Monday, November 2, 2015

A Blossom of Bright Light

It is All Soul's Day!  A day to pray for our loved ones and friends who have passed away.  It is sometimes called Day of the Dead. Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 3 is book release day!  There are some great books coming out!  Crowned and Moldering by Kate Carlise, Death Takes Priority by Jean Flowers (first in new Postmistress Mystery series), Trimmed with Murder by Sally Goldenbaum, White Colander Crime by Victoria Hamilton, Olive and Let Die by Susannah Hardy, A Dickens of a Murder by Jim and Joyce Lavene (first in the new Canterville Book Shop Mystery series--it is a good book), and Nuts and Buried by Elizabeth Lee are just a few of them.  All of them are available for pre-order on Amazon.

A Blossom of Bright Light by Suzanne Chazin is the second book in A Jimmy Vega Novel series.  It takes place in October in New York City.  Detective Jimmy Vega needs to find out who left a little baby out in the cold to die behind the community center (La Casa) started by Adele Figueroa (and Jimmy’s girlfriend).  Then they find the mother of the baby, and she is wearing a jacket of Jimmy's daughter, Joy (a college student who lives with her mother).  Jimmy sets out to clear his daughter and find out who harmed this young woman and her baby.   Adele is offered a great opportunity.  She has the chance to work with County Supervisor Steve Shulman who is about to be elected to the Senate.  It would mean uprooting her daughter, leaving behind her community center and Jimmy.  It is a difficult decision for Adele and she has yet to mention it to Jimmy.  Jimmy’s investigation leads him down an unexpected path.  Jimmy needs to make sure that all his ducks are in a row and that he has substantial proof if he wishes to arrest the culprit (and get justice for the young mother and her baby). 

I am afraid that I did not enjoy reading A Blossom of Bright Light.  It just seemed to go on and on (I did not think I would ever get to the end).  The mystery was child’s play to solve (which was so disappointing).  I really tried to enjoy this novel, but I just could not get into it.  I give A Blossom of Bright Light 2.75 out of 5 stars. 

The first book in A Jimmy Vega Mysteries is Land of Careful Shadows.  I received a complimentary copy of A Blossom of Bright Light from Kensington and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I am currently reading Writing All Wrongs by Ellery Adams (almost done). It will be released tomorrow!  Have a wonderful Monday!  Take care and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

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