Review: Killer Content


Title: Killer Content

Series: A Brooklyn Murder Mystery #1

Author: Olivia Blacke

Release Date: February 2, 2021

Find it here: Goodreads


Synopsis from Goodreads: Bayou transplant Odessa Dean has a lot to learn about life in Brooklyn. So far she's scored a rent free apartment in one of the nicest neighborhoods around by cat-sitting, and has a new job working at Untapped Books & Café. Hand-selling books and craft beers is easy for Odessa, but making new friends and learning how to ride the subway? Well, that might take her a little extra time.


But things turn more sour than an IPA when the death of a fellow waitress goes viral, caught on camera in the background of a couple's flash-mob proposal video. Nothing about Bethany's death feels right to Odessa--neither her sudden departure mid-shift nor the clues that only Odessa seems to catch. As an up-and-coming YouTube star, Bethany had more than one viewer waiting for her to fall from grace.


Determined to prove there's a killer on the loose, Odessa takes matters into her own hands. But can she pin down Bethany's killer before they take Odessa offline for good?


My Review: This was a really fun new cozy mystery series. It didn't follow the traditional cozy pathway and while I wasn't completely sold on several of the plot points (such as the main characters motivation for solving a murder of someone she barely knew), I still really enjoyed the story. I loved the setting of Brooklyn and the café/bookstore the main character works in. I especially loved the addition of Huckleberry the dog to the store. I also really liked the main character, she has a big heart and really fun quirks. Overall it was a good read and I look 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.*