Friday, February 19, 2016

Book Review: The Last Dinner Party by Carly M. Duncan

A steady-paced murder mystery with engaging characters and several twists and turns is what you'll find in The Last Dinner Party by Carly M. Duncan.

When Jeanie D'Alisa is found murdered in her bed after hosting one of her infamous dinner parties, detectives Anna Cole and Kristy Hicks are called in to investigate. While known for her generosity, Jeanie had a darker, more unpredictable side. As the investigation continues, there is no shortage of potential suspects. And sometimes Anna and Kristy don't see eye to eye on things, which can complicate matters. Can they put their differences aside and bring Jeanie's killer to justice?

With The Last Dinner Party, Duncan has created a murder mystery that moves along at a steady pace, new suspects turning up as clues are uncovered. The author created a diverse cast of characters who draws the reader in and keeps them guessing as to if their difficulties with Jeanie were enough to make them snap.

The clashes between Anna and Kristy, though they weren't a huge part of the story, added an interesting element. The author also developed a good deal of tension between two other important characters, which served to deepen the mystery.

I'm glad to see Duncan is creating a series with Anna Cole and Kristy Hicks. It will be interesting to see where they go from here.

Paperback: 390 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (November 21, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1517636183
ISBN-13: 978-1517636180

I received a digital copy of this book from the author through Pump Up Your Book. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

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