Monday, March 2, 2015

Due for Discard Book Review and Contest


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Due for Discard Summary:

Aimee Machado is thrilled to be starting her first job as a forensic librarian at the medical center in the town of Timbergate, north of Sacramento, California. Her ebullient mood is somewhat dampened by her recent breakup with her former live-in boyfriend, Nick Alexander. And then there's a little matter of murder: on Aimee's first day on the job, a body is found in a nearby Dumpster and soon identified as her supervisor's wife, Bonnie Beardsley.

Aimee's heartbreaker of a brother and best friend, Harry, just happens to be one of the last people to see Bonnie alive, but he is hardly the only suspect. Bonnie was notorious for her wild partying and man-stealing ways, and she has left a trail of broken hearts and bitterness. Aimee is determined to get her brother off the suspect list.

Aimee's snooping quickly makes her a target. Isolated on her grandparents' llama farm where she fled post-breakup, she realizes exactly how vulnerable she is. Three men have pledged to protect her: her brother Harry, her ex, Nick, and the dashing hospital administrator with a reputation for womanizing, Jared Quinn. But they can't be on the alert every minute, not when Aimee is so bent on cracking the case with or without their help.

Book 1 in a new mystery series featuring amateur sleuth Aimee Machado.

Sharon St. George's Bio:

Sharon St. George had the good fortune to spend an idyllic childhood in a small northern California town, riding horseback and camping with her family in the nearby mountains. One of her favorite pastimes was reading fiction, and a trip to the library was always an occasion of great joy. She’s traded horses for llamas, but she still treks to the high mountain lakes near her home—always with a mystery novel in her backpack. Sharon’s writing credits include three plays, several years writing advertising copy, a book on NASA’s space food project, and feature stories too numerous to count. She holds dual degrees in English and Theatre Arts, and occasionally acts in, or directs, one of her local community theater productions. Sharon is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America, and she serves as program director for Writers Forum, a nonprofit organization for writers in northern California.

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My Review:

 Due for Discard by Sharon St. George
Wanted to read this book to find out more what a forensic librarian does. The story goes into some job details but I wanted more indepth.
The story wraps itself around Aimee who has been hired to be the new forensic librarian and she has to earn her keep and substantiate her position at the hospital.
A woman is found murdered, body in a dumpster and she attempts to help clear Harry, her brother of charges. There are many others who come to her aide and give her clues to help solve the mystery of who the woman really was. Liked learning about the llamas and other wildlife.
Lots of secrets surrounding the plot til it builds up at the very end when we discover who it was, but with help from others. I found there were way too many people involved-taking time away from the main characters and the plot.
Enjoyed the book and want to read more from the author.
I received this book from Tribute Books in exchange for my honest review.

Prices/Formats: $15.95 paperback
Genre: Detective Murder Mystery
March 1, 2015
Camel Press


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Tribute Books said...

Julie, thanks for the review! :)

Berkeley Hapa said...

I enjoy mysteries and the library setting sounds good!

Sharon St. George said...

Julie, thanks for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed the book.