Wednesday, November 2, 2011

New Mystery Series...

Missing Persons
Clare O'Donohue

Series: A Kate Conway Mystery
Genre: mystery
Pages:  280
Rating:  ***1/2
Warning:  There is some language the 'F-word' is used a few times

   I have had this on my TBR pile for a while.  I am so glad I finally got around to reading it.  I must say I don't usually read books with the 'F-word', but the story was so good I stuck with it.  I am so glad I did!  Clare is the writer of a cozy series entitled, 'the Someday Quilts Mystery Series'.  This is not a cozy.
   Missing Persons, is a book with two mysteries.  One is the sudden death of the main characters soon to be ex-husband, Frank.  The other is the disappearance of a young woman.  The main character, Kate is a freelance TV producer for a crime network.  Her assignment is to cover a young woman who disappeared over a year ago.  Eventually the tables are turned and she is questioned about Franks death.  If that's not enough she is being threatened, has to deal with her husbands mistress, and her in-laws.  That's enough to drive anyone crazy!
   I loved this book.  It was not cozy, it was edgy and at times too real.  I have learned more about TV producers than I ever dreamed, I will never watch a real crime show the way again!  This book is so different from the Quilt series Clare writes.  The characters are flawed, cranky, and real.  The idea of meeting your hubbies mistress and not killing her is mind boggling.  I really enjoyed the character of Kate for her flaws as well as her intelligence and attitude.  I also really enjoyed Kate's crew Andres and Victor  they at times provided comic relief and a protective male presence.  All of the characters were multi-faceted with secrets.  It was a great read!

- Caren

1 comment:

kimba88 said...

i am intrigued.
thanks for sharing !