ARC review – April fools

Title: April Fools.

Author: Jess Lourey.

Format: E-arc.

Publisher: Toadhouse books.

Page count: 255.

Release day: April 1st 2019.

Genre: Adult, mystery.

Rating: 3 stars.

*Thanks to NetGalley for providing this earc!*

What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)

After eleven straight months of discovering a dead body a month, librarian Mira James thinks she’s finally broken her bad luck streak. That is until she finds a disturbing note in a book, a clue that could lead to breaking open one of Minnesota’s biggest crime syndicates. She follows the trail and is horrified to discover that it leads to her father, who died 13 years earlier. To make matters worse, Mira catches wind that her sexy Adonis boyfriend, Johnny, is planning a surprise for her. Problem is, she doesn’t know if it’s a marriage proposal or an intervention. 

As Mrs. Berns and Mira take on their final case together, Mira discovers it’s more personal than she could have imagined, and that she holds the fates of her dearest friends in her hands.

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My thoughts:

When I requested this book on NetGalley I just thought the summary sounded interesting, but I did not realize that this is book 12 in a series..

Since this is a mystery I figured I would just try and see if I could follow. And I definitely could, so that was nice. I do think you would enjoy the book more if you did read the other 11 books first. They do reference to previous things that happened, and characters that are not actually in this book.

I did really enjoy the mystery part of this book, I really liked trying to fissure it out before the main character did. But (maybe because I didn’t read the previous books) I didn’t really connect to the characters, so I didn’t care to much about them. And maybe again because of this some parts felt a bit boring, since I didn’t care that much about their conversations.

So this is a really short review. But the conclusion: the mystery of this book is really interesting but I didn’t feel connected to the characters, which probably can be solved by reading the first books first.

(fun fact: I’m typing this on April 1st.. Maybe I’m the only who thinks this is funny haha)

Happy reading!

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