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THE CASE OF THE KILLER DIVORCE (JAMIE QUINN MYSTERY, BOOK #2) BY BARBARA VENKATARAMAN: BOOK REVIEW

by hmhibbit, September 1, 2014

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4 star rating
 
 
The Case of the Killer Divorce
Jamie Quinn Mysteries,  Book #2  By   Barbara Venkataraman

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Andra

 
the-case-of-the-killer-divorce-jamie-quinn-mystery-barbara-venkataramanSynopsis:

Reluctant lawyer, Jamie Quinn, has returned to her family law practice after a hiatus due to the death of her mother. It’s business as usual until a bitter divorce case turns into a murder investigation, and Jamie’s client becomes the prime suspect. When she can’t untangle truth from lies, Jamie enlists the help of Duke Broussard, her favorite private investigator, to try to clear her client’s name. And she’s hoping that, in his spare time, he can help her find her long-lost father… 

Review:

Another fine, quick read of a book by Barbara Venkataraman.  I really enjoyed Jamie’s journey in this story and was happy to see that she is carrying on with her life after the death of her mother and that the depth of the mourning has returned to a healthy level.  And to throw a monkey wrench in this, there was one more “gift” from mom….a letter expressing the details of Jamie’s father.  Who knew???  Not Jamie, that is for sure.  So of course, aside from solving a murder mystery and starting a new love relationship….Jamie is to pursue locating her father.

I really enjoyed Jamie re-connecting with a beau from high school.  You could just feel the chemistry between the two.  I liked the fact that they were not carbon copies of each other, they had different interests and that did not seem to deter the budding romance.

With all the other storylines within the story, the murder was not always at the top of this reader’s radar…..which probably contributed to my utter lack of guesses for who the killer was.   The confession by the killer seemed like an afterthought….a way of tying up the loose end of “whodunit”.

All I want to know is how does the author write such a fun filled action packed book given that the book is only 132 pages!!!  I enjoyed all the storylines, but the murder mystery did not really seem at the forefront for this book.  Okay from my perspective.

A thoroughly enjoyable, quick read from an author I like, and I shall wait with baited breath for the next installment.

*OBS would like to think the author for supplying a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review*

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