Friday, August 21, 2015

BLOG TOUR: Killer Run (Tourist Trap Mystery #5) by Lynn Cahoon

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Book Information
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Lyrical Underground (August 18, 2015)

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Synopsis: Jill Gardner—owner of Coffee, Books, and More—has somehow been talked into sponsoring a 5k race along the beautiful California coast. The race is a fundraiser for the local preservation society—but not everyone is feeling so charitable…

The day of the race, everyone hits the ground running…until a local business owner stumbles over a very stationary body. The deceased is the vicious wife of the husband-and-wife team hired to promote the event—and the husband turns to Jill for help in clearing his name. But did he do it? Jill will have to be very careful because this killer is ready to put her out of the running…forever!
Review: Once again, Jill finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation, over the objections of her police officer boyfriend, Greg. Thanks to the murder, she and Greg are forced to cancel their Alaskan cruise plans, so she decides to spend the time renovating her guest room and investigating several suspects.

Jill is a very logical, likable character, even though she tends to act without thinking way too often. In this book, her relationship with Greg is irritating to me. He claims to be angry with her, but it comes across as just words, as they never discuss it or do anything to work it out. Jill's Aunt Jackie is by far my favorite character, and I love that she got a larger role this time around. She is SO much fun!

I was a little surprised by the way the mystery played out, and the entire story is very entertaining. The author perfectly captures the feel of a small town, and the closeness of the residents. Every town should have a place like Coffee, Books, and More!

**I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.**
Rating: Four stars
About The Author
 photo Cahoon_zpsqngqmse2.jpg New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, Lynn Cahoon is an Idaho native. If you’d visit the town where she grew up, you’d understand why her mysteries and romance novels focus around the depth and experience of small town life. Currently, she’s living in a small historic town on the banks of the Mississippi river where her imagination tends to wander. She lives with her husband and two fur babies.
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Tour Participants
August 18 – Lisa Ks Book Review – Review, Guest Post
August 19 – Babs Book Bistro – Review
August 20 – A Blue Million Books – Interview
August 21 – Laura’s Interests – Review
August 21 – Book Babble – Review
August 22 – readalot – Review
August 22 – Latte’ Da! – Guest Post
August 23 – LibriAmoriMiei – Review
August 24 – The Bookwyrm’s Hoard – Review, Guest Post
August 25 – Melina’s Book Blog – Review
August 25 – Christa Reads and Writes – Review
August 26 – Booklady’s Booknotes – Review, Guest Post
August 27 – View from the Birdhouse – Interview
August 27 – StoreyBook Reviews – Review

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Lynn Cahoon said...

Thanks for having me over. I adore writing Aunt Jackie. :)

Diane Coto said...

I think it's funny how many times, the reader is more attracted to a sub-character. It's happened to me a few times too. :)
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