Review of Deadly Ride

Deadly Ride
Britton Bay, Book #3
Jody Holford
5 Stars

43882563. sy475 Synopsis:

Newspaper editor Molly Owens loves her new life—and her new man—in the beautiful seaside town of Britton Bay, Oregon. But when a car-show killer strikes, she needs to put the brakes on the culprit . . .

As editor-in-chief of the Britton Bay Bulletin, Molly steps in for a sick reporter to cover the Classic Car Crawl, an exhibit of vintage automobiles. Her main challenge is not being driven to distraction by the presence of her hunky boyfriend, Sam Alderich, a fellow car enthusiast whose auto shop is sponsoring the event. But when she and Sam discover the co-founder dead in his car, Molly quickly shifts gears to solve the murder.

With a showroom full of suspects—including the co-founder’s longtime partner, much-younger wife, enigmatic ex, and car owners with grudges and grievances—Molly soon starts to feel like she’s spinning her wheels. And after things take a turn for the worse, it’s all she can do to steer clear of trouble and stay out of a killer’s clutches . . .

Praise for Deadly News

“The news is all good for this cozy mystery! Deadly News will make you want to pack up and move to the seaside town of Britton Bay, Oregon. The characters are vividly brought to life, there’s a perfect touch of romance, and the mystery has enough twists and turns to keep the reader guessing. Don’t miss out on a charming new series—grab this cozy while it’s hot off the press!”
—Sarah Fox, USA Today bestselling author (Goodreads)



The writing style flows smoothly and it defines the characters very clearly by their actions and words. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and through much of the book I felt like I was right there in Britton Bay, watching all the action taking place and listening in on conversations.

The mystery was well plotted and carried on well throughout the book. There were enough clues to sift through and suspects to consider and I was surprised at who the culprit turned out to be.

The characters are well rounded and well developed. I enjoyed getting to spend time with Molly and her family and friends. Molly is a good reporter and she loves to look for clues and solve mysteries. But she is getting tired of having to find a killer, there are just too many murders in Britton Bay.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. This whole series is really good and well worth reading.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Kensington Books, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.