Death Comes in Threes by Kimberley O’Malley – Review

Death Comes in threes by Kimberley omalley.jpgSummary:

Addie Foster, owner of Smiling Dog Books, loves her small-town life. Until someone, or rather several someones, tries to end it. What secrets is she hiding? Add one gay BFF and one dark, brooding detective into the mix and watch everything unfold. Will Addie figure out why someone wants her dead before it’s too late? Or will this be her final chapter?

Review: 2 Stars

I recently discovered the cozy mystery genre and found that I really enjoy it. It’s a fresh change of pace apart from what  usually read and it’s a lot less intense. Cozy mysteries are usually set in charming small towns, filled with quirky, gossipy characters and of course there is some type of mystery. Death Comes in Threes however, was rather disappointing. I really wanted to like this novel, there were even dogs on the cover, so I thought it would be an adorable fun read.

I just couldn’t find much about this novel that I actually enjoyed. The whole thing felt a bit cliche. I didn’t like the characters, the dialogue felt forced and just over the top. The gay best friend was very cliche and stereotypical and without much depth and the main character didn’t feel real. Add all of that to a plot that felt half developed and a cringe-y romance and this whole book was just a bust for me.

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