Dead Sprint was the perfect “who done it” mystery read with a little sprinkle of romance to make it an irresistible read!
Disclosure: I received a complimentary e-book copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are 100% my own unless otherwise noted.
Criminalist Ellie Matthews has turned over a new leaf. For the first time in her life, she’s working on herself and putting the past behind her with the encouragement of the new man she’s seeing, FBI Agent Vic Manetti.
Her first attempt at competitive running is cut short when a woman is found dead along the trail. At first, the case seems to be open and shut. But when a gruesome photo of the victim goes viral, tagged with a chilling caption threatening more violence, Ellie must delve into the mind of a deranged killer to get to the truth.
Though Ellie’s relationship with Detective Nick Baxter has been strained to its breaking point, the two find themselves teaming up once again in a race to bring down the killer before he takes another life.
Dead Sprint was an amazing mystery read that I could not put down.
If you have read my reviews in the past, you know that I love mystery books and am a total sucker for them. This definitely did not disappoint.
I have read a previous mystery by Caroline and I enjoyed it so when she asked me to read another, I jumped at the opportunity.
This book had plenty of suspects to pick through with plenty of motive to add to the fire. The sprinkling of romance that happens in the book gives it a little more heat – not so much so that I would rate this in a romance category or say that it’s so lovey that a man would not enjoy this read. If you enjoy mysteries, this is a great mystery. I never had the suspect picked out. In fact, I am not sure the suspect even dotted my radar until it was all coming together for Ellie.
I don’t recall reading the previous books in this series and it did not hinder my ability to read and enjoy this book. There were definitely things that would have been nice to know from previous books, but it wasn’t anything that I absolutely had to know to follow along. I feel confident in saying that this book can be read as a stand alone without having read previous books.
I certainly hope there are more Ellie Matthews books to come because I really, truly enjoyed reading this mystery. There are some… unfinished items in Ellie’s life that I would like to see where they go. I promise you, I am adding the previous two books to my “to be read” list so I can read more! Caroline is definitely an author to follow!
About the Author
CAROLINE FARDIG is the USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR of the Java Jive Mysteries series and the Lizzie Hart Mysteries series.
Fardig’s BAD MEDICINE was named one of the “Best Books of 2015” by Suspense Magazine.
She worked as a schoolteacher, church organist, insurance agent, funeral parlor associate, and stay-at-home mom before she realized that she wanted to be a writer when she grew up.
Born and raised in a small town in Indiana, Fardig still lives in that same town with an understanding husband, two sweet kids, two energetic dogs, and one malevolent cat.
Read more from Caroline:
Mug Shot: A Java Jive Mystery by Caroline Fardig