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June 14, 2014

Death Takes a Ride {Lorena McCourtney}

I received an ARC of this book in order to facilitate an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Death Takes a Ride {Lorena McCourtney} | #bookreview #tingsmombooks #christian
Cate Kinkaid arrives at H&B Classic Auto Restorations to give a friend a ride. But, as usual, trouble finds Kate even there--this time in the form of one dead man, one wounded man, and what appears to be a pretty obvious case of self-defense. Owner Matt Halliday wants to hire her, but not for this case. Instead, Cate is charged with finding a man who owns a particular motorcycle Matt would like to buy. As her search progresses, she begins to suspect that the shooting in Matt's office may not have been as cut-and-dried as it appeared.

This is the third book in the Cate Kinkaid series, but I have not read the first two and this one stood alone just fine.

I loved Cate's character. She's a private investigator who never intended to be in that line of work. But, she realizes that sometimes God has plans for us that we never dreamed. She just happens to be visiting a friend and inviting her to an event when she hears a murder take place. As the first on the scene, she becomes involved in finding the who and why of the suspicious event.

Mitch is Cate's "friend" and seems like a great guy. He offers to take in the murder victim's dog, and much of Mitch's story is more about his growing relationship with Clancy rather than with Cate. At least that's what you are lead to believe.

I loved watching Cate form relationships with some of the most unlikeliest of people throughout her investigation. She seems to really let God work in directing her throughout the investigation and becomes someone friends with a few of the people she interviews.

As this story progresses, you are taken on several twists and turns and you start to think you have the who thing figured out. But then you don't!

I was truly surprised at the end of this book and the real who and why was revealed. I was even more surprised with the ending of this book - and I loved it!

This was my first Christian Mystery, but it definitely won't be my last.

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