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Audiobook Review: Murder by Page One

Title: Murder by Page One

Series: Peach Coast Library Mystery #1

Author: Olivia Matthews

Release Date: March 23, 2021

Rating: 3.5/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads

Synopsis from Goodreads: Marvey’s a librarian from Brooklyn who makes book-themed jewelry as a hobby, looks after her cranky cat, and supports events for readers and authors. She’s still adjusting to quirky small-town life in Georgia—and that’s before she discovers a dead body in a bookstore.

When her new best friend becomes a suspect, Marvey develops a new hobby: solving a murder mystery. With her talents for research, her knowledge gleaned from crime novels, and a whole lot of determination, she pursues the truth. But even as she gets closer to it, could she be facing a deadly plot twist?

My Review: While I really enjoyed the story and the characters for this one the narrator of the audiobook wasn't my favorite so I felt my attention slipping quite a bit. That being said though, it was a solid start to a new cozy series and had a lot of the elements I love in a good cozy mystery. The characters were well done and developed, and the setting, a small southern town was great. I loved the juxtaposition of Marvey's straight forward approach to everything against the nuisances of the southerners. Overall this was a good mystery and I look forward to book two, though I will likely read that one and not listen to it.

*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*

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