Review of Slayed On The Slopes

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Slayed On The Slopes is the second book in the Pacific Northwest Mystery series and it is a great read.

Meg Reed is covering a story for Northwest Extreme Magazine, where she works.  She is covering the Ridge Rangers, an elite rescue team who specialize in high altitude rescues.  She is at Mount Hood to get the story, and her timing is not good.  She is there during a blizzard and her and the Ridge Rangers are somewhat isolated.  This becomes a problem when one of the members of the Ridge Rangers is murdered.  Meg decides to try and figure out who the killer is because she realizes that she is trapped at the resort with a murderer and could be the next victim.

The characters are well rounded and well developed.  They seem very realistic to me and very likable.  Meg is quirky and funny and I enjoyed reading about her inner thoughts and the crazy stunts she pulls.  There is a family dynamics going on between her and her mother and her deceased father that I found compelling.  Meg also has a special relationship with her grandmother that I enjoyed reading about.  Gam has a unique view of the world and is a NewAge grandmother and gives Meg tips on how to live her life that way.

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  The author is quite good at describing the settings of the blizzard, the skiing conditions and all the events taking place.  The mystery is well developed and there are many suspects to consider.  With all the twists and turns and numerous suspects, I did not figure out who the killer was until it was revealed.

Throughout the book and at the end of the book there are tips for wilderness adventures.  If this is something that you are interested in I think you will find this helpful.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well-crafted cozy.  If you are an outdoor enthusiast, you will want to read this book.  As with most cozy books, this one is a clean read and appropriate for all ages.  This is the first book that I have read by this author but I plan on reading the first book in the series soon.

I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.  I would like to thank NetGalley and Kensington Publishing for the opportunity to read and review this book.

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