Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Look Both Ways


Author:  Carol J. Perry
Genre:  Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  Kensington
Publication Date:  October 27, 2015

Rating:  4 out of 5 stars

Description:  When Lee Barrett spots the same style oak bureau she once had as a child on the WICH-TV show, Shopping Salem, she rushes to the antiques shop and buys the piece. Just like the beloved bureau she lost in a fire, this one has secret compartments. It also comes with an intriguing history--it was purchased in an estate sale from a home where a famous local murder took place.

The day after the bureau is delivered, Lee returns to the antiques shop and finds the owner dead. The police suspect the shop owner's unscrupulous business partner, but Lee wonders if the murder is connected to her new furniture. At least part of the answer may be revealed through a mirror in the bureau, tarnished and blackened, allowing Lee to tap into her psychic visions. Using this bureau of investigation, Lee may be able to furnish her policeman beau with the evidence needed to catch the killer--before the next one to be shut up is her
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My Review

This is the third book in this series, but the first book I have read by this author. I enjoyed it 
so much that I am going to go out and get the first two books in the series. I would consider this as somewhat of a paranormal mystery, as our main character, Lee has visions. The author captured my attention right from the first pages with the description of an old bureau that Lee had as a child. The story is well written and has a fast pace. I also really enjoyed the characters. The author does a wonderful job of engaging the reader with likable, relatable characters and a story line that is intriguing and full of mystery. There is a touch of romance for Lee but this does not detract in anyway from the mystery for those who might worry about that in a cozy. As someone who has been to Salem, I also found the author did a wonderful job in almost creating a secondary character of the city by her wonderful description of this town. All in all, this was a highly enjoyable read and I will definitely be checking out what this author has to offer in the future. 

Disclosure: I received an ARC from Net Galley in Exchange for a fair and honest review.

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