Hello Everyone! I apologize for the lateness of this review, but due to vacations I have been away from my computer. Today, I have a suspense filled mystery by J.Q Rose. This unique setting and entertaining story makes for a great summer read. For my full review keep reading after the book blurb. Have a great rest of the week!
Lauren Staab knew there would be dead bodies around when she returned home. After all, her family is in the funeral business, Staab and Blood Funeral Home. Still, finding an extra body on the floor of the garage between the hearse and the flower car shocked her. Lauren’s plan to return to her hometown to help care for her mother and keep the books for the funeral home suddenly turns upside down in a struggle to prove she and her family are not guilty of murdering the man. But will the real killer return for her, her dad, her brother? Her mother’s secrets, a killer, a handsome policeman, and a shadow man muddle up her intention to have a simple life. Welcome home, Lauren!
Lauren has dealt with dead bodies for years. Her family owns a funeral home, but what she doesn’t expect is to find a fresh one in their garage. Now, Lauren must figure out what is really going on. With her mother dying in a nursing home, her father dealing with the business and her mother, her brother’s secrets and the shadow man who pops up at the most inopportune times, Lauren must navigate more than just the dead bodies that keep popping up.
This was a thrill a minute read. It truly kept you guessing what would pop up next. I enjoyed all of the characters and felt that having the main setting be a funeral home was a unique twist on what could have just been an average story. I adored the added layer of her mother’s past secrets that ended up truly affecting Lauren. I also enjoy the little bit of romance that was thrown in. This is the perfect book for someone looking for mystery and suspense with just a splash of romance. Overall, this is a great beach read that I can guarantee you won’t put down until the sunscreen has worn off and the last page is turned.