Dying for Data (Adina Donati, Accidental Sleuth)
Release Date – August 21, 2016
2nd in Series
Setting – Washington D.C.
Paperback: 176 pages
E-Book ASIN: B01JGHOQFW
Bad karma, a rival suitor, and a deadly attack are enough to put a damper on any date.
Just when Adina’s social life is looking up, her night out is interrupted by the scream of police sirens. Afraid her bartender boyfriend might be accused of murder, Adina’s neighbor enlists her assistance, and in the process exposes her to the seamier side of illegal immigration and crime in the city. Hard as she tries to limit her involvement, the more Adina learns, the more she needs to know – until a case of mistaken identity lands her in hot water. Will she uncover the truth before it’s too late?
Cassidy Salem packs a punch into these 175 pages and once you start you won’t be able to stop reading.
This story could gone entirely in a different direction and into the thriller genre as the author takes on some current hot topics, but she stayed well within the cozy realm. I was very impressed at the way she did that.
This was my first experience meeting Adina Donati, I missed out of the first book of this series, Think Murder but enough background was given that I had no trouble catching up. Adina volunteers at an animal shelter and works for a D.C. think tank. She has not one, but two men interested in her, but she is definitely feeling for one more than the other as she gets to know them better. She also finds herself in the middle of an investigation when her neighbor’s boyfriend is the prime suspect in a murder. She has only just met the boyfriend but has gotten to be friends with her neighbor and is unable to say no when they beg for her help.
The plot was intense with several twists, and when clues and answers started to fall into place everything was wrapped up quickly. Almost a little to quickly for me. I wanted more so I am very anxious for Book #3. In the meantime I have added Think Murder to my To-Be-Read stack so I can find out how Adina’s story started.
If you are looking for a quick entertaining read, I recommend you try Dying For Data, but if you get the chance read both. 🙂
About the Author
Cassidy Salem has always been an avid reader. She is especially fond of mysteries (both cozy and traditional) and police procedurals. Cassidy also enjoys reading historical fiction focused on American and world history, as well as the classics. When she’s not reading, she enjoys music and spending time with family and friends, and travels with her husband and son whenever possible. Her travels have taken her to destinations throughout the United States, Europe, and Scandinavia.
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