Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Welcome to the small town of Blaisdell, Nebraska where everyone knows you and nothing ever happens, until…library director Rhea Tennyson’s neighbor turns up dead! This is Kate’s first work of fiction from her historical norm and boy, did she nail it on the head! Now, to give you a little back story, twenty-five years ago a murder DID take place in a small town in Nebraska, not to far from where I actually live. I think it is great when author’s can take a real life event and turn it into something completely their own! Although to make things even better, these are actual memories that Kate has used. Her neighbor WAS the man who was murdered and some parts of the book did occur such as scattering logos in front of the door as sort of an alarm system. Now if you ask me, stories like this give me chills up and down. Not only is this slightly based on actual events, but events that happened 30 miles away from me…….sweet! I enjoy reading books by Alex Kava as well, she writes crime mysteries and most of them are based on actual events, some that even happened in NEBRASKA (my state). Unlike Kate’s fictionalized version, the murder on which it is based remains unsolved.
The book is very well written and the twists and turns keep you reading, super fast too because you want to know what is going to happen next! Even though main character Rhea is helping, the librarian becomes the murderer’s next intended victim. Who is the murder, a serial killer or someone in the town? Who are all these mysterious strangers who are starting to appear in town? And what does Rhea know that puts her in the path of the murderer? You HAVE to find out, I highly recommend this book, you will not be disappointed!
This book is only available as an e-book right now, you can snatch it up here: Partly Cloudy with a Chance of Murder (Rhea Tennyson Mysteries) by Kate Clabough
Want to learn more about this author? Check out my post I wrote all about a visit from Kate Clabough!