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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Book Review: Quiet Anchorage by Ed Lynskey

Quiet Anchorage

Synopsis (from Goodreads):  Quiet Anchorage, Virginia, looks like paradise. When she's accused of murdering her fiance, however, the small town is anything but heavenly for Megan Connors. With her fingerprints on the murder weapon, it looks like an open-and-shut case, and Sheriff Fox, running for reelection and anxious to get credit for 'solving' a murder case, intends on ramming through charges and getting a conviction. Megan's only champions are her aging aunts. They don't believe she's guilty, but what can two senior citizens do against the powers of the state and the evidence against Megan?

Isabel and Alma Trumbo may be aging, even worried about memory loss, but they've read just about every mystery published in the past half-century. They're sure they've picked up the skills and knowledge they need to prove Megan's innocence. Starting with the town's gossips and loafers, then scaling up when the sexy ex-girlfriend of one of the Sheriff's deputies joins them, they search for alternate suspects, possible motives, and any evidence that might exonerate their niece.
My Thoughts:  I love a good cozy mystery and this one fit the bill!  The characters were fun and the book was a fast and easy, yet extremely entertaining read!

Isabel and Alma Trumbo are sisters.  They are upset when their niece, Megan, is accused of murdering her fiance and the two set out to clear Megan's name.  However, Sheriff Fox is not going to let it go that easily.  The aunt's will stop at nothing (and I do mean nothing) to help.

I enjoyed the small town atmosphere (very much like the town I live in) and the characters were eay to connect too.  The author kept you guessing as to who the killer was and I was pleasantly surprised at the end. 

This book was a fast read but kept me interested throughout the whole story.  I read it quickly simply because I did not want to put it down.  I found the book funny and can't wait for more from this author!

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