalist.
When an online friend nudges her to join him in a pact to reconnect with their first loves, Nikki and her boxer dog Elmo leave the bright lights of Las Vegas for the charming town of Pine Grove. There, she must face the biggest challenges in her career and life—the first love she had left behind and her father’s unsolved murder.
But before she has time to unpack her car, Nikki stumbles upon the dead body of local news anchor, Ashleigh Addison, her childhood rival. Could Ashleigh’s death be connected to an explosive news story that she had teased about airing live? Did that explosive story have anything to do with the murder of Nikki’s father?
Killer Deadline (A Nikki Bryant Cozy Mystery)
by Lauren Carr
Category: Adult Fiction (18 +), 232 pages
Genre: Mystery/Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Acorn Book Services
Release date: April 23, 2020
Audiobook release date: August 5, 2020
Content Rating: G. This is a true cozy mystery. No sex. No on-stage violence. No swearing. Just good clean fun!
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First of all thank you to IRead Book Tours and Lauren Carr for this ARC in exchange for a honest review.
This is the first book I’ve read from Carr and it was such a lovely and fun little cozy mystery. It’s set in PA which I understand faintly the geographic spots due to traveling through there when I was younger. It brought back memories I wasn’t sure I would still have but I guess our minds our wonderful little squishy things.
The fun cover to the lovely happening throughout the book along with side hurting from laughing. A must read for anyone whom loves to laugh with a cozy mystery. I ,however, had the audio book version and it did not disappoint. The reader was not to my liking but I grew to enjoy listening to her read to me. Carr did a wonderful job detailing everything that happened and left me in awe.
It all starts with Nikki as she was returning home to take over as the on air personality when her mother retires from the TV station. However, Ashleigh Addison who is a cool on air personality and Nikki’s childhood nemesis, ends up dead but just before her death, Ashleigh was to report a secret incident.
As things unfold there were clues I felt were pretty obvious but for some reason Nikki did not notice until it was painfully clear through investigation. Then there is the lovely dog and whether you like dogs or not, any animal trained like Nikki’s that also finds your phone and then drops it into your hand. It was precious.
Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, Chris Matheson Cold Case, and Thorny Rose Mysteries—over twenty-five titles across three fast-paced mystery series filled with twists and turns!
Killer Deadline marks Lauren’s first venture into mystery’s purely cozy sub-genre with a female protagonist.
Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr’s seamlessly crosses genres to include mystery, suspense, crime fiction, police procedurals, romance, and humor.
A popular speaker, Lauren is also the owner of Acorn Book Service, the umbrella under which falls iRead Book Tours. She lives with her husband and two spoiled rotten German Shepherds on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.
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