Pushed to the Limit by Karen Chester
Series: An Emma Cassidy Mystery, #2
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: 3/3/16
Page Count: 236
Faye Seymour has long reigned as Greenville’s gossip queen, but recently she’s been at her worst, spreading rumors like wild fire and putting a lot of noses out of joint. Event planner Emma Cassidy has already lost an important client to Faye’s loose tongue, and she can ill afford to lose any business. When Emma discovers Faye lying at the bottom of a flight of stairs, the feisty old lady declares she was pushed—and that Emma is the culprit!—before passing out.
As Faye recovers, Emma reluctantly delves into the busybody’s life of meddling and scuttlebutt. She has to clear her name before Faye falsely accuses her again, and besides, there’s a capricious parrot relying on her now.
What scandalous secrets has Faye unearthed? How many lives has she ruined or threatened to ruin? Plenty of people have a reason to hate her, but one in particular is driven to commit a brutal murder. Can Emma follow the clues to unmask the killer, or will she fall victim herself?
When I read the first book in this series, Throw a Monkey Wrench, I was immediately hooked. Karen Chester has created a series full of colorfully engaging characters and I just can’t get enough of their lives. I was waiting for this book to be released, so when I got the chance to get my hands on an ARC to review before it was released I jumped at the chance! I am glad I jumped, because Pushed to the Limit was just as engaging and intriguing as Throw a Monkey Wrench! The plot itself is again well written and well developed. The ending had a great twist and I didn’t see it coming! I had an inkling of the “whodunit” but I was pleasantly surprised by the ending as I didn’t see it coming! And can we just chat about Owen and Emma? I can’t wait to see further development of the relationship between these two. I love the mounting feelings and feeling of starting over. Overall, Pushed to the Limit was a fun read with good writing and super fun characters. I can’t wait to get my hands on Murder Most Likely being released later this year!
Check Out the Rest of the Series:
Book One: Throw a Monkey Wrench
Book Two: Pushed to the Limit
Book Three: Murder Most Likely (Expected Release 2016)
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