Reading Wednesday | Louisiana Longshot

Books Review, Cozy Mystery, Writing Spot

I’m not usually fond of e-books. I have a lot of screen time for work, so reading a paper book is much easier. However, unexpectedly finding myself with a bit of free time one weekend, I scanned through the free Nook books and discovered Louisiana Longshot by Jana DeLeon. I loved it!

With a price on her head, CIA assassin Fortune Redding is forced into hiding. Taking the identity of a recently deceased woman’s niece, she arrives in Sinful, Louisiana to sort through the woman’s property. Only, her attempt at keeping a low-profile is undermined when a dead body turns up in the backyard. 

Soon she is roped into helping two older ladies prove the innocence of their friend. Each adventure, however, lands her in trouble with the deputy, a handsome ex-marine. The deeper she gets, the harder it is for her to maintain the ex-beauty queen identity, but blowing her cover would bring hitmen to her doorstep.

Louisiana Longshot was a delightful cozy mystery full of intrigue and humor. It’s pacing kept me turning the pages and wishing I had time for just one more chapter. I’ve already picked up book two to find out what happens next.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I purchased this book for free. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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