I was intrigued by this book from the beginning because it actually starts with a charity function at which Lyla discovers a dead body. Lyla is a private investigator with her Uncle Charlie’s firm in Sweet Mountain, Georgia, and she loves nothing more than a good mystery. In this latest book in the Jane Doe series, Lyla and her group of friends who enjoy mysteries (the real ones and the ones in the books they discuss in their Jane Doe group), are hard-pressed to discover what is really happening under the surface of the murder mystery itself. I love a good puzzle and this book surely fit the bill! With plenty of red herrings and lots of suspects, I was completely blown away by the unexpected ending. Loved it! The characters are well-developed and even though there are plenty of them, I felt as though I knew each one well enough to keep guessing and eliminating suspects as I followed the well-developed plot and clues. This is the second book in the series, but it can definitely be read as a standalone. I really look forward to more in this cozy mystery series. This one surely had an edge to it that was a pleasant surprise, so I can’t wait to see what’s next.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author via Netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255, “Guides Concerning the Use of Testimonials and Endorsements in Advertising.”

Rated PG. As a murder mystery, there is some violence but it is not graphically described.
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