Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
Date Read: January 2016
In the small coastal town of Oyster Bay, North Carolina, you'll find plenty of characters, ne'er-do-wells, and even a few celebs trying to duck the paparazzi. But when murder joins this curious community, the Bayside Book Writers are there to get the story...
Olivia Limoges is the subject of constant gossip. Ever since she came back to town-a return as mysterious as her departure-Olivia has kept to herself, her dog, and her unfinished novel. With a little cajoling from the eminently charming writer Camden Ford, she agrees to join the Bayside Book Writers, break her writer's block, and even make a few friends...
But when townspeople start turning up dead with haiku poems left by the bodies, anyone with a flair for language is suddenly suspect. And it's up to Olivia to catch the killer before she meets her own surprise ending.
Series: A Books by the Bay Mystery #1
Also by this author: Peach Pies and Alibis , Pecan Pies and Homicides, Lemon Pies and Little White Lies, Murder in the Paperback Parlor br> br>
Read for Fun/Listened for Review (Physical-donated, Tantor)
Overall Rating: 3.75
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 3.50
Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when finished: Despite not liking Olivia for 1/2 of the book, A Killer Plot ended up being a totally enjoyable read!
Quick Thoughts: This is one of those series that I have a feeling will go down as one of my favorites even though it took me a bit to warm up. The 2nd half was just awesome. I finally was on board with all the characters. I like the pacing of the mystery. I even warmed up to Olivia who was a little bit hard to take at first. I love this little town and can’t wait to see what unfolds. I do have a strong opinion on who I want Olivia to develop a romantic attachment too: he doesn’t own a bookstore and does have a Hawaiian shirt. All in all a darn good read. Also this should appeal to those who love the whole “rich family” type of mysteries. These guys gave the Kardashians a run 🙂
Narrated By Karen White / Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
Karen did an excellent job. I started reading then switched to audio, I found out I was pronouncing names wrong again (I DO THIS ALL THE FREAKING TIME). However, I loved Karen’s Olivia and Rawlings. She just really drew me into the story 🙂 So glad I have the next on audio!
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