3.5/5 5k Runs
On The Back:
Jill Gardner—owner of Coffee, Books, and More—has somehow been talked into sponsoring a 5k race along the beautiful California coast. The race is a fundraiser for the local preservation society—but not everyone is feeling so charitable…
The day of the race, everyone hits the ground running…until a local business owner stumbles over a very stationary body. The deceased is the vicious wife of the husband-and-wife team hired to promote the event—and the husband turns to Jill for help in clearing his name. But did he do it? Jill will have to be very careful, because this killer is ready to put her out of the running…forever!
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from Kensington and Netgalley. This title will be published on August 18, 2015*
In this addition to the Tourist Trap series Jill is helping with South Cove’s first annual 5k run when her aunt and her friend run into a dead body on the track. Jill, trying to stop sleuthing after her last foray into murder. However, soon she’s back in the thick of a murderous plot involving false identities, unfaithful relationships, and vandalism. Can she find the killer before it’s too late? This book was a really nice installment in this series.
Jill is generally a very likeable character who is logical and conclusive, however, in this book I found her to be too blunt and obvious with her investigation tactics. Greg, also, in this book annoyed me. He and Jill are just too perfect, they never fight and he says he’s angry but yet he doesn’t act that way or even sit down with Jill. Jill, also, takes him for granted in this book, with some comments and actions she does. However, the rest of the characters were as wonderful as always, Aunt Jackie got a larger role in this book, and I was glad, she is funny! Josh, Sasha, Lille, Toby, and Amy all appear, of course and are fun and realistic.
The mystery was simply okay. There was nothing really “shocking” about the identity of the killer, but that could easily be because I’ve been preoccupied recently. It was nicely pt together, however, and there were a few surprises leading up to the killer’s big reveal.
Overall a nice addition to a strong series. With mostly great characters, and an average mystery Killer Run gets 3.5/5 stars! I’m ready for the next one!