lunedì 21 marzo 2016

Review & Giveaway: The Semester of our Discontent by Cynthia Kuhn


The Semester of our Discontent
by Cynthia Kuhn

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The Semester of Our Discontent
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Publisher: Henery Press (April 5, 2016)
Paperback: 256 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1635110098
E-Book ASIN: B01A7BH83S
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Synopsis

English professor Lila Maclean is thrilled about her new job at prestigious Stonedale University, until she finds one of her colleagues dead. She soon learns that everyone, from the chancellor to the detective working the case, believes Lila—or someone she is protecting—may be responsible for the horrific event, so she assigns herself the task of identifying the killer.
More attacks on professors follow, the only connection a curious symbol at each of the crime scenes. Putting her scholarly skills to the test, Lila gathers evidence, but her search is complicated by an unexpected nemesis, a suspicious investigator, and an ominous secret society. Rather than earning an “A” for effort, she receives a threat featuring the mysterious emblem and must act quickly to avoid failing her assignment…and becoming the next victim.

My Review:

Very interesting this mystery set in a college. Really good debut for this new series, promises intrigue, suspense and amazing characters.
The professor Lila is happy with her new role, can work in a prestigious universities of Colorado. But her joy did not last long: the hierarchies and the university policy are not just like she expected. The situation is complicated when she finds a colleague died and her cousin is accused of a crime he didn't commit. Lila can't stand by and begins to investigate. The clues leads to a university sect. She must be careful not to become herself a victim or the primary suspected.
Lila is really a great character, smart, curious, has the misfortune to always be the first to find a corpse. She's fascinated by the academic world but had not expected it to be so competitive, elitist, with so many really snobbish colleagues. But she did not give up.
This book is very well written with strong plot development  with  twists and turns that kept my attention the entire time. The final is really unexpected. The setting is very amazing, so well described that allowed me to learn more about the world of college and the campus. Light reading, engaging and enjoyable.
 I highly recommend this book!



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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Cynthia Kuhn teaches and writes in Colorado. Her work has appeared in McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Literary Mama, Copper Nickel, Prick of the Spindle, Mama PhD and other publications. She is the current president of Sisters in Crime-Colorado and blogs withMysteristas. Visit her at cynthiakuhn.net or @cynthiakuhn.
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Twitter: @cynthiakuhn
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