Sunday, April 10, 2016

Killer Reunion

Killer Reunion by G.A. McKevett is the twenty-first book in the Savannah Reid series.  Savannah Reid and her husband, Dirk have returned to Savannah’s hometown (McGill, Georgia) for her Granny’s birthday.   It just so happens that her high school reunion is happening the same week.  Savannah arrives at the high school gym to find it decorated completely in purple (not the school colors).  Purple happens to be Jeanette Parker’s favorite color (and she was head of the decorating committee).  Jeanette was and still is the mean girl.  She pushes Savannah too far and Savannah ends up smacking her (and immediately regrets it).  Savannah and Dirk head up to make out point (every town has one) for a little adult fun.  Savannah hears a splash (there is a lake).  They go down to the bottom of the hill (where it is raining) and Savannah cannot see a thing (and manages to leave one of her fancy shoes behind).  The next day Jeanette’s purple car is found in the lake with Jeanette in it.  Savannah ends up being the prime suspect.  Savannah and the Moonlight Magnolia Detective Agency (Savannah’s PI business) set out to find the real killer so they can enjoy Granny’s birthday party. 

Killer Reunion was a disappointment (sorry, but its true).  The majority of the book was devoted to nonsense (the family, Granny's birthday, sexual innuendos).  Very little time was spent on the mystery.  The only clues provided were right before the killer was revealed (it was an obvious clue).  The murder mystery was very easy to solve (you really did not need the clue).  I did, though like the surprise at the end of the novel.  I just wanted more (more mystery, more substance).  Killer Reunion was just okay.  I think the series has gone on too long.  I give Killer Reunion 3 out of 5 stars.   Killer Reunion can be read alone, but I think it would be beneficial to at least read the first book in the series.  

You can find the other books in the Savannah Reid mystery series on Amazon (I am not listing that many books).  I received a complimentary copy of Killer Reunion from NetGalley (and the publisher) in exchange for an honest evaluation of the novel.

I am off to relax.  I am just worn out.  The little kittens are learning to climb!  It is cute to watch them run around and play.  Then they just conk out!  I wish I could go to sleep like that.  I have been an insomniac since I was twelve.  I am currently reading Can You Keep a Secret?  by R.L. Stine (just so-so).  Enjoy your evening!  Take care and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

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