Revell Blog Tour Review: Dying To Read by Lorena McCourtney

Posted 25 August, 2012 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Dying To Read
Lorena McCourtney
The Cate Kinkaid Files,#1
Revell Books
August 1,2012
320 pages
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5/5 Books

All she wanted was a paycheck. What she got was a murder.

Cate Kinkaid’s life is . . . well, frankly it’s floundering. Her social life, her career, her haircut–they’re all a mess. Unemployed, she jumps at the chance to work for her PI uncle, even though she has no experience and no instincts. After all, she is just dabbling in the world of private investigating until she can find a “real” job.

All she has to do for her first assignment is determine that a particular woman lives at a particular address. Simple, right? But when she reaches the dark Victorian house, she runs into an hungry horde of gray-haired mystery readers and a dead body. This routine PI job is turning out to be anything but simple. Is Cate in over her head?

Author Lorena McCourtney

About The Author:
Lorena McCourtney is the award-winning author of dozens of novels, including Invisible (which won the Daphne du Maurier Award from Romance Writers of America), In Plain Sight, On the Run, and Stranded. She resides in Oregon.

Connect With The Author:
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My Review:
This is the first book by Lorena McCourtney that I’ve had the pleasure of reading. I have to say that she is extremely talented and definitely knows what to give her readers when it comes to captivating, page-turning mystery! From start to finish, Ms. McCourtney held my attention and didn’t let it go for anything! Cozy mysteries are always the best and this book is definitely a wonderful cozy mystery, along with being a great start to a sure-to-be exciting series!

Mx. McCourtney introduces us to assistant PI Cate Kinkaid. What Cate thought was a simple task given to her by her uncle turned out to be so much more! Sent to the home of an elderly lady to check on her, Cate finds herself a dead body….and among a group of mystery loving suspects. She’s not entirely convinced that the body found wasn’t murdered. That’s where the fun loving, often laughable moments come in as she seeks the clues to the puzzle, getting help from (and feeling some beyond professional feelings for!)  the oh-so-cute Mitch, and dealing with a cat that can’t hear a thing she says.

Cate Kinkaid is sort of a Stephanie Plum of the Christian variety. Not officially licensed as a PI but definitely having the guts and attitude to jump in and tackle the situation…..err, ummm….situations that run amuck, and make the reader say ‘seriously?!’???…. head on. I can definitely see this series gaining quick popularity and becoming a competition for the Plum series! And, I have to say, with the charming Mitch (and is he ever charming-definitely better than any Ranger or Morelli!) and the  kitty of an unusual kind(um, yea. Don’t ask!), you definitely get the laughs in this page-turning cozy! Oh and we can’t forget Willow!!! Willow is a character that will make the reader feel like they are experiencing deja vu!

I definitely recommend this laugh-out-loud, edge-of-seat, witty, charming mystery read to all those out there that are looking for a fast-paced story. It is 5 Book worthy, attention grabbing and filled with messages of faith, understanding and self discovery! I’ll definitely be excited to read the next Cate Kinkaid File installment! Well done, Ms. McCourtney!

Available August 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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