Thursday, May 9, 2019

Great Escapes Book Tours Book Review: Fair Game

Fair Game (A Zoe Chambers Mystery) by Annette Dashofy

About the Book 

Cozy Mystery 8th in Series 
Henery Press (May 14, 2019) 
Hardcover: 286 pages ISBN-10: 1635115027 ISBN-13: 978-1635115024 
Paperback: 286 pages 
ISBN-10: 1635114993 ISBN-13: 978-1635114997 

Paramedic Zoe Chambers hoped a week at the Monongahela County Fair, showing her horse and manning the ambulance, would provide a much-needed diversion from recent events that continue to haunt her.
An old friend, a bossy nemesis, and a teenage crush from her 4-H days fail to offer the distraction she had in mind. But ever the caregiver, she soon bonds with a troubled teen and a grieving father.
Back in Vance Township, a missing woman turns up dead, leading Police Chief Pete Adams into a journey through her mysterious final hours. With each new clue, the tragic circumstances of her death grow increasingly muddied.
A cryptic phone call leads Pete to join Zoe for an evening at the fairgrounds where the annual school bus demolition derby concludes with a gruesome discovery and a new case that may or may not be connected to the first.
Pete’s quest for the motive behind two homicides—and Zoe’s stubborn determination to reunite a family—thrust them both onto a collision course with a violent and desperate felon.

 Review; Let me just say that this is one of my favorite series, because it is set in a fictional area very close to my home.

See, I live in Charleroi, PA, which is a few miles from Monongahela...and this book is set in Monongahela County, which is somewhere near Pittsburgh. Believe me, when I started reading the books, I had to get out a map and check. Was I missing something?

I love Zoe and Pete and with every book I read (and I have missed a few on the way) I feel like I'm getting reacquainted with old friends. Zoe is smart and a very real character. She's a EMS worker and deputy coroner, even though her stomach as problems with autopsies.

I love how well developed the characters are and how likable they are as they work to solve the case or cases. In this instance, two cases that seem like they could be connected and they slowly start to seem connected. From the death of a woman that seems like an accident but has too many coincidences to the murder of judge at the fair.

I loved the setting of the county fair..and could easily envision everything that was happening.

This is the first cozy-ish mystery that really left me emotionally gutted. See most of the time, there's a definite bad guy. Sure there is at least one baddy, but when it all comes out...readers, be prepared to possibly shed a few tears for what happened.

OH and not to worry the end will turn your tears to smiles.

This is a series that mystery lovers will want to check out.

Rating: 5 flowers

About The Author

Annette Dashofy is the USA Today best-selling author of the Zoe Chambers mystery series about a paramedic and deputy coroner in rural Pennsylvania’s tight-knit Vance Township. CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE was a finalist for the Agatha Award for Best First Novel of 2014 and BRIDGES BURNED was nominated for the 2015 Agatha for Best Contemporary Novel.
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diannekc said...

Really enjoyed the description of the book, sounds like a great read.

Glorious said...

This looks like a good series. Thanks for the opportunity.
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