Thursday, February 23, 2017

BOOK TOUR: Planted (The Penningtons Investigate #1) by C.T. Collier

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Book Information
Genre: Cozy Mystery
  • Series: The Penningtons Investigate
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 9, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1533221642
  • ISBN-13: 978-1533221643

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Synopsis: It’s Monday of spring break when Professor Lyssa Pennington’s backyard garden project unearths a loaded revolver. With no record of violence at their address and no related cold case, the Tompkins Falls police have no interest. But the Penningtons and a friend with the State Police believe there's a body somewhere. Whose? Where? And who pulled the trigger? 

The Penningtons’ canvass of their quiet neighborhood turns up disturbing secrets about the family that lived in their house for decades and another ill-fated family a few doors away. No one can say where the two families' only sons are. Lyssa follows the money story and finds twenty million dollars, a neighbor who’s not what he seems, and a long-buried rivalry. Kyle goes after homicide data in six states and finds a body. Their next surprise is a murderer who will go to any length to conceal the crime. 

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Review: This was a great read--the plot is well-developed, as are the characters. The pacing is such that it keeps you reading to find out what is going to find out next. It was also impressive that the characters are allowed to be human, with real flaws: alcoholism and recovery, panic attacks, irritation, intimidation, presumption, and arguing. There is also a fascinating group of supporting characters from the small college town where they live. Some of the action in the book seemed a little far-fetched, but it was overall an energetic, exciting read.

**I received a copy of this book with no expectation of a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.**

Rating: Four stars

About the author
 photo CT-Collier-author_zpsypcvui5t.jpg C. T. Collier grew up in Seneca Falls, NY, left the area for college and jobs, and always wanted to return to the Finger Lakes. Today she lives in a beautiful small city on one of the prettiest of the Finger Lakes, not unlike fictional Tompkins Falls on lovely Chestnut Lake. Most days you’ll find her writing in her tiny office looking out on a woods populated with fox, deer, wild turkeys, and songbirds. In her career as a tech-savvy college professor, she has been endlessly fascinated with campus intrigue. Entirely fictional, Tompkins College is no college and every college.  

Contact Information
Facebook: /kate.collier.315
Twitter: @TompkinsFalls


C. T. Collier said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed Planted! Thanks for posting the review today. I'll let folks know it's up. They'll LOVE your site!!! kate, writing as C.T. Collier

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting