Friday, October 4, 2013

A Dirty Shame (J.J. Graves Mystery, #2) by Liliana Hart








This is book 2 of the J.J. Graves series.

J.J. Graves is back in Bloody Mary, but she's a long way from feeling at home. Between her bodily scars from being the target of a murderer and the emotional scars left by her parents, she doesn't know who she can trust. But death doesn't stop for anyone.

The first murder is grisly. The second even more so. And though things are shaky between them, she and her best friend, Jack, have no choice but to join forces and find the killer. Because the life of someone they love dearly hangs in the balance.


J.J. has had a tough go of things. Life has been anything but easy and calm for her. Her parents were murdered (though most people in town believe they were cowards and committed suicide), and no one in her family has lived past the age of 35. After her near death experience in which she was close to being killed by an obsessed stalkers lunatic, she decided to leave town for a while.

The first day upon returning home, she discovers a dead body. Now that is some kind of welcoming home. One I am sure she could have done without. It doesn’t take long before this grisly murder becomes more complicated than expected and it leads her and Jack, down an interesting and very dangerous path.

A Dirty Shame had some good surprises that I wasn’t expecting. The story started with an interesting murder that almost instantly had me wanting to know more. It had a nice flow to it and I never felt bored or underwhelmed while reading/listening to it. The more the story progressed, the more I thought I knew what was going to happen, but turned out that I was wrong. I love when stories are like that. Not predictable and easy to get into with likeable and relatable characters. I think that I liked this second book better than the first and I look forward to the newest J.J. Graves Mystery, Dirty Rotten Scoundrel releasing on November 5, 2013.



RATING: 4 out of 5.


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