What the publisher says about Dying to Read:
All she wanted was a paycheck. What she got was a murder.
Cate Kinkaid’s life is . . . well, frankly it’s floundering. Her social life, her career, her haircut–they’re all a mess. Unemployed, she jumps at the chance to work for her PI uncle, even though she has no experience and no instincts. After all, she is just dabbling in the world of private investigating until she can find a “real” job.
All she has to do for her first assignment is determine that a particular woman lives at a particular address. Simple, right? But when she reaches the dark Victorian house, she runs into an hungry horde of gray-haired mystery readers and a dead body. This routine PI job is turning out to be anything but simple. Is Cate in over her head?
What I think about Dying to Read:
Maybe it’s because I’ve been reading too many mysteries lately, but I felt like Dying to Read was a bit of a knock-off version of some of the popular mainstream mysteries that have been published in the last few years.
That said, I enjoyed the story and felt as if it was well-written and developed. I actually found myself guessing as to the answer to the mystery even until the last few pages before all was revealed.
I guess I’ll chalk up the regurgitated storyline to the fact that “there is nothing new under the sun,” and I’ll give Dying to Read four stars for quality writing and a storyline that captivated my attention.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of Dying to Read from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, in exchange for my honest review.