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Book Review | Crime & Punctuation by Kaitlyn Dunnett

Date Published | May 29, 2018

Book Club Date | September 2021

Goodreads Rating | 2

Overall | I waited forever to read this – it’s been on my TBR for quite a while so maybe my expectations were too high but seemed a little boring. And who would put their home address on the internet? Umm, no one. Not a chance the victim would just show up at her house. And not a chance any editor would take a manuscript in paper format and write notes on it. How 1980’s is that? 

Pros | None

Cons | The actual killer was difficult to figure out. It’s like there was a huge info dump at the end.

Warnings | None

POV | First Person POV Past Tense

Will I Be Continuing With The Series | No

Description | After splurging to buy her childhood home in the Catskills, recently widowed Mikki Lincoln emerges from retirement as a freelance editor. But it’s not long before Mikki realizes that the village of Lenape Hollow isn’t the thriving tourist destination it was decades ago. Not with a murderer on the loose . . .

When perky novice writer Tiffany Scott knocks at her door holding a towering manuscript, Mikki expects another debut novel plagued by typos and sloppy prose. Instead, she finds a murder mystery ripped from the headlines of Lenape Hollow’s not-too-distant past. The opening scene is a graphic page-turner, but it sends a real chill down Mikki’s spine after the young author turns up dead just like the victim in her story . . .

Mikki refuses to believe that Tiffany’s death was accidental, and suspicions of foul play solidify as she uncovers a strange inconsistency in the manuscript and a possible motive in the notes. As she gets closer to cracking the case, only one person takes Mikki’s investigation seriously—the cunning killer who will do anything to make this chapter of her life come to a very abrupt ending . . .

 

Crime & Punctuation by Kaitlyn Dunnett by Lisa Siefert Book Review
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