My monthly read for WLC is the great little Summer read!
Synopsis: The third installment in the Maggie Newberry mysteries (following Murder on the Cote d'Azure (Little Death by the Sea-ebook title) and Murder a la Carte (Toujours Dead-ebook title)) , this book takes the reader further into the sleepy little French town of St-Buvard, with Maggie and Laurent who find that the first year of marriage is always the hardest—even if you live in the south of France, in the middle of a vineyard, and are sleeping with a Four-Star French chef (in Maggie's case!).
When a series of brutal murders happen around the hospital in Arles, Maggie shakes off her newlywed annoyances to investigate. Unfortunately, the sexy (and smitten) French police inspector causes Maggie more anxiety than wondering where the killer will strike next! What will spice up their tenure in Provence as they head into year two of their marriage?
Review: This was a super quick read! I think I would have been more comfortable reading the previous books in the series first though. The author gives you some background info, but you just feel like you haven't heard the whole story, and might be missing some key elements that are the reason for the way the primary characters react the way they do. But it's not a bad little read. I have to admit I did not see the ending coming! Some clues were there, but I just guessed wrong. Bummer, but good for the reader!
I will definitely be checking out the other 2 books in the series, so see how it all started. This book is a light read and perfect for by the book/at the beach!
About the Author: Susan Kiernan-Lewis is an Air Force Brat who has traveled the world and racked up over 40 addresses in her life (and she's not finished yet.(hmmm, she's got more than I do! military brats compare the weirdest things, no?) She presently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where she writes in several genres including mystery, romance and women's lit. Professionally, Susan is a freelance advertising copywriter and video editor. For more info on Susan and her books, heck out her website: susankiernanlewis.wordpress.com.
Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book for review purposes, free of charge, from author, via WLC! No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it.