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Friday, July 14, 2017

Review: Fixin' To Die by Tonya Kappes

Title: Fixin' To Die
Author: Tonya Kappes
Series: Kenni Lowry #1
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Hillary Huber
Release Date: December 6th, 2016
Length: Novel (224 pages/7.2 hours)
Genre: Mystery
Source: Free via Publisher
Buy: Audible, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 4.0-stars

Melissa's Review:

Fixin' To Die is book one in the Kenni Lowry series. It's been forever since I've read a mystery and when I saw this one had a ghost in it I knew I had to try it out. I wound up loving this book and cannot wait to read the next installment.

Kenni Lowry is the sheriff of Cottonwood, KY, a small town that has had zero crime since she's been appointed sheriff. That all changes when the town's doctor is murdered and the local jewelry shop is robbed on the same day. Kenni is determined to prove herself by solving both cases and though she thinks she's going a bit nuts, she has her Poppa's (grandfather) ghost there to help along her investigations. Since he passed, her Poppa, the former sheriff has been the reason for the zero crime rate in Cottonwood. He's been scaring off the criminals or righting their crimes before anything could happen. I was happy to see Kenni trying to solve the cases, though she did come to a few quick conclusions that didn't necessarily pan out.

Fixin' To Die was such a fun mystery! I loved that there was a ghost in the mix, and that he didn't make everything easy for Kenni. There was a dash of possible romance mixed in which has me wanting the next book to see if it grows. The mystery bits were well done, I wasn't able to figure out who the killer was but it made sense once everything was revealed. All in all, this was an excellent start to a mystery series and I'll be grabbing book two quickly. If you're a fan of mystery books and haven't tried this series you should grab this one!

The Narrator:

This is my first audiobook narrated by Hillary Huber and I found it quite enjoyable! She brought a lot of personality to each character and I thought it suited them well. I'm hoping she narrates the second book in this series since I enjoyed this one so much.

22 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good mystery, especially if it didn't let you catch who was the killer until the end! And can I say that cup is quite cool? There, I said it :P

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    1. :D I love when that happens. And yessss the cup is cool looking!

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  2. Interesting premise. Although, that would make sheriff-ing kinda tricky--having the old sheriff haunting the place.

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    1. Right? She thought she was going nuts haha

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  3. Sounds like an interesting mystery with the ghosts. Glad to hear this narrator worked for you. When it comes to audiobooks, the person narrating it is very important.

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    1. It sure is, I've only come across one or two that I was iffy on the narrator :)

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  4. man, I haven't listened to a audio book in so long. Maybe I aught to try a mystery ;)

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    1. You should! I'm having fun with them lately :D

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  5. I don't read them often, but I love mystery books with ghosts in. I don't know why, I just really enjoy them. :D

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one. I heard ghost and was like yessss I NEED!

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  6. Oh I think I tried Huber for one. I'll have to look up again. I really need to try Kappes. She sounds so fun :)

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    1. Yay! I liked her narration on this one. Can't wait to try another with her :) I think you'd enjoy this book Anna!

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  7. Mystery and ghosts. Nice, that should be interesting.

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  8. I only tried one of her other series and enjoyed it but I should try more like this one

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    1. Ohh I'll have to check out your review for the other series :) Hope you enjoy if you try this!

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  9. Oh, I've seen a few of her books around. They do sound really good. Glad you enjoyed the narrator too.

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