REVIEW: I just finished Kill For Justice by Judy Buch. Do you know what I liked about this book? It was an old fashioned mystery. Just like the ones I used to love. It was a welcome shift from the books I’ve been reading. It was fun, entertaining and kept my interest with all it’s quirky characters. I was totally immersed.
We meet Simone first. She is a Ventriloquist who is in a small town in Maine doing three shows in exchange for one on one coaching from two artistic directors. Her father, Grit winds up joining her. They have a difficult relationship. Then there is a murder possibly connected to a murder that occurred 25 yrs before. Daughter and father work on the case behind the scenes. You can imagine the fun with all the theater people!
If you are looking for something a little different and love mysteries, you might like this one. It is actually book two in Judy Buch’s Simone Biaz series. I haven’t read book one yet. It read well as a stand alone. I’m so intrigued, I want to go back and read book one!
I received a copy of this book from the author for a fair and honest review.
SYNOPSIS: Someone has a dark secret and will use any means to keep it hidden.
Beneath the surface of an idyllic seacoast town in Maine lies buried a chilling history. The perfect setting for a riveting cozy suspense.
Simone Biaz, a ventriloquist known for putting words in people’s mouths and three other performing artists meet for a reunion. Their main purpose? Save the local theater. One day later, a fourth performer, a flamboyant magician makes a grand entrance, and shortly afterward is found dead between the boulders of the rocky coastline. The theater community is shaken. But why are the townspeople of Barnside Harbor suspiciously quiet?
When Simone’s father hears about the murder, he shows up unexpectedly and exacerbates an already strained relationship between himself and Simone. She and her father are thrust into solving a murder. But how will Simone, who can make anything talk, convince the locals to talk and tell the truth before she and her father become the next murder victims?
What started as a curious interest entangles Simone in a struggle for survival.
Kill for Justice is the second book in the Simone Biaz mystery series. If you like stories of loss, redemption, and hope, and twists that keep you reading, you’ll love this intriguing story.