FTC Disclosure: I received an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Buried in a Book by Lucy Arlington
Forty-five year old newspaper journalist Lila Wilkins suddenly finds herself out of a job. Fortunately for her, a read through the classifieds results in a position as an intern at A Novel Idea literary agency. Unfortunately, her first day on the job is one she will never forget. Lila has only just begun her job when Marlette, a homeless man looking to sell a book idea is found murdered in the reception area. As the police seem to be concerned with other things, Lila feels compelled to solve the crime before the killer strikes again.
I love the theme of this series: mystery and books. I was ecstatic when I received an advance copy.
What I liked about the book: It’s a quick entertaining read. Lila is a very likable character. She’s as strong female character with a well developed sense of responsibility. The supporting characters (her mom, son, co-workers and a certain good looking policeman) are interesting and should provide great material for future books. Lila often spouts lines from books, something else that warms my little book nerd heart.
What I didn’t like about the book: There was only one thing that bothered me. I found it a little hard to believe Lila’s luck in finding a new job so soon after being fired. Perhaps Lila is one of the truly lucky ones and it wasn’t enough of a problem to keep from quickly being caught up in the story.
This first book in a new series is perfect for anyone who loves books and cozy mysteries. It will be released on February 7, 2012. You should pre-order your copy now.