On Flashback Fridays I will share with you
the books I was not able to review
when they were first released that have been screaming at me
from my To-Be-Read bookshelf.
Your Time is Up (The River City Mysteries)
2nd in Series
Setting – Virginia
Maralan Press (August 14, 2020)
Paperback : 338 pages
ISBN-10 : 195265906X
ISBN-13 : 978-1952659065
Kindle ASIN : B0898RT838
A suspicious death
Dangerous secrets uncovered
Old relationships revealed
A sexy Russian mobster who may not be what he seems
A hunky ex-cop turned CPA with an agenda and secrets of his own
And a determined amateur sleuth with one goal – to solve the case and unmask the killer
Becca Reynolds finds herself embroiled in murder again when her best friend stumbles across a dead body. When the death of a beautiful foreigner hits too close to home, Becca decides it’s once again up to her to uncover the truth, ferret out the suspects, and sort through the clues to protect those dearest to her. Not to mention, bring a killer to justice. But can she outwit the forces of evil in time to prevent more deaths? Or will a series of events force her to put her life on the line again to solve the case?
Office Manager Becca Reynolds finds herself in the middle of another murder when she and her friend Daisy find the body of an ice skater during an innocent outing. This upsets Daisy’s brother Ryder to no end. He has been doing everything he can to keep his sister safe after a terrible “accident” and he believes Becca and her “insane ideas” are putting his sister in danger.
Becca is so drawn into the idea of catching the killer she fails to think about the ramifications of her actions. Is she going to catch the killer or is the killer going to catch her? and maybe Daisy too!
After reading the first book in this series, Your Eight O’Clock is Dead, I was prepared for the inept amateur sleuth Becca Reynolds and she has gotten just a tiny bit better. She still jumps to conclusions and into situations without fear or thought about what could go wrong, but she still has a huge heart.
In this story, we learn more about Daisy and her special talent which is amazing but something she should not be doing for safety reasons after all that has happened to her. She and Becca have become friends. Becca would like to be more than friends with her brother ex-cop turned “CPA” Ryder, but she is also drawn to sexy Russian bad boy Max. Becca’s bosses, psychiatrists Daley and Palmer have their own issues to handle. She tries to do anything she can to help them out. Her grandfather has a new love interest but he still takes time to lecture Becca about things like “Burning the Candle at Both Ends” and “No Ring, No Minister, No Sex, No How” just to name two of many. The characters Ms. Jorgensen are unique to say the least. There are some curious connections between several of the cast which makes the book very intriguing.
The mystery was complicated with several suspects and a mass of twists and turns. Becca has tons of ideas and sometimes goes in circles. Some of those ideas give her panic attacks as she tries to follow through. Following along with her had me shaking my head, laughing out loud, and wondering if she was going to get out alive from the situations she got herself into, especially when one of her key suspects was murdered. The showdown and confession are dramatic and when the dust clears Becca finds herself with another conundrum.
Your Time Is Up is an entertaining read. Some parts are hysterical, while others are offbeat but some really touched my heart. After the ending, I am looking forward to see what Becca does next and what outrageous mystery she gets wrapped up in.
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About Kat Jorgensen
A notorious daydreamer, Kat knew it was only a matter of time before she became a writer. She learned to read by age four and had her first library card before her fifth birthday. To this day, she can lose herself for hours among the books at her local library or neighborhood bookstore. We won’t even talk about the time she spends online browsing and buying books.
Making the leap from reading to making up stories, Kat has entertained friends and family almost all of her life with the stories and characters that play in her mind.
For over a decade, Kat worked in mental health in various capacities including office manager, crisis interventionist, and public relations liaison.
Her passion is writing and telling stories to entertain and make people laugh. For relaxation, she loves to knit and can be found on Ravelry as KatJ when she’s not writing.
Kat lives in Richmond, VA with her two handsome black cats, Sam and Milo.
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