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Review: A Brush with Death

Title: A Brush with Death

Series: The Nosey Parker Mysteries #2

Author: Fiona Leitch

Release Date: February 12, 2021

Find it here: Goodreads

Synopsis from Goodreads: When a body turned up at her last catering gig it certainly put people off the hor d'oeuvres. So with a reputation to salvage, Jodie’s determined that her next job for the village’s festival will go without a hitch.

But when chaos breaks out, Jodie Parker somehow always finds herself in the picture.

The body of a writer from the festival is discovered at the bottom of a cliff, and the prime suspect is the guest of honour, the esteemed painter Duncan Stovall. With her background in the Met police, Jodie has got solving cases down to a fine art and she knows things are rarely as they seem.

Can she find the killer before the village faces another brush with death?

My Review: This is another good addition to the mystery series, though I don't think it was quite as strong as the first one. The book started off a bit slow and took quite a bit for me to get into it. I still really enjoyed the characters, including the mother and daughter, and Jodie herself was very likeable. The tension was still there between Jodie and Withers, which I enjoyed from the first book. Besides the dragging of the story in this one I also had the same issues as the last one where I felt like Jodie should have been more careful and thoughtful having been a police officer. This one also wasn't as funny as the first one.

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

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