Zooloo's Book Tours | Rivalry Gone Wrong by L. C. Turner
Something a bit different today - a cozy murder mystery.
I know, I know, not something that I generally read but I am branching out.
So, anyway, I am joining Zooloo's book tours again.
Right. let's tell you about the book!
About The Book
These cheer moms are not content to sit on the sidelines.
Abby Winters is not your typical cheer mom. She doesn't have time to micromanage her daughter's competitive cheer group.
She's got her business, Scoops Ice Cream Shop, to run. But when a rival team's coach turns up dead and all signs point to murder, Abby wants to make sure her daughter is safe.
Can she catch the killer before they strike again or is the culprit going to murder the competition?
When it comes to reading, my usual fare is a good dose of Murder, Death, Kill. However, I thought I would have a bit of a change of pace with Rivalry Gone Wrong, which slowed the gears down to Murder, cheerleading, ice cream.
Yep, this is me diving headlong into the waters of the cozy mystery world.
I have to say, I did not know what to expect, but as far as it goes, I quite enjoyed dipping my toe into this world of coziness, cheerleading and murder.
As you can guess, the story revolves around the cut throat world of competitive cheerleading in small town USA. During one of these cheerleading competitions, one of the coaches is killed, which the police discover was not an accident. Worried about the safety of her daughter and the other girls in the team, cheerleading mom Abby Winters literally helps the police with their enquiries by taking it upon herself to investigate the murder and bring the culprit to justice.
Like I said, I quite liked this book with its veneer of Hallmark pleasantness. It does have that Jessica Fletcher/Father Brown feel to it and I quite enjoyed the warmth and the wit of the story that LC Turner builds with her ice cream mom detective. I must say that I was a little surprised by the speed of the denouement of the story and it took me a little bit aback at how quickly it played out
Added to that, the characters of the story were all quite likeable and believable, there's a little bit of romance chucked in which moves the story along nicely.
All in all, for a reader that generally likes his books swathed in blood, dragons and war, this was a pleasant change of pace.
As a child, L.C. thought she would either be a truck driver (thanks to Jerry Reed in Smokey and the Bandit) or work at Taco Bell (her favorite restaurant as a child). As she grew older, she realized her talents lay in other areas, and for the last several years has been a college professor teaching business and English.
Through all her career choices, she has continued to have a passion for writing stemming from childhood, where, as an only child, she developed a vivid imagination.
She is proud of her vast experiences in life from barrel racing, to being on the dance team for a semi-pro basketball team, to being a mom of 2 amazing kids.
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