Title: Even If it Kills Her- Bailey Leggings Mystery #7
Author: Kate White
Published: October 31st, 2017
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Fiction, Suspense
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Listened to on Hoopla
Kate White returns to her New York Times bestselling Bailey Weggins’ Mystery series, with this favorite true-crime journalist turned sleuth’s most chilling case to date.
Bailey Weggins’ great new friend in college, Jillian Lowe, had everything going for her. Pretty, popular, and whip-smart, she lit up any room that she walked into. All of that dramatically changed during her sophomore year, when a neighbor became unhinged and murdered her family. Jillian immediately left school, and ever since, Bailey has felt guilty for not staying in closer contact and being a greater support to her friend.
Now, sixteen years later, Bailey is shocked to see Jillian at her book event, and even more stunned when her still-gorgeous friend approaches her with a case. The man accused of murdering her family is on the brink of being cleared of the crime through new DNA evidence. With the real killer walking free, Jillian is desperate for Bailey’s help to identify him and allow her the closure she yearns for.
As the two women return to Jillian’s childhood town to investigate, it doesn’t take long for their sleuthing to cause shock waves. Someone starts watching their every move. As they uncover deeply-guarded secrets, so shocking that they make Jillian rethink her entire relationship to her family, Bailey and Jillian find themselves in great peril. They must decide just how much they’re willing to risk to finally discover the truth about the Lowe family’s murder.
Things I enjoyed about this book:
When I started listening to this book, I had no idea it was part of a series. I loved that I could follow the plot line without all of the background information. I enjoy the female protagonist and the crime she was trying to solve!
The Things I Didn’t Enjoy:
There is a point in the book (small SPOILER)… that she gets bit by a dog… It literally takes over the entire book. I started to lose interest when all they talked about was her bite. It was somewhat predictable, I never felt like I was sitting in suspense.
MRS BIRDS WORDS REVIEW
Kate White deserves 3 out of 5 bird feathers for her newest novel ‘Even If it Kills Her,’ she lost feathers for predictability and lack of editing down. I did enjoy the writing, it helped paint a picture in my mine. I loved the main character Bailey, and would read her previous novels just to get more of her, despite her animal wounds. The plot line started out great and then got a little funky at the end. I wasn’t upset with who the murderer was, the murderer was actually who I thought it would be about half way through. The circumstances were just a little too out there. It was a fun listen, but not top of the list.
There was foul language weaved in and out of the story- other than that nothing too adult!
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