Books: Murder In Montego Bay by. Paula Lennon

Hello Shiquers and welcome back to Nerdy Shique Universe! I was going to do the Convention Spotlight but I finished another Net Galley book! Let’s take a look shall we?

Title: Murder In Montego Bay
Author: Paula Lennon

Disclaimer: This review is based on thoughts and opinions from the Lead Writer of this blog! Please respect her thoughts and feelings on the book and might be spoilers might be ahead!

Synopsis: Even though there is not much of a description on Net Galley but will tell you my own. This book is a mystery set in Montego Bay, Jamaica where a murder of one of the richest families known for their smoothies, desserts, and other foods is killed. The brother of the one who is murdered gets accused for what had happened and both Praddy, a very hard working detective and native of the island, and Harris, a transfer from Glasgow, must solve the murder and find figure out the truth behind the murder and get around their tensions of working with each other and the rest of the department at the Pelican Bay Police Department!

Thoughts: This book was okay because I felt that the story was a little too laid back. When I read mysteries I tend to get a bit more suspense but this one was a bit more slice-of-life in Jamaica. Yes, we do get to see the people who were suspected for the crime and do get some stuff that we might see with the family of the murdered but we don’t see what goes on with the family just what the Praddy and his team does or Praddy and his family does. I would love to see more interaction with the Chin-Ellis family as in Praddy seeing Carter’s and Lester’s mom since there were situations that happened off page but not actually getting to see that until towards the end. Yes, this book was more about family and what can happen behind closed doors and everything, I think a lot more should’ve happened during the story.

There was one thing I did like was the entire motive for the murder and it dealt which is the family choosing the younger over the older sibling for the future finances to be taken care of and that caused the murder. I don’t want to give too much away unless you guys want to read it for yourself. It is available on Amazon for Kindle if you are into books like this. If I were to pick a character I did like it would be Detective Spence because she was working her hardest along with Praddy and knowing that things were not as great at the office which she was working hard to keep herself from being fired alongaddy by sticking to finding any leads that would be important throughout the entire case.

Rating: 3 Star Pawprints Out of 5! To be fair, I thought it was a little too laid back but the motive was good. The characters did interact with each other pretty well, whether it was a suspect being interrogated or if it was a family member, it was pretty good. I wished that some of the stuff was a bit more suspenseful but I still find this book okay. If you are into more laid back stories like this then this is something you would get.

Well, that is it for this book! Now, next time will be the Convention Spotlight! Until next time!

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