Book Review: Death Takes A Ride by Lorena McCourtney, Rating: 3.5/5

Death Takes A Ride
by Lorena McCourtney
Rating: 3.5/5
Release Date: July 1, 2014
Book 3 of the Cate Kincaid Files
Revell – Fiction Mystery

Cate Kincaid is an assistant private investigator that is just waiting to obtain her official license, but trouble always seems to find her first. After offering to give a friend a ride to a ladies’ event at her church, Cate finds herself smack dab in the middle of a robbery, shooting, and death. When a gunman shoots his business partner, Halliday had no choice but to shoot the gunman in self-defense, right? A simple case or so it seems. Cate unwillingly gets herself entangled in the investigation and must determine who is after the owners of H&B and why they would want to hurt them.

I chose to review this book because it sounded interested. It is not a heart-stopping, fast-paced thriller of a mystery but it has charm and a slower pace that slowly seduces the reader. (If that makes sense.) I was able to set the book down at first, but once I got into the story more and became more invested in the characters, I had to finish it. The mystery is ever unfolding and feels more authentic with all of the dead ends and disappointment. The main character, Cate Kincaid, is charming but not as captivating as other characters I’ve read. I’ve also never read any of the other books in the series, so maybe there was more character descriptions and development in them. As for plot, I was not able to guess the bad guy which is why I enjoyed it. I definitely caught the hints about the ending regarding Cate and Mitch. Although it took a while for me to get into this book, I’d still consider reading the first two books to get more information regarding the relationship between Cate and Mitch. All in all, definitely a light mystery that’s perfect for summer reading.

I received this book for free from Revell but was not required to give a positive review.

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