Review: The Body in the Wetlands
Title: The Body in the Wetlands
Series: Jazzi Zanders Mystery #2
Author: Judi Lynn
Release Date: April 23, 2019
Rating: 3/5 Stars
Synopsis from Goodreads: When established house flippers Jazzi Zanders and her cousin Jerod donate a week’s worth of remodeling work to Jazzi’s sister Olivia, they’re expecting nothing more than back-breaking roofing work and cold beers at the end of each long, hot day. With Jazzi’s live-in boyfriend and partner Ansel on the team, it promises to be a quick break before starting their next big project—until Leo, an elderly neighbor of Olivia’s, unexpectedly goes missing . . . When the friendly senior’s dog tugs Jazzi and the guys toward the wetlands beyond Olivia’s neighborhood, they stumble across a decomposing corpse—and a lot of questions. With Jazzi’s pal Detective Gaff along to investigate, Jazzi finds her hands full of a whole new mystery instead of the usual hammer and nails. And this time it will take some sophisticated sleuthing to track down the culprit of the deadly crime—before the killer turns on her next . . .
My Review: I wanted to give book two in this series a chance, having moderately enjoyed book one but this book ended up suffering from the same problems as the first book. While it has a good story line, strong writing and good characters, I just can’t stand the relationship between the two main characters. Jazzi is a strong, independent character but she becomes weak and insecure with Ansel and its really bothered me. Both characters seem immature where their relationship is concerned and it detracted from the rest of the story. Overall it was an enjoyable mystery but it just wasn’t the right fit for me. If you like cozy mysteries that involve house flipping its worth checking out though!
*I received this book from Lyrical Underground and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*