This is the second book in the Pacific Northwest mystery series by Kate Dyer-Seeley. I can’t believe how I’ve been compelled to read these right in a row, lol. I’m really enjoying each mystery and am glad it gets wrapped up but there’s a side mystery that continues.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This series just keeps getting better! There are two mysteries here, the main one and an ongoing one so now I’m totally engrossed in what is going down with the side mystery. I won’t spoil it and say what it has to do with but if you read the first and second books you’ll know.
Meg’s assignment this time was self-imposed. She came up with the idea to run a story on an offshoot group of the Crag Rats, the mountain rescue team that she heard about then worked with all summer so she could be more confident climbing and doing outdoor sports. Meg is to attend their trainings to get firsthand interviews with the members of the team. What she didn’t count on was the murder of the guy who was financing the whole thing.
As usual, Meg’s reporter instincts kick in and she can’t help looking into the murder while trying to keep up with her story as best as she can. There’s another close call at the end but everything gets wrapped up except for the ongoing side mystery which is just getting better and better.
A new character we got to meet was Henry. He seemed like a pretty nice guy but I’m still Team Matt as far as a love interest for Meg goes, if it ever happens at all. They’re already in a good place and are best friends so I’m content with that for now. We learned in the first book that Jill was an artist but her boyfriend was such a snooty guy that she was afraid to admit she liked to paint. I liked that Jill was able to overcome this and undergo a little change for the better.
I really didn’t see it coming with who the killer was. I had toyed with the idea but dismissed it in favor of someone else. The plot twists and turns were exciting especially towards the end and the reveal. I’m really thinking I need to keep reading this series because I’m so curious about that side mystery!