First of all, Deadly Reception by Karen Randau is a part of the Tawnee Mountain Mysteries series, a collection of seven brand new mysteries, from seven award-winning and bestselling authors, taking place at the same final destination, the Tawnee Mountain Resort.
Each book in this multi-author series is a standalone novella, and the series can be read in any order.
The Tawnee Mountain Mysteries series includes:
Leona’s Last Resort by Karen M. Bryson
Dark Side of the Mountain by R.J. Rosatte
Deadly Reception by Karen Randau
Black Diamond Graves by Wendy Fallon
Deadly Misfire by Laurie Fagen
Cassidy’s Deadly Exit by Marla J. Hayes
The Quinnipiac Disappearance by Lee Tidball
Rita Avery and her husband, Cliff, are quite used to investigate murders, he is a detective and of course she loves to help. But this time is personal, Rita’s daughter is getting married and finding a body on her toilet is not a good omen in a wedding, don’t you think?
Of course everything will get worse before it will get better… Not only because the dead man has a very interesting past… But this is not the first time Cliff sees someone dead in the same way… he never found the killer of an older case… could they be related? And Rita will see a blonde man a few times that seems quite suspicious… Who is it and what is he hiding? So many questions… Will they be able to solve this case before the wedding?
I have to say that it was a really quick read, too quick for my taste. I couldn’t really connect with all the characters because the case was solved too soon! This doesn’t mean it wasn’t interesting, but it makes me wonder if I should take a deepest look at Karen Randau stories, because I liked very much what I read! 😉
For now, let us hope that Rita and Cliff will solve this mistery before is too late!