The Rhyme's Library, by Kristy Tate

4 Stars!

Crazy Aunt Charlotte is missing again. Blair Rhyme, Rose Arbor’s young librarian, doesn’t bother to check Charlotte’s regular haunts -- the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars lodge, the Four H-Club, or the bins behind Milton’s Fish shop – because Charlotte is dead. Blair discovered her body amongst the boxes of what-nots and whatevers in the library’s basement. Unfortunately, when she returns to the library with the police Charlotte is missing. Again. Desperate to prove that she doesn’t share her aunt’s mental illness and that Charlotte really has been murdered, Blair tangles with a former lover, a disturbingly handsome stranger and a wacky cast of Rose Arbor characters. At first Blair tries to dismiss the skin-pricking sensation of being watched, but as small disturbances grow increasingly threatening, she must confront the enemies, real or imagined, that drove her aunt to madness and death in the Rhyme’s Library.

... I’m an adult blessed with an abundance of love. I love my Heavenly Father and His son, my husband and family, my dog, my friends, my neighbors, my writing group, the birds outside my window.
Because I’m a writer, I also love my characters. I adore their pluck, courage and mettle. I admire the way they face and overcome hardships. But, as in any romance, I sometimes I get angry with them and think that they are too stupid to live. At those times, I have to remind myself that they live only in my imagination, unless I share. Writing for me is all about sharing--giving back to the world that has so generously shared with me-- because I learned a long time ago that the world is full of life and death dramas. Sometimes we need a story to help us escape.
And we need as much love as we can find. That’s why I write romance.
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This is my second book by Kristy Tate and I liked this one much better than the other one I read ("Hailey's Comments"). This book was very interesting to me. It had a pretty good flow, and I loved the characters. It still was a little confusing to me at times (like the other book), but I think it is just the author's style of writing. Which is fine, it just takes some getting used to.

I am not a huge mystery fan but I found the mystery of the missing Aunt Charlotte  a great storyline and very fun to read about. I think the author did a wonderful job of developing the suspense. The whole time I was reading I never did figure it all out. And it was definitely enough to keep me reading wanting to find out more!  

I really liked Blair, the main character. Anyone who rescues a kitty from a storm drain is OK by me! She was very personable and likeable and I thought the author did a great job with her.  And Alec... well I thought he was quite a shady character! I never knew if I should trust him or not - his character was developed nicely as well. And Floyd, the cop, was a terrible cop! He would never get a part on a good detective show! But that was just who is was. I kept yelling at the book "Just do your job!" 
Some of the other characters were not developed quite as well. That is where my confusion come in - I had a hard time keeping everyone straight. The next Kristy Tate book I read I will  make a cheat sheet list of characters! This will be helpful.

All in all this was a very fun, quirky, great little mystery to read. It was interesting, well developed, with a great cast of characters. It was very clean. I would have no problems with younger readers reading this. I certainly would not turn down another book from Kristy Tate.

Many thanks to the author - Kristy Tate for sending me this e-book to read and review!

Get it for nook from B&N (for only .99!!!) - HERE  
or for kindle from Amazon (for 2.00) - HERE

1 comment:

  1. I love books that feature books and bookshops, so this one, I think is something that would really keep me guessing. I like that there are a large list of characters because in that way, I think the author can more roundly balance out her story by including different viewpoints. Nice review today!