Monday, March 1, 2021

17. Dirty Little Secrets by Liliana Hart

(#1 J. J. Graves)
listened on Chirp
narrated by Laura Faye Smith
Unabridged audio (5:48)
307 pgs.
adult murder mystery
Finished 3/1/21
Goodreads rating: 4.04 - 15,098 ratings
My rating: 3.5
Setting: Contemporary sall town Bloody Mary, VAmFirst line/s

First line/s:  "Fourth generation mortician.  That's a lot of dead bodies."

My comments: An entertaining murder mystery with lots of characters and an interesting protagoist.  Every time I heard them say Dr. Graves I jumped, LOL.  She hadn't had any kind of relationship in over four years, but was very good looking, smart, and when a good-looking guy came into her path it took her less than 12 hours to make things hot and heavy?  Sorta weird.  And, well, unbelievable.  Oh well. Not terrifically crafted, but as I said before, entertaining.  There are more in the series and I think I will definitely try at least the second, if I can find it a a decent price.

Goodreads synopsis:  J.J. Graves has seen a lot of dead bodies in her line of work...
          She's not only in the mortuary business, but she's also the coroner for King George County, Virginia. When a grisly murder is discovered in the small town of Bloody Mary, it's up to J.J. and her best friend, Detective Jack Lawson, to bring the victim justice.
          The murders are piling up...
          The residents of Bloody Mary are dropping like flies, and when a popular mystery writer shows up on J.J.'s doorstep with plans of writing his new book about the Bloody Mary Serial Killer, J.J. has to decide if he might be going above and beyond the call of duty to create the spine tinglers he's so well known for. It only clouds the issue and puts her reputation on the line when the attraction between them spirals out of control.
          And passions are rising...
          J.J and Jack are in a race against time. They discover each victim had a shocking secret, and the very foundation of J.J.'s life is in danger of crumbling when it turns out she’s harboring secrets of her own—secrets that make her the perfect victim in a deadly game.

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