Dec 26, 2016

Book Review: A Killer Location

As this captivating cozy mystery series featuring real estate agent Sam Turner continues, a dream home turns into a crime scene when murder intrudes on an open house.

Thanks to a few sales and a self-help book on becoming a super-agent, Sam Turner is well on her way to becoming real estate royalty in Arlinda, her eccentric hometown on the Northern California coast. And after settling into her new house with her teenage son, she’s finally a homeowner, too. Sure, things aren’t perfect—for example, her sister still doesn’t know that Sam is dating her ex, police chief Bernie Aguilar—but perfect is boring. And Sam’s life is never boring.

When Sam’s boss, Everett Sweet, assigns her an open house in Arlinda’s most exclusive neighborhood, she brushes up on her super-agent tips, hoping to wow potential buyers. But there’s nothing in the manual about stumbling upon the owner’s dead body halfway through the tour. When suspicion falls on her boss, Sam and her co-workers are suddenly out of work, their real estate licenses suspended. Now, with her job on the line and a mortgage to pay, Sam will need every trick in the book to clear Everett’s name.

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I do have to say that Ms.Hobart has turned me into a lover of cozy mysteries.  The main character, Sam Turner, could be my next door neighbor as she struggles to pay her bills and raise her teenage son on her own. Unfortunately, Sam has a habit of finding dead bodies or at least pieces of them.  

The pacing on this book was spot on, the dialogue is witty and sometimes funny, and the question of who is killing who will keep you glued to the pages until you discover the surprising answer.   A KILLER LOCATION is the perfect book to read while curling up with a hot cup of tea.

*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions expressed within are my own.


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