Olivia visits her father on her way to a new high-powered publishing job in NYC. While in her hometown, her friend Paige is found bludgeoned to death. When another old friend, A.J., is accused of the crime, Olivia decided to find the real killer.
Where the Light Shines Through is a cozy mystery with genuine characters and a small town setting. However, it really shines as a mystery. Despite having clues seen in hindsight, I did not suspect the killer at all. Any other armchair detectives will also enjoy this invigorating challenge. 4 stars!
Thanks to the author and Great Escapes Book Tours for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.
About Where the Lights Shines Through
Where the Light Shines Through: An Olivia Penn Mystery
1st in Series
Publisher : Rhino Publishing LLC (November 30, 2021)
Hardcover : 330 pages
ISBN-10 : 1956270027
ISBN-13 : 978-1956270020
Paperback : 330 pages
ISBN-10 : 1956270019
ISBN-13 : 978-1956270013
Digital ASIN : B09H9G1ZWF
Castle meets Clue in this fun, fast-paced, fresh take on the cozy mystery.
Olivia’s syndicated advice column is about solving problems … not murders. But when she returns to her hometown of Apple Station in Virginia to visit her dad, she has five days to expose a killer or fall prey as the next victim.
Olivia had planned for a week of rest and relaxation before her move to New York for a promotion and a chance to pursue her publishing dreams. Within hours of arriving home, her world changes forever with the death of someone dear. A promise to a grieving mother leads her to uncover secrets from the past that put her life in danger, leaving her at a crossroads. Does she risk investigating further or settle for the security of the life that awaits? Will she chase after what she thinks she wants or listen to what her heart needs?
With the support of friends and family, a tenuous alliance with the lead police detective, and the bravery of an intrepid beagle, she races to protect her dad, rescue an unlikely ally, and bring a murderer to justice.
When all seems lost, will Olivia summon the strength and courage she needs to see where the light shines through?
Join the journey in the first novel of The Olivia Penn Mystery Series. If you grew up reading Nancy Drew, you’ll love this cozy mystery that entertains with heart and humor amid a charming cast of characters set in a small Southern town.
Escape to enjoy a captivating, heartwarming story that will inspire you to be the hero of your own life.
About Kathleen Bailey
Kathleen Bailey is the author of Where the Light Shines Through, the first novel in The Olivia Penn Mystery Series. She writes mysteries with heart and humor that keep to the traditional and cozy sides of crime. Kathleen has degrees in English, psychology, and physical therapy. She previously worked as a pediatric physical therapist for over twenty years with children who have special needs. She now spends her days obsessively plotting and sleuthing in Virginia. When she is not incognito, she is a member of Sisters in Crime and the James River Writers.
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