Sunday, September 13, 2020

One for the Books by Jenn McKinlay

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One for the Books
by Jenn McKinlay

ISBN-13: 9780593101742
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Berkley Books
Released: September 1st 2020

Source: ebook review copy from the publisher through NetGalley.

Book Description, Modified from Goodreads:
Love is in the air in Briar Creek as library director Lindsey Norris and boat captain Mike (Sully) Sullivan are finally tying the knot. The entire town is excited for the happy day, and Lindsey and Sully's plan for a small wedding evaporates as more and more people insist upon attending the event of the year.

When Lindsey and her crafternoon pals head out to Bell Island to see if it can accommodate the ever-expanding guest list, they are horrified to discover a body washed up on the rocky shore. Even worse, Lindsey recognizes the man as the justice of the peace who was supposed to officiate her wedding ceremony. When it becomes clear he was murdered, she has to book it to solve the mystery before it ends her happily ever after before it's even begun....

My Review:
One for the Books is a cozy mystery. It's the eleventh in a series. You don't need to read the previous books to understand this one, and this book didn't spoil the whodunits of the previous mysteries.

The main characters were likable and interesting. This was a clue-based mystery that can be guessed before the end. Lindsey picked up clues about what was going on as she and Sully searched for someone to marry them, so the mystery was mixed into the wedding preparation. There were only four or five suspects, so more time was spent trying to prove that two people had an alibi than on finding clues about whodunit. The critical clue came near the end, and Lindsey quickly caught on to whodunit.

There were no sex scenes. There was occasional use of bad language. Overall, it was an enjoyable novel.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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