Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Review: Exercise is Murder (McKinley Mysteries #12) by Carolyn Arnold @Carolyn_Arnold

Exercise is Murder
McKinley Mysteries #12
by Carolyn Arnold
Published: September 24, 2019
Publisher: Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Private Investigator


Getting in shape isn’t an easy walk in the park…

Running junkie Katie Carpenter takes a tumble down a ravine and ends up facedown in the Hudson River. The police conclude her death was an accident, but those who were close to Katie aren’t buying that she just tripped and fell—including her pro-athlete boyfriend. But it’s Katie’s fitness trainer and friend who hires the McKinleys to investigate.

Anything but an easy case to solve, Sean and Sara will break a sweat trying to figure out who had the most to gain from the young woman’s death. Sadly for Sean most of the evidence seems stacked against Katie’s boyfriend—a man Sean idolizes. Can he put aside being starstruck long enough to view things objectively? If Katie’s killer is going to be caught, he and Sara will need to remain flexible and it might require bending the rules a bit.

My Review:

Sara and Sean McKinley are asked by their exercise trainer to look into the death of a friend. The police have ruled the death an accident but Minreral doesn't believe it was an accident. She thinks Katie was murdered. Sara and Sean tell Miareal that they will look into Katie's accident even though they already have lots of cases to solve.

Even though the police had ruled Marie's death an accident Sara and Sean have more suspects than they can shake a stick at. We each clue turned up it would lead me to think that I had you Marie's murdered but then another clue would pop up and have me going in a whole other direction.

Exercise is Murder kept me guessing from the beginning hiding its secrets very well. Each of the suspects seemed to be so cool, calm and collective never giving up anything which is why I wasn't able to figure it out.

I love the titles of each chapters having to do with exercise in some way or another. I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every book of Carolyn Arnold's that I have read but I would have to say I think that Exercise is Murder may just be my favorite so far. I loved all the characters but Sara an Sean were my favorites. I loved their attitudes and how they dealt with the small things and their love for each other.

So I will say again that I really and truly loved Exercise is Murder and can't wait to read more books with Sara and Sean. I recommend Exercise is Murder to all mystery fans.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

CAROLYN ARNOLD is an international best-selling and award-winning author, as well as a speaker, teacher, and inspirational mentor. She has four continuing fiction series—Detective Madison Knight, Brandon Fisher FBI, McKinley Mysteries, and Matthew Connor Adventures—and has written nearly thirty books. Her genre diversity offers her readers everything from cozy to hard-boiled mysteries, and thrillers to action adventures.

Both her female detective and FBI profiler series have been praised by those in law enforcement as being accurate and entertaining, leading her to adopt the trademark: POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT™.

Carolyn was born in a small town and enjoys spending time outdoors, but she also loves the lights of a big city. Grounded by her roots and lifted by her dreams, her overactive imagination insists that she tell her stories. Her intention is to touch the hearts of millions with her books, to entertain, inspire, and empower.

She currently lives in London, Ontario with her husband and beagle and is a member of Crime Writers of Canada and Sisters in Crime.

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