Review: The Eleventh Hour

The Eleventh Hour The Eleventh Hour by Anina Collins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

First book in a series and I will definitely be reading more. It came across a little formulaic in that the small town journalist solves the case before the police. But, it is still an enjoyable read with some good characters. Geneva Woodward is found strangled in her home and when Poppy and her friend Derek, the police detective talk about the case, they decide to place a bet to see who can solve the case first. Yes, we know that won’t happen in real life, but this is a work of fiction and it’s entertaining.
The dynamic between Alex, the former Police Officer and Poppy is good, making for an enjoyable read that you don’t really want to put down. When secrets are uncovered and the killer is revealed, you get a sense that their little community can heal and move forward, at least until the next crime and Poppy can use her investigative skills again.
The writing is good, a little long at times when it comes to conversations between Alex and Poppy, but not so long that you want to skip scenes. There were no issues with editing or proofreading, making this book an enjoyable mystery with a small element of romance.

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