J.J. Graves has seen a lot of dead bodies in her line of work...
She's not only in the mortuary business, but she's also the coroner for King George County, Virginia. When a grisly murder is discovered in the small town of Bloody Mary, it's up to J.J. and her best friend, Detective Jack Lawson, to bring the victim justice.
The murders are piling up...
So when a popular mystery writer shows up on J.J.'s doorstep with plans of writing his new book about the Bloody Mary Serial Killer, J.J. has to decide if he might be going above and beyond the call of duty to create the spine tinglers he's so well known for. The sexual attraction between them only clouds the issue.
And passions are rising...
J.J and Jack discover each victim had a shocking secret, and the very foundation of J.J.'s life is in danger of crumbling when it turns out she’s harboring secrets of her own—secrets that make her a perfect target in a deadly game.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
When a string of murders sends violent tremors through a seemingly peaceful Virginia hamlet, a lonesome county coroner and her sheriff best friend team up to hunt the killer. Their bloody work only gets messier when a handsome writer starts tagging along, and everyone in town turns out to have an awful secret to hide. This is the witty and nail-biting first mystery in the J.J. Graves series by New York Times bestselling author Liliana Hart, showcasing sizzling romantic wrinkles and a surprise ending you’ll never see coming.
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Don't stop after book 1!
Yes, the ending in book 1 was unexpected but you have to read books 2 & 3. The main character J.J. Graves is smart and hilarious and the story line through all three books is action packed. Read them all in a couple days - terrific, entertaining read.
It has been a while since I have been captured and pulled into a book. Where I can't wait to read again to see what happens next! The only reason I did not give this book 5 stars is I do agree with a few other comments, there was a great twist at the end, but it was wrapped up and ended way to fast. Don't let this put you off though.... It is a fun fast read. Enjoy!
Dirty Little Secrets
A surprise ending is not the same as a trick ending. Also needs a good editor, or at the very least a competent spellcheck and grammar checker.