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Review: Runaway Murder

Title: Runaway Murder

Series: A Carson Stables Mystery #4

Author: Leigh Hearon

Release Date: June 26th, 2018

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Synopsis from Goodreads: Breaking free from her mounting responsibilities on the Olympic Peninsula, Carson Stables owner Annie Carson reluctantly swaps muddy jeans for breeches to attend a dressage event in Southern California. But after settling into elegant digs at a historic mansion, she finds herself surrounded by palace intrigue, backbiting riders, and cold-blooded murder. As Annie makes heads or tails of clues scattered around the show ring, she must figure out which of her new acquaintances is a killer—before the crazed culprit takes the reins . . .

My Review: I really enjoyed the first three books in the series but this one just didn’t do it for me. The mystery was really lacking and I got tired of the catty woman very quickly. I loved the horse part of the story and the author did a wonderful job blending knowledge of horses and dressage into the story but there was so much of it the mystery felt like it got sidelined in favor of that. The story was well written and moved along nicely. I liked the characters that were in this story. One thing that did bug me though was that the author likes to through obscure words into the story that always throw me off. Not because I don’t know them but because I’m reading along and I stop to ponder the word usage. That could just be me though. Overall it was an okay read and it won’t stop me from continuing on with the series.

*I received this book from Kensington Books in exchange for an honest review*

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