Apr 15, 2021

A Trail of Lies by Kylie Logan

Hello my friends,

Today I am reviewing “A Trail of Lies” by Kylie Logan the 3rd instalment in the "A Jazz Ramsey Mystery“ series. I really enjoy this series and am collecting in hardcover. 

A Trail of Lies is the third in the Jazz Ramsey mystery series from national bestselling author Kylie Logan.

Jazz Ramsey is just getting used to the idea that her on-again-off-again beau, Nick, might actually be a permanent fixture, when she gets an alarming call in the middle of the night from his mother, Kim: there’s a dead man in her backyard. Kim has a long history of drinking and a vivid imagination, so when Jazz’s human remains detection dog, Wally, finds no evidence of a body, Jazz thinks she can breathe easy.

But when the body of a middle-aged man, Dan Mansfield, is discovered in a nearby park, and a photo of Nick and his mom is found in his pocket, Jazz has to admit that something isn’t adding up. Kim claims not to know who Dan is, but the cops find out soon enough: he’s a recently paroled convict who served thirty years for murder. And when Jazz traces his crime back to a bar fight with an antiques dealer, she ends up with more questions than answers.

Meanwhile, no one wants her poking around—not Nick’s mom, nor the Motorcycle-riding ex-con she connects to Dan, nor Nick himself, who seems worried about Jazz’s safety, but also about what she might find. But Jazz has never been one to take no for an answer, and she won’t give up now—even if it means risking her own 

The books can be read as a stand-alone with no problem but I do think it’s better to read in order.  I found myself engrossed in this story right away and reading it in almost one sitting.  I find the writing style to flow easily making it for a quick read.

The mystery is interesting and well plotted, and I loved the characters of Jazz and Nick which are well developed. This time we learn more about Nick, his mum and what her life was like.  You couldn’t help but feel for the situation they were both in, trying to help Kim. 

I was surprised by who the bad guy was, although it did cross my mind once but only fleetingly.  There were plenty of red herrings to keep us off the scent.

Kylie Logan is definitely an author I will be following in the future and I can’t wait for book 4 to come out.

I highly recommend this series to all my mystery loving friends.

I requested and received an Advance Reader Copy of this book from Minotaur Books and NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my OWN.

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