Mysteries are always fun to read with the heartbeat of the book intensifying with every turn of the page. I wish Think Murder had more of that feeling. The initial scene, when the murder takes place, is exciting, then it becomes boring and mundane with the daily life of Adina as she goes to work, picks out her clothes, and cleans her apartment.
There are other bits of mystery and intensity thrown in here and there, but not the amount I’d expect from the genre. Finally, the excitement returns with an attempted kidnapping of the heroine, but it’s at the end and is short-lived.
Think Murder wasn’t as exciting as I expected and I give it 3 out of 5 Stars.
About Think Murder (Adina Donati, Accidental Sleuth Book 1)
Good friends, wine and conversation… Great fun – until somebody turns up dead.
Adina Donati came to Washington D.C. to find excitement, not a dead body. When a friend is murdered, Adina is drawn into the middle of the police investigation. Tensions rise as the suspect list expands to include Adina, her friends, and colleagues at the prestigious think tank where she works. But every cloud has a silver lining. Between the nice detective, the hot new volunteer at the dog rescue center, and the newly available preppy ex-boyfriend, Adina’s dating dry spell appears near its end. That is, if she doesn’t become the next victim.
About Cassidy Salem
Cassidy Salem has always been an avid reader. She is especially fond of mysteries (both cozy and traditional) and police procedurals. Over the years, her favorite mystery authors have included Agatha Christie, Kathy Reichs, Mary Higgins Clark, and John Grisham. When she’s not reading, she enjoys music and spending time with family and friends, and travels with her husband and son whenever possible. Her travels have taken her to destinations throughout the United States, Europe, and Scandinavia.
A member of Sisters-in-Crime, Cassidy is the author of the Adina Donati Mystery Series, which includes Think Murder, Dying for Data, and Killer Reputation. Cassidy co-authors, together with Christa Nardi, a YA mystery series, which includes The Mysterious Package, Mrs. Tedesco’s Missing Cookbook, The Misplaced Dog, and Malicious Mischief.