Killer Soul Mate by Anne Rothman-Hicks and Ken Hicks is another wonderful addition to the Jane Larson Mystery series. These tales are so wonderfully written. Once I begin reading, it’s so easy to get totally sucked in!
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Full disclosure: I was given a free copy of this book from the authors in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my rating in any way.
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My Thoughts on Killer Soul Mate: A Jane Larson Mystery by Anne Rothman-Hicks & Ken Hicks
Jane Larson is an awesome main character. She’s certainly not perfect, and while she is still dealing with some heavy things, she manages to be brave or strong when she needs to be. I was very happy to see that she has grown since I first read about her in Weave a Murderous Web. In the first book, I found Jane to be incredibly egotistical, superficial, and shallow. She’s still a bit judgmental, but in this book, it was her snap-judgments that really helped keep her safe!
As this story begins, we see Jane frustrated with a man from the gym that just won’t let up. He is determined to get her attention. As one thing leads to another, the two begin to get closer. However, while this little romance was the undercurrent of the story, the main elements that rushed along were quite intense!
Jane is still taking on jobs for people that don’t have much money from her mothers old office space. While she loves the work, she continues to debate with herself whether or not she should continue the practice. Per usual, while just trying to help a client, Jane winds up in the middle of a scary situation; there have been multiple murders and they all seem to be linked.
Jane quickly realizes that she isn’t sure who she can trust. To make matters worse, her love interest keeps popping up near the crime scenes…
I began reading this while on the way home from a work trip. If I hand’t been totally exhausted and in desperate need of sleep, this is one I would have dedicated a day of reading to because I just did not want to put it down.
I absolutely love the writing style of this series. It’s so engaging, and yet, reading it is so easy because it’s so light and realistic. In fact, how realistic the whole thing is… that’s my favorite element! The character development, the relationships between each of the characters, their conversations and banter, and what they do on a daily basis is so real. I mean, there were a few scenes where breakfast pastries made an appearance and those made my mouth water. I especially loved the scene where someone goes to hit Jane, but she was more concerned with dropping the muffin she had just purchased.
I also really enjoy how the series is written as though Jane is recording all of this to share with the reader. A few times, she pauses what is going on to address the reader, and fill them in on something that they may need to know before continuing on. I LOVE that!
Per usual, the twists and turns that this book took kept me guessing. I love how I kept trying to figure things out, but just couldn’t! Then when we reached the end of the book, everything began to fall together.
My Favorite Passage from Killer Soul Mate: A Jane Larson Mystery
Martha had always preached that there was “no time like the present” to do the odious tasks that we might otherwise want to avoid.
My Final Thoughts on Killer Soul Mate: A Jane Larson Mystery
If you enjoy crime thrillers that center around a wonderful cast and a light romance, then I highly recommend this one to you!
I had so much fun reading this book and I cannot wait to see where this series goes next!
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