Tuesday, 11 August 2015

REVIEW - A Geek Girl's Guide to Murder by Julie Anne Lindsey

Title: A Geek Girl's Guide to Murder
Author: Julie Anne Lindsey
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: 31st August 2015
Source: ARC NetGalley

IT manager Mia Connors is up to her tortoiseshell glasses in technical drama when a glitch in the Horseshoe Falls email system disrupts security and sends errant messages to residents of the gated community. The snafu’s timing couldn’t be worse— Renaissance Faire season is in full swing and Mia’s family’s business relies on her presence.

Mia doesn’t have time to hunt down a computer hacker. Her best friend has disappeared, and she finds another of her friends murdered—in her office. When the hunky new head of Horseshoe Falls security identifies Mia as the prime suspect, her anxiety level registers on the Richter scale.

Eager to clear her name, Mia moves into action to locate her missing buddy and find out who killed their friend. But her quick tongue gets her into trouble with more than the new head of security. When Mia begins receiving threats, the killer makes it clear that he's closer than she’d ever imagined.

Mia is a geek and she is proud of that fact, she works in IT, she drives a pink MINI, she plays RPG's and she takes part in Renaissance Faires (willingly). 

The one thing she isn't is a murderer but when one of her best friends is found dead in her office the fingers start getting pointed in her direction.

Mia is in charge of IT at exclusive gated community Horseshoe Falls and the days leading up to the murder of her friend don't go to plan, the residents have been receiving emails offering to do all sorts of wonderful things but the problem is even though it looks like it has came from the management it hasn't. There seems to be a hacker in the works and Mia needs to act fast.

An added thorn in Mia's side is the arrival of the acting Head of Security, the walking piece of hot booty called Jake who seems to be watching Mia like a hawk. She could do without him right now but when she discovers her friend's body she comes together with Jake to see if they can solve the mystery.

Mia and Jake are like chalk and cheese but together they start to uncover the seedier side of Horseshoe Falls and of course a little bit of chemistry starts to ignite, whether or not they get it on I can't say but they would make a cute couple.

Mia finds herself in the killers sight, can she find the killer before the killer finds her?

This was a great read, one of these books you look forward to getting back to.  In the background of the novel there is another story about Mia's family and what they do plus you find out more about Jake who is a little bit shifty but this can be forgiven because he is hot!

The ending, well let me say this it was a total OMG how did I not see that, it was very well done.  I think I could put this in to my cosy mystery pile, it was like putting on a warm pair of fuzzy slippers, a nice comforting read and also the start of something good, book 2 is coming out next year.

Thanks to Carina for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.



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11 comments

  1. It sounds like a funny and enjoyable read!

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    1. It was an easy read but kept you guessing!

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  2. I love the title AND I love mysteries even if I always guess the whodunnit part wrong.

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    1. She is a total geek!! It is a brilliant read!

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  3. This sound fun. I love the mix of mystery and humor :)

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  4. Oh I think this sounds great. Love a good comfy cozy book. Great review!

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  5. Haha, this sounds really light and funny! I love mystery books and this one sonds really good. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Asma @ IceyBooks

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    1. It was, not to deep and mysterious though, just nice and cosy!

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  6. Sounds like a fun little mystery that is kept on the light hearted tone! I would definitely also be getting involved in solving the case when everyone starts to think you might have been the one who did it!

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