Thank you to Net Galley and Berkley Publishing for providing me with an e-book copy of “A Dark and Twisting Path” by Julia Buckley to review.
This was one of my favorite mysteries of the year. Although I haven’t read the other books in this series, I didn’t feel disadvantaged. The author sums up the backstory just enough so I could figure out what was going on. This book could definitely work as a stand-alone too.
The main character, Lena London is living her childhood dream. She is co-authoring a book with her favorite author, Camilla Graham. She has a dreamy boyfriend, a circle of wonderful friends, and her dad and stepmom are about to visit her. When her best friend discovers her postman dead on her lawn, Lena quickly realizes that her quiet life is about to get a lot more interesting. It is obvious that the killer tried to frame her boyfriend, the famed Sam West. To further complicate matters, Sam’s ex-wife Victoria has been through some terrible trauma. Her baby was kidnapped by the father and she is desperate to get her back. She has come to rely on Sam for emotional support, much to Lena’s chagrin. Can Lena help Victoria get her baby back and solve the mystery surrounding the dead postman?
This was a solid mystery book. I enjoyed the characters, setting, and plot. It was vivid and well-written. I found myself wishing I could step into this book and mingle with the tight-knit community in spite of the stressful circumstances. There was just enough tension to make this an interesting book without losing the charm. I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys mysteries and thrillers. Look out for this book on August 7,2018. 4 out of 5 ⭐️.
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