Saturday, May 17, 2014

Red Julie by J.A. Whiting

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"She thought about how the accident victim had clutched at her, pulling on her jacket, and she shuddered." -J.A. Whiting, Red Julie

Olivia doesn't believe her aunt has died of a heart attack. And when she finds herself discovering a car accident with a rather strange encounter she's even more certain that her aunt was killed. But who did it? And why? They don't appreciate Olivia looking around and the question remains. Will she survive? Or will she become another victim of the killers? Find the official description on Goodreads.

At first the beginning of the book confused me. It wasn't what I was expecting and I didn't understand why it was there. But it didn't take long to realize that it was important and it would remain important throughout the book. 

The story is told from a third person perspective and we are following Olivia as she tries to chase down a murderer. I enjoyed this perspective and especially Olivia's character. She was stubborn, and determined but she would also have these witty conversations with other characters that brings a smile to a reader's face. It was fun to read, and helped to alleviate the death and sadness of other scenes.

The murderer was also well hidden, leaving plenty of opportunities for who it could be and with few clues narrowing it down. But it also gives you little hints of who the bad guys are, and when you realize who it is, you'll think 'How could I not think of them?' 

Red Julie was a fun read, one that I enjoyed. I recommend it to anyone who is a fan of the murder mysteries and enjoys a witty, determined female character. Have you read Red Julie? Do you enjoy murder mysteries? Or do you prefer other genres?

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