Tuesday, March 15, 2016

On Borrowed Time

Title: On Borrowed Time
Author: Jenn McKinlay
Published: Published November 4th 2014 by Berkley
Format: Paperback, 304 pages
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Series: Library Lover's Mystery #5

Sleepy coastal towns do not usually have this much excitement, but ever since Lindsay Norris became the director of the Brian Creek Library, there has been nothing but excitement. So when she opens up an office door expecting to see her brother, that she left there moments ago, she was unprepared when a totally different person, now lay dead on the floor and Jack is gone.

Turns out the very personable Jack Norris has once again gotten himself involved with some questionable people and has come to Lindsay for help. Instead of letting the police handle this by themselves, since Lindsay is unsure of her brother’s full involvement, she calls upon two love interests, Robbie Vine and Sully Sullivan, and her crafternooners group to solve the mystery of what happened to Jack and the dead man on the floor of her meeting room.

How Jack manages to get himself into the middle of numerous escapades is usually the big question since he is the numbers guy. The advisor that is called in to assistance companies on budgets and investments.

As Lindsay digs deeper into Jack’s business dealings too much is rising to the surface and now both Jack and Lindsay are in deep. It is up to the ladies of her craft group, and the men in her life, to ride in and save the day. As Jenn McKinlay said, “Who would have guessed that a love of books, food and crafts would forge a bond so strong among such a disparate group of women?”

Though the book follows the usually cozy mystery format, there is enough humor to keep the reader following along. Sometimes it is ridiculous, but that is ok, the characters are moving forward from book to book and there is just enough atmosphere to keep you turning the pages.

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