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.
Dirty little secrets
Witty characters and fast paced action in a I didn’t see that coming who dunnit
This book started off great but then the ending happened so abruptly it made me hate the book. Worst ending ever I don't even want to read the rest of the series 😒
Great start with a "bleh" ending!
For starters Dr Graves (the main character) is a very likable character, smart and independent with a spotty past. I did NOT however like the way the book ended... I was SO disappointed. The book starts out promising and the author makes you feel like you are unraveling some twisted sadistic murderous love triangle, but the book ends so abruptly making you say WTH?! Where did this character come from again?!
I may read book two because of the little entertaining tidbits throughout the book, but sadly I will not be expecting much.