Book Review: Murder Takes the High Road by Josh Lanyon

Murder Takes the High RoadMurder Takes the High Road by Josh Lanyon

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

You know how sometimes you go back to reading a book, and it’s the right place and right time for you to be reading it? Despite reading the first few pages before November, it wasn’t until after I started my novel for National Novel Writing Month that I got into Josh Lanyon’s mystery romance.

For various reasons, this book just clicked with me during my reading “breaks” from grinding out words. Maybe it was that I wanted to escape into a world quite different from what I was writing, and I was looking for that frequently elusive thing called inspiration at the same time.

It was definitely the fact that this book is freaking good. I didn’t want to put it down. I’ve come to expect a tightly constructed mystery or suspense B plot from a Lanyon novel, as well as a fairly satisfying–though not necessarily swoon worthy–romance A plot. Murder Takes the High Road; however, provided a little extra. It’s a lot about books and fandom, but it’s also about the nature of the relationship between an author and her readers/fans. What does an author owe her readers and vice versa? Is an author to be viewed separately from her work, or all of a piece?

As for the romance between the main characters, it was expertly paced within the short time frame of the narrative. Their chemistry felt believable, and their HFN was earned.

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