4/5 Convent Stars
On The Back:
B and B owner Bea Cartwright has taken on the responsibility of taking meals to ten visiting nuns, who are on retreat at the Water’s Edge Center for Spirit and Renewal on picturesque South Bass Island on Lake Erie. But the peace of the retreat is shattered when one of the nuns is found at the water’s edge—murdered. And when a second nun is killed, Bea and the other members of the League of Literary Ladies—Chandra, Kate, and Luella—start to wonder about eerie parallels with the Agatha Christie mystery classic, And Then There Were None.
Since Bea has the trust of the sisters, the local chief of police asks her and the other Literary Ladies to interview each of them. Expecting a confession may be asking for a miracle, but Bea hopes she can at least find the killer before another nun gets crossed off the guest list…
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from Berkley and Netgalley. All thoughts and opinions in this review are entirely my own.*
There are some series you simply can’t get enough of, and there are others that you can overdo. Kylie Logan’s League of Literary Ladies series, however, is one of those series that I can absolutely not get enough of. Filled with the right blend of serious and hilarious characters and set on an ideal island it is certainly a winner!
The characters in this series are wonderful to read about. Bea is complex, smart, and strong, yet she also has flaws. In other words, she’s an amazing MC. There were huge surprises in this book about not only Bea, but also Levi. Honestly the things revealed blew me away. It was a wonderful plot twist I didn’t see coming. The rest of the main characters, Luella, Chandra, Kate, and Hank, are also great. I loved meeting and learning about the nuns in this book. They were all wonderfully complex and hilarious.
The mystery was well plotted, however I saw the killer a long time before the reveal happened. There was just too much mystery surrounding the person and it was easy to figure out.
Overall a wonderful book, despite a slightly weak mystery. I love this series and will be reading the next one!