Review of ‘The girl on the edge of Summer’ by J.M. Redmann

This is book 9 in the Micky Knight’s series by this author. It follows the adventures of a private detective based in New Orleans who has a tendency of getting into trouble while trying to solve difficult cases. If you want to make the most of the series I suggest that you read them all in chronological order as you might miss a lot of background about different secondary characters and Micky’s romantic life. However, it’s understandable if you don’t want to commit to so much reading so you can read this one as a stand alone story. I’ve read them all in the span of a few years and I’ve found some better than others. This one is ok but not my favourite.
Normally the strength of this series is the combination of Micky’s investigations and her romantic life. We don’t see any of the latter in this one as the character is dealing with a painful breakup. It makes sense in the overall series plot design but the readers are going to miss the romantic aspect on this book. Her family and friends are also almost absent which is a pity as some of them are really likeable and bring wittiness and fun to the plot. The Micky we get to see in this book is a more subdued version of herself which is understandable considering what she is experiencing but it’s a loss anyway. The two mysteries themselves are interesting and have twists and turns to keep the reader entertained and there are the usual fast paced dangerous scenes to account for.
Overall, an entertaining read charged with action but Micky isn’t at her best. 4 stars.
ARC provided by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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