Review of The Cover Story: Mystery/Suspense by Deb Richardson-Moore

I’ve come to really enjoy a good who-dun-it read. I love mysteries that allow the reader to try to figure out what’s going on, along with the characters in the story. The Cover Story is a recent review from Kregel that does just that.

Review of The Cover Story: a Christian mystery/suspense read

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About the Book…

From the book’s description: A bizarre hit-and-run brings Branigan Powers back to the crime-solving beat

A fatal crash involving two college students heading home for the holidays seems like an unfortunate accident. But when the surviving girl wakens, she tells a curious story of the vehicle that forced them off the road–an old-fashioned, 1950s-style hearse.

Reporter Branigan Powers delves into the mystery that takes her to the college campus, and leads her into dangerous fraternity and sorority pledge parties.

Reunited with the homeless Malachi Martin, who is so adept at seeing what isn’t there rather than what is, Branigan must uncover what is really going on at the college before other students are put in danger.

This second installment in the author’s first cozy mystery series delves into the world of newspapers and life on the streets–both of which the author knows well.

My Thoughts…

I hadn’t read the first Branigan Powers mystery, but I was able to read this one and understand what was going on. There were references to the first book, and I’d love to go back and read it as well.
The characters- especially Branigan- were well-developed and interesting. There wasn’t a whole lot of narration where the characters were sitting and thinking. This was a more fast-paced, action read. But the author still does a good job of revealing the characters and helping the reader to get to know them.
The storyline was credible and interesting. This is a good book to read when you won’t have to stop often because I kept wanting to read that “one more chapter” and find out what was going to happen.
I give this one four strong stars and a PG13 rating (for murder and violence). You can find the book on Kregel here or Amazon here, and you can read a Kindle excerpt below.

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