Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Review: CHECKED OUT by Abby Matthews

Ricki Rydell is a successful romance author, but, lately, she’s burnt out. The well is dry. She’s tired of writing the same thing over and over again, and she wants to try something else, like mystery. Unfortunately, she has three more romance books in her contract.

To shake up her boredom, Ricki volunteers at the library, where she encounters a hyperactive fan/aspiring writer. Oy!

On her first day as a volunteer, her overeager fan has a heart attack and dies enroute to the hospital. The first thing Ricki notes is how hateful everyone seemed toward the deceased. Could her death have anything to do with her manuscript? Could the victim have left clues in the books?

This was an okay mystery. The pace was somewhat lagging, yet carried a casual and easy-going tone. It still held interest, but I wasn’t too taken by it. The conclusion wasn’t very satisfactory.

My rating: 3 stars

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