Wednesday, August 7, 2019

 Murder in the First Edition by Lauren  Elliott   It's the Christmas season in Greyborne Harbor. Addie is busy decorating and getting ready for an upcoming charity auction to benefit the local hospital. She's donated a first edition of
A Christmas Carol for it. Addie finds the body of the head of the auction, and that her valuable book is missing. She goes to work to find the clues to catch a killer and find the book.
     This is the third book in this series. Lauren has created a quirky town in Greyborne Harbor with wonderful, fun characters. It small with an interesting history. I enjoy visiting and feel like I'm there as I read the pages of Lauren's book. I can see myself in the shops and smelling the goodness form the bakery. She transports me into this world she's created. The characters are strong and relatable. They look out for one another which adds to the books charm. I can see myself enjoying coffee with any one of them.
     I was captured and drawn into the mystery from the beginning. There is a mystery within the mystery. I really like that aspect of the book. The clues took me on a twisting, turning ride that I didn't want to end. It hooked me in and kept me reading until the end. I couldn't wait to see how Lauren weaved all the pieces together into its surprise ending. It's a true who dun it that kept me guessing to the last page.
     I recommend this book to anyone who loves a story with quirky, relatable characters, a small town feel and a mystery that will keep you turning the pages until the end.
     I received this ARC copy of the book form the author for review. This is my honest review. 
     Until next time, Happy Reading.