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I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily. All opinions are honest and my own.Delilah: A Ronnie Lake Cold Case: Short Story Series: A Ronnie Lake Mystery #2
by Niki Danforth
Genres: Fiction, Mystery, Short Story, Thriller/Suspense
She’s divorced and downsized. But if she doesn’t catch a killer, she could be dead and buried.
Ronnie Lake’s second chapter in life has just begun but the sleuth-in-training didn’t expect her first real investigation would lead her to solve a 40-year-old crime. Her experienced partner is too busy to lend a hand, so she vows to solve the cold case before her dying client takes his last breath.
With her German shepherd sidekick, Ronnie fights for every clue and the chance to be taken seriously. Racing against the clock, she sets a dangerous trap that could lure her prime suspect into handcuffs… or trigger another bloody rampage.
Can Ronnie outfox the murderer or will her first solo case be her last?
Published by Pancora Press on January 11, 2016
Source: Indie Reader
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I enjoy a good Ronnie Lake mystery. The strong female protagonist is awesome to follow along, and the mysteries that the author weaves together are engaging and fun. Delilah: A Ronnie Lake Cold Case: Short Story is no different in that sense.
However, I find it strange that book two of the series is a short story, whereas the other books in the series are full-length novels. While this short story was complete with a satisfying beginning, middle, and end with plenty of suspense, I felt there was a lot more potential missing due to the length.
The story is about 50 pages (the rest is an excerpt from the first book), so it’s a quick read. Despite being the second book, this is a great intro to the author’s writing style and the characters. If you enjoy reading mystery stories, this is a quick read you can get through that’s still satisfying.
Rating: 4/5 Coffee Cups
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Rachel Poli is an indie author, podcaster, content writer, and entrepreneur residing in New England.
She’s a multi-genre author with too many ideas and characters in her head. Although, Rachel mainly writes short stories and cozy mysteries.
When she’s not writing, she’s reading many cozy mysteries. However, she loves a good fairy-tale retelling too. She also loves cleaning, playing video games, or hanging out with her dog, cat, turtle, and tortoise.