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Dying to Read


Title:  Dying to Read (The Cate Kincaid Files)
Author:  Lorena McCourtney
Pages:  320
Year:  2012
Publisher:  Revell
Note:  I received a complimentary copy for an honest review of this book.  The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility.  Other reviews can be read at http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/.  Also follow me on Twitter @lcjohnson1988
                A group of ladies meet monthly to discuss a certain genre of novels; the group is called the Whodunit Book Club.  Care to take a guess at what type of novels they read?  Amelia is to be the hostess of the group’s meeting that day.  When she doesn’t answer the door, different ladies of the group begin to take out a key.  None of them knows the others have a key to the house.  Cate is sent by her uncle to locate a missing woman named Willow.
                Cate is there that bright day and takes the key from one of the ladies, opens the door and walks in calling for Amelia.  What Cate and Doris discover will change the lives of everyone forever.  Now the book club name seems to be more than just a name.  Cate is now involved in a possible homicide though her uncle Joe just wants her to locate Willow, which is all she has been hired to do.
                Uncle Joe has been a P.I. for a long time, even operating his own business from home.  Since Cate was unable to locate work, Uncle Joe hires her for a couple of cases until Cate lands on her feet.  When she tells Uncle Joe about locating Willow and the discovery of Amelia, Cate finds herself told to do a couple of other odd cases that won’t put her in any danger.
                Uncle Joe has always had a limp though Cate never knew why.  Now he has a broken hip that requires surgery.  While he is in the hospital, Cate decides to find out more about Amelia.  What comes next turns out to be more than Cate ever bargained for.  Octavia is Amelia’s special cat though she is deaf.  Octavia has her own canopy bed and gourmet food.  She is treasured beyond measure. 
                The house that Amelia lives in catches fire and burns down.  Her niece is thought to inherit everything and she wants the cat back from Cate.  A guy named Coop is supposed to be stalking Willow.  How dangerous is he?  As Cate uncovers clues about Willow’s past, which is tied into Amelia’s case, the two cases seem intricately intertwined.  How is Cate supposed to just walk away from all this?
                This is more than just a sleuth type novel.  The author paints characters that seem to have more going on than just the obvious.  Underneath it all, Cate has to find out where she is with God.  She lets go of a former fiancé.  Maybe something will begin with the handyman?  The story is written to keep you turning pages until the very last; it has layers to uncover until end!  Enjoy!
My rating is 4 stars.
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