Friday, September 14, 2018

Read and Gone by Alllison Brook-Great Escapes Tour-Review/Giveaway

About the book 
Twenty million dollars’ worth of missing gems bring Carrie Singleton’s long-lost and larcenous dad back into her life and it’s up to Carrie to clear his name.
A devoted dad is as precious as diamonds, but Carrie Singleton wouldn’t know since her dad Jim’s been on the lam most of her life. In an unusual family reunion, she finds Jim breaking into her cottage in the middle of the night. The fun really starts when he begs her to help him recover his half of a twenty-million-dollar gem heist he pulled off with the local jeweler, Benton Parr. When she refuses, Jim takes off again.
Carrie finds her father again behind bars for the recent murder of Benton Parr. Who made the connection? Unbeknownst to her, Carrie’s boyfriend Dylan, an insurance investigator, has been searching for the gems. Determined to find the jewels herself, she starts examining every facet of Parr’s life. She turns up a treasure trove of suspects, one of whom bashes her on the head as she’s searching the victim’s country cabin.
Retreating to the quiet confines of the library where she works, Carrie watches as Smokey Joe, the resident cat, paws at a hole in the wall. Is he after the library’s ghost Evelyn, or something shinier?
And others are saying

If you are looking for an entertaining cozy mystery with friendly characters and an adorable cat, then look no further than Read and Gone.
~The Avid Reader
The author does an amazing job of bringing this small town to life. It was a quick read for me. The storyline is filled with mystery, adventure, and romance mixed into one captivating read.
~Socrates’ Book Reviews…
A charming small town with a copious cast of characters, a small-town library with a surprisingly robust staff list, a feisty library cat with his own plans and plots, and the former head librarian who is haunting her old digs (whom only Carrie and her young cousin can see).
~Reading Is My SuperPower
Enterprisingly plotted, the mystery certainly had me guessing throughout.
~Mallory Heart’s Cozies
The mystery was well plotted and was carried on well throughout the entire book. With numerous killings and twists and turns, it was not an easy mystery to solve.
~MJB Reviewers

Read and Gone the second in the Haunted Library Mystery series by Allison Brook was a quick entertaining read perfect for the busy holidays.
~Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf
And I thought

I enjoy this series.  The small town library setting draws me in.  
Filled with the perfect Cozy elements Christmas, a small town library, a resident cat, some great characters including a ghost; and a mystery that will keep you turning the pages.

Read and Gone is filled with twists and turns and alot crime from jewelry heists to murder.    

All this keeps Carrie scratching and rubbing her head when she is assaulted will  trying to find clues. 

If you love a good Cozy Mystery you'll want to give this one a try. 
A perfect sit by the fire and Christmas tree read.  

I enjoyed it.  I think you will too. 

I received a complimentary copy. 
My review will appear on retail sites, Good Reads and Net Galley.

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  1. Thank you for your review on "Read and Gone" by Alllison Brook and for being part of the book tour.

    Love the cover and would love the opportunity to read the book. It sounds right up my alley.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. Thanks so much for hosting me today and for your kind review!