Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Blurb Blitz + Review + #Giveaway: Sleuth on Safari by A R Kennedy @ARK_author @GoddessFish

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. A. R. Kennedy will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Naomi and her estranged sister are off on a trip of a lifetime—an African safari, a bucket list trip for Naomi on which she got a last-minute deal. Naomi thinks traveling with her sister will be the worst part of her African safari until she finds one of their fellow travelers, the unlikable Dr. Higgins, dead. She gets more adventure than she bargained for when she starts investigating what she thinks is murder but the luxury lodge says was a tragic accident. She only has a few vacation days, and a few game drives, to find the killer.

Read an Excerpt

For fifteen minutes, we stood at the conveyor belt, waiting for my luggage to arrive. The constant trail of luggage became a trickle and I began to worry. I had a vision that my vacation slideshow would be me in my Supernatural TV series T-shirt and jeans, with a soundtrack of my sister’s voice saying, “I told you so.”

I glanced at Charlotte. After a fifteen-hour flight, Charlotte had emerged refreshed. I was a little worse for wear. She gave me a dismissive look and I wiped a few crumbs from breakfast off my jeans.

She smiled briefly and the other expression returned.

“You know you look like Mom when you’re annoyed,” I told her.

She glared at me and whipped around. She and her bright pink luggage stormed off. Her pink flowy top wafted over leggings with a black-and-pink chevron pattern. I had to admit, she did look nice. And did not look like she had spent almost a day traveling. I looked down at myself. The same could not be said. My wrinkled black T-shirt and torn jeans, paired with Converse sneakers with tips that used to be white, made me cringe. Nothing about me said glamour.

I didn’t worry about being left in a foreign country by myself. I could find her a mile away with that highlighter pink gear.

I said a quick prayer before turning back to the luggage belt. I exhaled and smiled. She didn’t see the last bag to drop onto the conveyor. My worn tan duffle bag.

My Review:

Naomi gets a great deal on a Safari. She asks her sister Charlotte along for the journey as it has been a long time since she has seen her sister or spent any time with her since their parents divorce and each girl choosing to live with a different parent. The sisters are as different as night and day. One is very organized and the other is not.

Not long after their arrival Naomi is returning to her room when she sees something out of the ordinary on the path. She goes to investigate and finds one of their traveling companions, Dr. Higgins dead.

It looks like a wild animal attack. After further investigation Naomi is not so sure that Dr. Higgins was attacked by an animal she starts to suspect that someone from their group may have killed Dr. Higgins. Dr. Higgins was not very popular among the group.

After his death is assumed to be a wild animal attack and no one seems to be looking into the case Naomi starts her own investigation. As she delves further into the case she eliminates each suspect one by one.

Naomi’s investigation is little on the shady side as some of the information she gathers in the case was obtained sort of illegally but since there was no police around asking questions or looking into the case, who was going to know right?

All the clues and who killed Dr. Higgins or why was all revealed to the reader at the same time the main character Naomi received them, one clue at a time. I really liked how Naomi stuck with the case and never gave up. If she had given up then someone would have gotten away with taking someone’s life and gone unpunished.

Naomi was a smart girl knowing all the right questions to ask and knowing where to look for clues. I liked her brain storming on how to go about obtaining the information that she needed to help her solve the case.

I will have to say that I really and truly enjoyed reading about Naomi’s little Safari adventure and following along with her as she investigated the murder and looking for all the clues.

Sleuth on Safari is the first book that I have read by A. R. Kennedy but I’m sure it won’t be the last. I plan on checking out other books by this author and I can’t wait to see where Naomi goes on her next vacation or what mystery she will find herself in next.

If you like cozy mysteries then I believe you will love Sleuth on Safari. One click yourself a copy today!

About the Author:
A R Kennedy lives in Long Beach, New York, with her two pups. She works hard to put food on the floor for them. As her favorite T-shirt says, ‘I work so my dog can have a better life'. She’s an avid traveler. But don’t worry. While she’s away, her parents dote on their grand-puppies even more than she does. Her writing is a combination of her love of travel, animals, and the journey we all take to find ourselves.


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Kim said...

Thank you for the insightful review.

raecharmed said...

thanks for this chance