“I enjoyed this book, although I did find that the storyline seemed to jump quite abruptly between the heroine’s love life and her professional one. It felt a little disjointed in places, but this did not detract from my enjoyment of the story. I would also recommend a little more editing and proofreading, just to polish it up. Overall I found the novel easy to read, fast paced and entertaining. I look forward to reading the sequel.
“An easy-reading mystery adventure starring twenty-something reporter Taci Andrews hot on the trail of an old schoolfriend’s missing thirteen-year-old, Deadly Reunion certainly has an exciting premise. Taci’s not quite so excited about the upcoming class reunion though, and her love-interest fireman’s a little concerned about the suspicious disappearance of the reporter whose case Taci’s just taken over. Meanwhile mother and father of missing teen have way too many things to think about, and legal shenanigans just might be password protected on a computer.
What to wear and what to eat become vital concerns while threats are easily ignored and siblings spar. The sense of danger is kept to a minimum. Detailed reporter behavior lacks some conviction. And the small-town feel with everyone having been in school with everyone else is slightly claustrophobic, but perhaps I just felt that way because I wanted the small town to worry more about the missing child.
Sexual tension, sassy dialog, cures for the common hangover, and a first-person narrator with more bravery than common sense, Deadly Reunion reads with the same sort of pull as the protagonist’s midnight feast of Oreos. It’s advertised as first in the reporter Taci Andrews series, so there should be more Oreos coming soon to a virtual bookshelf near you.
Disclosure: I received a free ecopy of this novel from World Literary Café in exchange for my honest review.”
“Deadly Reunion (The Taci Andrews Deadly Series book 1) by Amy Manemann is funny. Incredibly funny. Laugh-out-loud funny. A very intelligent and smart-as-a-whip first story of the series...a series I will definitely be reading in its entirety. Sharp and witty dialogue and characters, interesting plot...what else could you want in a mystery thriller? Romance? Check. Hunky fireman? Check. Bright and independent female main character? Check. Well developed scenes? Check. Did I mention funny? Check.
As a reader I am always looking for intelligent stories. Plots that make sense, creative scenes that don't make you roll your eyes, witty dialogue, realistic characters (ok, except when reading a fantasy/paranormal book), non-obvious story lines. Deadly Reunion has all that in spades. Go ahead. Read it. You will be hooked and pining for the second (in the works) book. I promise you.”