I loved this gem! This is the first I see elements of You’ve got Mail thrown into a cozy mystery!
It’s hip and adds to the many secrets Nikki must uncover in this small town she left behind many years ago. I love the intelligent dog she brings along too! Where can I get one to help me with my house chores?! He is so cute, even if he drools, and many consider him ugly. Lol. I loved that he has his own Instagram page adding more flavor and humor to this fantastic book. I got swept in the whole tale as Nikki became a suspect in a childhood rival’s murder and races against the clock to clear her name and possibly discover her dad’s murderer. I was given an audio copy by the author, Lauren Carr, but I was not required to provide a positive review. These thoughts and opinions are my own.
I thought the narrator did an excellent job, and she added a funny echo effect when Nikki had an inner thought. I can’t wait to read/listen to the rest of the series.
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?
With the clues in her father’s cold case hot again, Nikki intends to chase down the story of her life until she catches his killer—no matter what it takes. Buy the Book:
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Meet the Author:
Selling over half a million books worldwide, Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, Thorny Rose, Chris Matheson Cold Case Mysteries, and Nikki Bryant Cozy Mysteries—thirty titles across five fast-paced mystery series filled with twists and turns!
Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr seamlessly crosses genres to include mystery, suspense, crime fiction, police procedurals, romance, and humor.
The owner of Acorn Book Services and iRead Book Tours, Lauren is also a publishing manager, consultant, and virtual book tour coordinator for independent authors.
Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions.
She lives with her husband, and two spoiled rotten German shepherds on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.