Review: Death by the Finish Line


Title: Death by the Finish Line

Series: An Abby McCree Mystery #5

Author: Alexis Morgan

Release Date: 12/28/21

Rating: 3.5/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads


Synopsis from Goodreads: Overcommitted Abby has once again been drafted to use her organizing superpowers--this time for a 5k charity run that's part of the Founder's Day Celebration in Snowberry Creek, Washington. At least she has help, albeit from an unlikely source: Gil Pratt, a member of her handsome tenant Tripp Blackston's veterans group and co-owner of a motorcycle repair shop with his brother. Abby and Gil may seem like an odd couple, but they work great together.


The event seems to be running smoothly--until city council member James DiSalvo is found murdered in a ravine along the race route. Unfortunately, Gil's brother Gary had a very public argument with DiSalvo minutes before the race, making him the prime suspect. Now the two race organizers must again team up to prove Gary's innocence--before the real killer makes a run for it. But one wrong step and Abby may be the next one to come in dead last...


My Review: I love this series, mostly because I really enjoy Abby and Tripp and I also adore Abby's dog, but this book wasn't my favorite. I still enjoyed it but the mystery wasn't my favorite and I feel like Abby needs to just embrace running events instead of always dodging and complaining. Maybe start an event business. I feel like that would make more sense for her character. Overall it was still a good read and I'm still looking forward to the next book in the series.


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