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Restaurant owner and aspiring novelist Olivia Limoges is happily enjoying her new marriage. Sadly, the same doesn't hold true for Laurel, a fellow Bayside Book Writer. While struggling with a demanding job, twin boys, and a terminally ill mother-in-law, Laurel learns that her perfect marriage is mostly fictional. When she catches her husband fooling around with his mother's hospice nurse, she issues impassioned threats that will later come back to haunt her.

After the nurse meets a deadly denouement, Chief Rawlings is forced to take Laurel into custody. While Olivia protests the arrest, the rest of the Bayside Book Writers become a group divided, with Rawlings and Harris on one side and Olivia and Millay on the other. Now the women must race against the clock to prove that Laurel's not the sort for murder, before her story ends in tragedy.

©2017 Ellery Adams (P)2017 Tantor

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  • suzebo
  • Peru, Indiana
  • 05-16-17

Good story until the end

I have always enjoyed the books in this series, but I hope this is the end of the series because I won't be reading anymore books by this author. The ending shows no concern for the feelings of the readers and was totally unnecessary. This was an "automatic" buy for me on preorder but I will hold off and read the reviews from now on

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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What?

This is my favorite series and I have so enjoyed each one, but the ending of this one
was awful! Why kill one of the best characters? Ridiculous!

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Killing a series should be the title.

I liked the mix characters for this series. And your stories were good. This story was flowing well--I was listening, I was gathering clues---then I was waiting to see how our mix matched comrades would solve this mystery. Then it hit-- the slap in the face. It was a total surprise!!!
WHY?

Why did you destroy it all. It could have been different--easily. Ellery, you did us wrong. I wish I could return the whole series--it had not finished yet--they had places to go. It is a shame. Are you going to do this to us with your other series? I have to ask.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Not a Cozy Mystery and a Waste of my money

Would you try another book from Ellery Adams and/or Karen White?

Ellery Adams has just been removed from my author list. I was reading her books for cozy mystery and instead she killed off one of the two main characters. 8 books of wasted time and money.

Has Killer Characters turned you off from other books in this genre?

I still love cozy mysteries but I have been turned off from Ellery Adams as a writer

Which scene was your favorite?

the book was worthless

What character would you cut from Killer Characters?

The author

Any additional comments?

The author should give me a refund for all of my money spend on Audible and the Digital copies.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • J. Wyatt
  • Blue Ridge Mtn's. NC
  • 05-06-17

Really!? Stunned...

I have loved and followed these characters through 8 books now. Ms. Adams does a great job creating them so that they live inside you like part of your family. Therefore it made me cry to loose one. The story was good, the ending I disliked emensley, and although the author has every right to kill off her characters, I'm still wondering why? Not just because I truly liked this character, but also it concerns me as to how the Bay Side Book club continues without this connection? Really? I don't see any reason for the death here.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Sad that the ending wasn’t up to her usual.

I love Ellery Adams books,but this ending was disappointing. I will from now on read reviews and try to eliminate series from my list when she kills off the hero we have gotten to care about.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Good but unsettled by ending

Didn’t expect this ending. Not what I signed up for - thought this was a cozy mystery. Enjoyed first 7 books a great deal but really rethinking my following of this author.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Disappointing ending

I don’t read cozy mystery series to feel sad. I won’t be trusting this author enough to buy another of any of her series books again.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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OMG...

I think I need a support group.
I'm devastated, angry and so confused about the ending!! I couldn't even listen anymore after Sawyers death.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Heartbreaking

I've greatly enjoyed this series up to this book. This one just seemed to pile human misery on top of human misery. I won't read this author again because I can't trust her not to take out my heart and stomp on it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful