Tuesday, June 14, 2022

The Tuesday Night Survivors' Club by Lynn Cahoon

 The Tuesday Night Survivors' Club

Book Summary

The New York Times bestselling author of the Tourist Trap mysteries launches a new series perfect for fans of The Thursday Murder Club. New-age Sedona, Arizona seemed like the perfect place to open up a bookstore devoted to healing. But when a member of a local cancer survivor support book club goes missing, will this group’s sleuthing skills be enough to find her?
Two things got Rarity Cole through her breast cancer treatments: friends and books. Now cancer-free, Rarity is devoting her life to helping others find their way through the maze to healing. She’s opened a bookstore focusing on the power of healing—Eastern medicine, Western medicine, the healing power of food, the power of meditation, and the importance of developing a support community. To that end, she’s also started the Tuesday Night Survivors book club. With its openness to new-age communities, Sedona, Arizona, is the perfect fit for Rarity’s bookstore and the tightly knit group.
But their therapeutic unity is disrupted when one of their members suddenly goes missing. Martha has always kept to herself, never opening up much of her personal life to the group. Now she’s nowhere to be found. With her car abandoned on a trail and her dog left with a friend, Rarity is sure something terrible had happened—but will she be able to uncover Martha’s secrets before it’s too late?
My Thoughts

The Tuesday Night Survivors’ Club by Lynn Cahoon is the debut of A Survivors’ Book Club Mysteries.  I found this story easy to read.  It contains good writing and realistic characters.  The story is set in Sedona, Arizona where Rarity Jones, a breast cancer survivor, has opened The Next Chapter, a bookstore.  The bookshop is next to a crystal shop owned by her best friend, Sam Aarons.  Rarity needed a fresh start after beating breast cancer and her fiancé deserting her.  She advertises for a Tuesday night book group for cancer survivors.  I like the group of women that come together each week to support each other and discuss books (plus eat snacks).  When one of the members is murdered, the group becomes a sleuthing club as well.  The ladies ask questions, search for clues, and do “research” trips.  Detective Drew Anderson is in charge of the case.  He is a nice man who becomes friends with Rarity.  They bond over the victim’s dog, Killer which comes to live with Rarity.  Drew accepts information from Rarity along with her help a time or two.  The mystery is straightforward with a red herring, several suspects, and good clues.  The crime can be solved early on, but I did not know why.  I enjoyed following Rarity and the group as they worked together to identify the guilty party.  

The Tuesday Night Survivors’ Club is an emotional novel as the ladies discuss their cancer and what they endured.  You need to be strong and have a good support system if you are to get through cancer treatments.  I can tell the author has knowledge on this subject.  I like Lynn Cahoon’s engaging writing style.   She also created realistic and relatable characters.  I enjoyed getting to know Rarity, Sam, Drew, and the others.  I know we have just touched the surface in The Tuesday Night Survivors’ Club.  There is also a new love interest for Rarity and her friend, Sam.  The descriptions of Sedona were lovely.  It sounds like a beautiful area.  I like it when authors include real life locations in their books.  The main theme of this engaging cozy mystery is friendship.  I liked seeing women support each other instead of tearing each other down.  I agreed with Rarity’s description of a mammogram machine.  It is a painful torture device (definitely invented by a man).  I am looking forward to reading Secrets in the Stacks when it comes out later this year.  There is a recipe for Texas Sheet Cake at the end.  The Tuesday Night Survivors’ Club is a warm cozy mystery with a novel bookstore, a cancer survivors’ book club, a missing member, a cute Killer, a dedicated detective, a good-looking guide, and an astute bookshop owner.

The Tuesday Night Survivors' Club is available from Amazon*.  The second The Survivor's Book Club Mystery is Secrets in the Stacks which releases November 1, and it can be preordered from Amazon. Lynn Cahoon has A Vacation to Die For publishing September 6.  It is the 14th A Tourist Trap Mystery.  I appreciate you stopping by today and reading my review.  I will return tomorrow with Among the Innocent by Mary Alford.  I hope that you have a calm day.  Take care, stay cool, and Happy Reading!


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