This is a cozy that will grab your attention if you like small southern towns, a book that has book themes, and a very punny title!
It has been a few months since we spent time with Lyla, our MC and in that time she has become more confident in her role as a Private Investigator in training. The Jane Does' book club has grown and the main member has become a very close-knit group. This month the book club has read and discussed Crooked House by Agatha Christie. This month someone was murdered at Lyla's parent's house. Similarities between the book and real-life occur and that makes for some very fun reading. I like the conceit author Kate Young is using in this series that we have the book club reading a book and then we have eerie coincidences between the book being discussed and what is going on in Sweet Mountain, GA.
The main issue I had with book one in this series, On Borrowed Crime, was that Lyla's parents and her ex-boyfriend treated her like she was a teenager instead of a woman in her thirties who knows her own mind. It made me think twice about whether I wanted to read further in this series or just read something else. As you can see, I decided to give the second book a go, and happily, in this book Lyla's decisions are respected.
The book takes place in the fall around Halloween, but it doesn't have a strong Halloween flavor. It will be out on September 7th, the day after Labor Day, a perfect cozy to kick off the fall season. Grab a PSL (Pumpkin Spiced Latte) and kick back and enjoy this fun second book in the Jane Doe Book Club Mystery series.
4.50 stars I recommend this cozy and am looking forward to the next book in this series. It's really picking up steam!
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review! All the opinions are mine!