Killer Plot by Cynthia Hickey – a four roller coaster read.
In Killer Plot, New York Times best-selling author Stormi Nelson is once again
thrown into a real-life mystery.
After bumbling through solving the murder of a woman she tripped over, Stormi receives e-mails threatening her if she doesn’t hurry up and finish her next book.
The cyber-stalker is intent on Stormi completing her book in record time and getting it published.
As the cyber-stalker ramps up the terror and threats, Stormi decides she must find the stalker no matter the cost.
Her hunky boyfriend Detective Steele tries his best to talk her into allowing the police department to solve the case, but even though she knows she’s hurting him, she continues to search for her stalker.
Stormi is a likable character even though at times, I would like to shake her for her insistence in sticking her nose in where it doesn’t belong. She’s headstrong and independent even if it means risking her life.
The story was well-written and fun. If you like cozy mysteries, this is one that is worth reading. However, there were several typos and a few grammar problems.
In one instance, Stormi asks a neighbor who is also a writer how the self-publishing is going. It almost came across as a slam to self-publishing authors. I have read some great stories self-published by good authors. One the other hand, I’ve tried to read some that were horrible and I couldn’t make it through the first chapter, but the same can be said for traditional publishing.
Overall, if you enjoy quirky, cozy mysteries, this one is a good read.
You can find Killer Plot on Amazon.