💎💎💎 Diamonds, dives, and dead bodies...oh my! 💎💎💎
Mira James never imagined life after Minneapolis would include a doublewide trailer outside Battle Lake, Minnesota. Then again, maybe the North Country has more to offer than mosquitoes and broasted chicken. Maybe it has earthy, sexy Johnny Leeson and... jewels?
Local legend claims that a diamond necklace was lost nearly a century ago in Whiskey Lake, near the bank of the present-day Shangri-La resort. Mira, a part-time reporter, goes fishing for the story behind the legend. Her exhilarating treasure hunt uncovers a new mystery and puts her face to face with a menacing foe from her past.
Can she survive his deadly advances long enough to lock lips with Johnny?
⭐ *Jess Lourey named to Book Riot's "10 Funny Mystery Authors Like Janet Evanovich" list!
Heavy handed political “hints”
“Leylanda was the most horrible kind of creature—a right-wing traditionalist ”
One could argue that the exact opposite is also very true.
It’s draining to read a book where the author has a very clear political bias. I read to unwind and relax and I just can’t be bothered with stories that want to smack you with what is supposedly virtuous and good.
I started this series because apparently it’s similar to Evanovich’s hilarious books with Steph Plum as the main protagonist. The only way in which they are similar is that the main characters are both female and they both solve crimes- apart from that these are very different books. There is some humour but not enough for me to stay on and slog through the whole series.
If you want to weave a story with a myriad of characters from all walks of life then by all means do it. It’s amazing when done well. However for me, the author’s very biased political stance is just a bit exhausting and I don’t want to pay to read that. Im an immigrant woman of colour (Indian) and I work in the US so the usual cliches don’t apply here either. I’ll be giving this series a pass.