Thursday, October 30, 2014
Out of the Ordinary Book Review
On a whim and because I haven't reviewed anything from this genre yet I chose to read and review Kendra Elliot's "On Her Father's Grave". This is a mystery novella. Yes I said Novella. There are currently two novella's out in this series with two more prepped to go out next month. If you have Kindle Unlimited you can read these two novella's for free. If you don't have Kindle Unlimited you can purchase them through Amazon for $2.99. Each novella is 98 pages long so there's not much of a commitment involved in surrendering to this series.
This first book follows the eldest Taylor daughter Stevie as she returns to her small Oregon hometown of Solitude. Her father has passed away and Stevie is over and done with the LA scene where she's spent the last ten years working for the LAPD. Stevie is looking forward to the slower more sedate pace of a small rural town and the friendliness of familiar faces, that is until a young teenage football player dies mysteriously at everyone favorite swimming hole O'Rourke Lake. Stevie knows the kids are lying about what caused his death and she needs to find out soon before someone else dies.
The book is a bit formulaic so guessing the ending is pretty easy there's no real surprise twist ending. I'm strangely ok with this because the story line itself is not too bad. You are left wondering about the who and the where and when Chief Roy goes missing and no one can find him that's another layer of mystery to chew on.
The book is the first one in a series so don't expect the ending to wrap up all of your questions, it won't, but that's the fun in reading a series anyway.
I wasn't totally in love with the book on a scale of 1 to OMG I MUST HAVE THE NEXT ONE I would give it a 4. It was a short, entertaining read but I'm not going to be waiting anxiously for the next one to come out or pre-ordering ahead of time.