Friday, February 5, 2021

Misalignment and Murder

 This book is an Advanced Reader Copy that I received from the author.  It isn't actually being released until Feb 15th on Amazon.  It is the second installment of the Chiro Cozy series by Cathy Tully.   Susannah Shine owns her own chiropractor practice in Peach Grove, Georgia.  She has been in the town for 15 years and has a wonderful core group of friends.  These friends, spearheaded by Bitsy, end up assisting her in solving mysteries that she seems to keep getting dragged into.  The characters are fun and quirky, the reader can definitely see them as real people that you would meet in your own life.  

This second book introduces us to Angie, Susannah's sister, who has recently relocated from Brooklyn to live with Susannah.  She and her son, Caden, are very key components of this book.  While I did enjoy meeting these 2 key new characters, at times it felt as though there were too many new characters playing roles in the story.  It was hard to track who was who at times.  This is the reason I only gave the book a 3 star rating.   

The mystery itself is very sound and has several twists and subplots that are relevant and engaging.  Overall I look forward to reading more in this series as it is released.

Misalignment and Murder: A Chiro Cozy Mystery Book 2Misalignment and Murder: A Chiro Cozy Mystery Book 2 by Cathy Tully
My rating: 3 of 5 stars 

I enjoyed this second installment of the Chiro Cozy series with Susannah Shine as the lead character. I liked that the core group of characters has been expanded to include Susannah's sister, Angie and her son Caden. The characters continue to be developed and I appreciate that they seem to learn new things about each other in the different books. I did feel at times there were a few too many characters introduced in this installment but once you got into the book it was a bit more apparent who they were and how they fit into the existing relationships. The mystery itself was well developed and had several twists and subplots that kept it interesting. There was even some humor thrown in via Angie's Brooklyn accent and the subtle language differences it brought to the story. 
I look forward to ready more in this series 

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Challenge Prompts

The Challenge Prompts I will use this for are:  

Possible prompts

I will decide as the year goes along which prompts I use it for on several challenges since it meets multiple criteria within the challenge.

  1. Literary Escapes  #LiteraryEscapes  GA
  2. Alphabet Soup Author Edition #AlphabetSoupAuthorChallenge  "T"
  3. Finishing the Series   #FinishingTheSeries2021  Chiro Cozy series
  4. Beat the Backlist #BTB2021  # 31 set in autumn
  5. Virtual Mount TBR #VirtualMountTBR2021   Book #8
  6. Back List Reader  #Backlistreader  Book #10
  7. Calendar of Crime  #CalendarOfCrime2021   
  8. Cozy Mysteries   #18  with a character list
  9. Cruisin thru Cozies   holiday based #1
  10. Cloak & Dagger  #CloakDaggerChal  Book #7
  11. Craving for Cozies  Book #5
  12. PopSugar #popsugarreadingchallenge #1  published 2021
  13. 52 Book Club  #the52bookclub2021  #51 Published in 2021
  14. Around the Year in 52 Books #49  A book with an ensemble cast 
  15. The Unofficial Magnus Archives Challenge  #TMARC21  #28  Forsaken: involves a crew/squad of some kind 
  16. BooklistQueen   #52 2021 Release
  17. NJM Book Challenge  #NJMBookChallenge2021  #1 book published in 2021
  18. While I was Reading  #9. A book with a dog on the cover
  19. Bookworm  #25 Read a book by a Self Published author
  20. Magic in the Books 
    • Book 1 #5 Set at a holiday
  21. Spells and Spaceships  new release
  22. Pick your Poison #27- 2 A 2021 release
  23. Medical Examiner Challenge 2 Toe Tags
  24. Beachcomber Challenge  
    • Crime Scenes 
      • Row 1 Pathway or forest
      • Row 5 Garden, park, gazebo
    • Weapons
      • Row 2 Hand gun
    • Detectives- Susannah
    • Victims- Gus/Travis
  25. 52 books in 52 weeks  #21 cunning capers
  26. Unruly Reader Bingo  #21 breezy

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