I received a copy of this novel via the author, Nora LeDuc in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! :)
>> This can be read as a standalone novel <<
★★★★★ 4.5 Who-Dun-It Stars★★★★★
✦ About the Book ✦
Who shot Lucy Watson’s estranged brother, the popular high school teacher who brought snacks for the staff and volunteered to help troubled students?
When Lucy Watson returns to her hometown in New Hampshire to bury her brother, she learns law enforcement is looking into several suspects. But soon the search for the killer grows intensely personal for Lucy. The police discover a fierce argument occurred the day of the murder between Lucy’s brother and his best friend Liam McAllister, Lucy’s first love. The cops shift their focus to Liam.
Determined to get justice, Lucy becomes involved in the mystery and must choose to put her faith in Liam one last time, or face the truth; she is in love with her brother’s murderer.
When former bad boy Liam McAllister runs into Lucy Watson, he feels the familiar hunger and tug of attraction that they once shared. Since their breakup five years ago, he’s regretted ending their relationship and dreams of winning her back. Now is his chance. He invites her to his bar and grill to show he’s a reformed, self-made businessman. But his plan comes apart. The bank threatens foreclosure on his establishment, and he falls under suspicion for the death of his pal and Lucy’s brother. Liam struggles to overcome his personal challenges while proving he’s changed. Can he convince Lucy to trust him, or is it too late for a second shot at love?
✦ My Review✦
Overall, this is a great mystery book. While it is a standalone novel, some characters from the first book; Gone before Goodbye, play a small role in this one. Essentially, all the books can be tied together yet standalone as their own novel. I really enjoy this type of series because it gives readers a chance to get to know a myriad of characters while seeing how they all play a role together.
This story is about a woman named Lucy who returns to her hometown when her brother is murdered. Figuring out the pieces of the puzzle as to who killed her brother Ryan won’t be easy though, especially when a man who menaced her in the past and an ex-lover come into play. – Enter a murderous priest and a sexy bad boy who had her heart once before and you get a great mixture of romance and sins!
Will Lucy be able to figure out who killed her brother? Will she be able to stay away from the man she once loved even though her has changed? Will she be able to get away from the one man that tormented her? You will have to read to find out! For those who haven’t picked up their copy of this novel yet I highly recommend it. It’s a great story that has all those things mystery readers love and more!
✦ About the Author, Nora LeDuc ✦
The Devil Wore Sneakers is Nora’s second book in the series— Love and Mystery in the 6-oh-3. Book three is in progress. She lives in New England where she binges on Investigation Discovery, true crime shows, and stories of romance. If you enjoyed The Devil Wore Sneakers, please leave a review at Goodreads.com, Amazon.com, or your favorite online retailer.
Nora would love to hear what you liked best in this story so she can continue to write the type of books you love to read. Drop her a email at Nora LeDuc@ yahoo.com. And be sure to check Nora’s website: NoraLeDuc.com
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