There is something about Megan Edwards writing that hooked me in right away. This book is the first in a new mystery series. Copper Black is a lowly reporter who happens to get wrapped up in a murder investigation. She’s young and eager with amazing connections. I liked her right away. While at a party with her priest brother, she scores a story about an elite private school. Little does she know that she will stumble upon the body of Marilyn Weaver, the school’s founder, later the next day.
There is a lot going on in this book. It sets up well for a series, with an interesting cast of characters. Copper is also house sitting for a friend in a creepy old mansion with an eccentric downstairs tenant. A couple of boyfriends are on the scene, and her brother and his family have some additional drama going on involving Native American burial grounds and a homeless shelter project. The story takes place in Las Vegas and it’s both exciting and homey.
I don’t read a lot of mysteries, but this one was pretty enjoyable. There’s a prequel coming out later this year, and I may have to give that one a shot too.
Rating: 3 Stars
Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This fact does not in any way impact my thoughts/feelings about the book.