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Review: The Skeleton Makes a Friend


Title: The Skeleton Makes a Friend

Series: Family Skeleton Mystery #5

Author: Leigh Perry

Release Date: September 4th 2018

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Synopsis from Goodreads: Georgia Thackery is feeling pretty good about her summer job teaching at prestigious Cattenhall College, and she’s renting a rustic cabin right by a lake for herself, her daughter, Madison, and her best friend, Sid the Skeleton. Together again, the trio are enjoying the quiet when a teenager named Judy shows up looking for her friend. Georgia doesn’t recognize the name, but she learns that the person Judy was looking for is actually Sid. Sid reveals that he and Judy are part of a regular online gaming group that formed locally, and one of their members has gone missing. Sid admits that he might have bragged about his investigative prowess, enough so that Judy wants him to find their missing player. Given that Sid doesn’t have many friends IRL―none, really, unless you count the Thackery family―Georgia agrees to help him search. They manage to discreetly enlist Judy, who lives in town, and follow the clues to... a dead buddy. Now they've got a killer on their hands. Probing the life of Sid's friend, they realize a lot is wrong both on campus and in the seemingly quaint town, and someone doesn't want them looking deeper.

My Review: This cozy mystery series is super fun and a really great for October! It features a living skeleton who has a penitent for investigating and sticking his imaginary nose into everything. He lives with a family that took him in after he saved the main character when she was a kid. This installment in the series is just as good as the rest, in fact it was probably a little better because Madison is one of my favorite characters and she had a much bigger role in the story. This story focuses a lot on college campus politics and the relationship between the college and the townspeople. The book is well written, well paced and has some really great humorous moments! If you enjoy cozy mysteries check it out!

*I received this book from Diverson books and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

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