Monday, January 22, 2018

Review: Random Acts of Murder (Holly Anna Paladin Mysteries #1) by Christy Barritt

About the Book

When Holly Anna Paladin is given a year to live, she embraces her final days doing what she loves most—random acts of kindness. But one of her extreme good deeds goes horribly wrong, implicating Holly in a string of murders. Holly is suddenly in a different kind of fight for her life.

Only two other people know Holly was at the site of the murder, and one of them is the killer. Making matters stickier is the fact that the detective assigned to the case is her old high school crush and present day nemesis.

The clock is ticking as Holly is forced to play a dangerous game. Will Holly find the killer before he ruins what’s left of her life? Or will she spend her final days alone and behind bars?

My Thoughts

Random Acts of Murder was SO good! Right from the very beginning I was hooked! Holly Paladin has been told she only has a year to live. She decides to make the best of the situation and perform as many random acts of kindness as she can. It backfires, though, when she discovers a dead body at the house of one of her acts of kindness. Before she's wrongly accused of the crime, she decides to figure out the killer herself.

I wasn't sure what to expect with this book. I was afraid it was gonna be a bit of a downer since the main character is sick and only has a year to live. But I had no need to worry, this is a Christy Barritt book after all. It featured her trademark humor, edge of your seat suspense, and heartfelt moments. I instantly liked Holly. Her optimism in the face of her diagnosis and circumstances was so admirable. The mystery was multi-layered and kept me guessing. I'm excited to find out what mysteries await in the next book, Random Acts of Deceit. Highly recommend!

4.5 Stars

To learn more about Christy Barritt, visit her website, Facebook page, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

No comments:

Post a Comment