Tuesday, March 29, 2022

✱✱Book Review✱✱ Tell Her: A Lacey James Mystery by Chris Patchell


Lives are shattered when a killer comes to town.

When Officer Lacey James is called to the scene of a brutal murder, she doesn't recognize the victim. Jonathan Jones--JJ is new to Sweet Home. Everyone Lacey talks to in the close-knit community claims he was a good guy, but someone is lying. Someone wanted JJ dead. And someone else knows why.

On the hunt for the murderer, Lacey reconstructs the victim's trail. A bar fight. A bloody footprint. A faulty timeline. Together with her partner, Eli Davidson, Lacey pieces together the clues while keeping track of the witnesses' lies. Each twist in the case raises new questions about the victim. About the motive behind the crime. Until Lacey and Eli unearth a piece of salacious gossip that sends the investigation reeling down a dark and dangerous path.

Will the killer be punished?

Or will the hunt for the truth land Lacey in the crosshairs of a killer?

Tell Her is the gripping third book in the Lacey James Mystery series. If you’re a fan of high-stakes female detective stories with quirky characters and the kinds of twists that you won’t see coming, then you’ll love this book.
Momma Says: 5 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Talk about keeping a reader on her toes! Tell Her, the 3rd Lacey James mystery, has more twists than you can shake a stick at. Lacey and Eli are on the hunt for a killer, and every possibility seems to uncover another possibility. There is a lot going on in this one, some good and some bad, which is typical of small-town life - kind of a it's boring and ho-hum until it's not type of thing, then everything happens at once. We also see another development or two with Lacey's home life, and to be honest, I'm still not sure how I feel about it all. I'm torn between sad, mad, and surprised, but the ups and downs feel real and relatable. I'll be interested to see where things go for Lacey, and everything I've come to expect from Chris Patchell tells me things will work out as they should. It may not be the way I imagine, but it'll feel right when it happens. I've become thoroughly invested in Lacey and the other characters of Sweet Home, so I'm glad to hear that there is another book coming. I, for one, am not ready to say goodbye to this series. 

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