Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Great Escapes Book Tours Book Review: Uneasy Prey

Uneasy Prey (A Zoe Chambers Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
6th in Series
Setting – Pennsylvania
Henery Press (March 27, 2018)
Paperback: 286 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1635113204
Digital ASIN: B078RWM8S1
On the way to the emergency room, an elderly woman regains consciousness long enough to inform paramedic Zoe Chambers that her fall down the basement steps was no accident. Before she can say more, she succumbs to her injuries, launching Zoe and Police Chief Pete Adams into the investigation of a burglary ring targeting the area’s vulnerable senior citizens.
Zoe—in spite of Pete’s objections—takes it upon herself to act as protection detail after the con men, disguised as water company employees, set their sights on Zoe’s beloved former landlady. It’s a decision that eventually puts Zoe in harm’s way.
With Zoe already recovering from one close call, Pete must race against time to stop the crime ring—and a dangerous killer—before they strike again.
Review: When I saw this was the 6th book in this series, I went WTF. I read books 2-4. How in the heck did I miss book 5? Grrr

I love this series because its set in Pennsylvania in a made up county which should be somewhere near where I live. That was a huge draw for this series for me. Plus Annette writes SW PA just like it is. I feel like Monongahela County is my county which is Washington County.

This story involves some elderly people being conned and one elderly lady being murdered. This book really hit home, with the subject matter and Pete and his issues with his father with Alzheimer's. As far as mystery series go, this book has to be the most emotional, especially as things progress and you see what's behind some of the crimes.

I don't usually get emotional when reading books like this, but the victim and her family and a man that was close to the victim all play a huge part in this story.

I love Annette's writing. She's created characters where the mystery always feels personal to Zoe and company.  Places and people from other books figure in this one as well, especially the Knolls and another farm that Zoe's mom inherited.

I think this series just keeps getting better. The ending had me in tears.

I can't wait for the next book.

Rating: 5 flowers

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Annette said...

Thanks so much for the lovely review! And for hosting a stop on my blog tour!

Now, we have to do something about that missed book #5! :-D

SuziQ said...

Cannot wait to start this one. Great review!

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