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Review: Murder at the PTA

Title: Murder at the PTA

Series: Maya and Sandra mystery #1

Author: Lee Hollis

Release Date: September 29th, 2020

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads

Synopsis from Goodreads: Someone is trying to turn Portland High into a school for scandal with a gossipy website called Dirty Laundry. The latest target of ruinous rumors is newly elected PTA president Sandra Wallage. After a heated meeting with outraged parents, Sandra runs into fellow school mom and private investigator Maya Kendrick, who's discovered the person behind the website. But when the women storm into the venomous gossip columnist’s office they find a lifeless body—along with a confession.

Although the police rule the death a suicide, Maya suspects an injured party hung the Dirty Laundry creator out to dry. Maya already has a PI partner—but she's pregnant, and sonograms and stakeouts tend to conflict. So when Sandra volunteers for a crash course in sleuthing, Maya accepts the help. But as these unlikely partners study the clues, a killer plans to teach them a lesson . . .

My Review: This is a really fun start to a new cozy mystery series. I loved the combination of an inexperienced sleuth with a PI who was an ex cop. This seemed so much more plausible to me than a cop who gives the main character info when they shouldn't. I also really like both Maya and Sandra. They are both moms who have to raise their children essentially on their own and despite having vastly different backgrounds come together and become friends. Overall I loved this book, thoroughly enjoyed the mystery and am very excited to read book two!

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

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