Friday, August 9, 2019

Word to the Wise by Jenn McKinlay

Lindsay's life is going great she's working at the library and getting married to the man of her dreams.  Then she helps a patron of the library check out gardening books so he can help his roses survive the drought they are going through.  The next time he comes in, he brings her some of his roses.  She tells him thank you but it's not really appropriate for him to do that and to please stop.

Berkley and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published September 3rd.

Then he comes back again and just watches her.  When she goes to her office to work, he moves so he can still see her.  She calls the police chief who is a friend of hers and she escorts him from the library and bans him from returning.  He complains to the Mayor and he rescinds the ban and tells the ladies they can't do that.  After all, he's just flirting.  What harm is there in that?

Her soon-to-be husband gets his friends to escort her so she's never alone.  He changes his work schedule so he can take her back and forth to work.  Then one lunch hour at a restaurant, his wife comes in and accuses her of stealing her husband.  Sully gets involved in the argument and threatens the man stalking his girlfriend.  Then the man is found dead at the back door of the library.  He's been shot and Sully's pistol is found in the bushes next to him.  Lindsay knows Sully didn't do it.  So who did and how did they get his gun?

This is an interesting mystery with danger close to Lindsay.  It also shows how women can be tormented by men and other men find nothing wrong with that.  That's changing, slowly.  I'm glad.

This is a good read with an exciting ending.

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