January 16, 2016

"Death in A Major" Blog Tour Review + GIVEAWAY


Book: Death in A Major

Author: Sarah Fox

Format: ARC

Publisher: Witness Impulse

My Rating: ★★★

Synopsis: The new season for the Point Grey Philharmonic starts off on a sour note when one of the symphony’s wealthy benefactors drops dead in the second Music Lover’s Mystery from author Sarah Fox.

When Archibald Major, local big wig and nasty tyrant, drops dead at a post-concert reception, violinist Midori Bishop soon suspects foul play. Although Midori has no intention of getting involved in another murder investigation, that all changes when Jordan - her violin student and the victim’s grandson - seeks her help convincing the police that the real killer is his uncle, a low-level criminal. 

As Midori digs into the victim’s life, she discovers that he was a man who created discord at every turn, even within his own family, and there is no shortage of potential suspects. When someone close to Midori unexpectedly confesses to the crime, Midori must race to discover the identity of the true killer before an innocent person goes to jail for a crime they didn’t commit… and before Midori herself becomes a victim in the killer’s deadly encore.


      I was sent an unsolicited ARC for review from Harper Collin's Witness Impulse imprint, which I'd like to thank them in advance for the ARC and the opportunity to review this book. Coming into this book, I knew nothing about it, expect that it was a murder mystery. I didn't even realize it was a part of the series until I went on the Goodreads page for the book, although honestly you don't need to read the first book to follow along the second book.

      Honestly, this book was just okay. There were really no defining factors that made it stand out. The writing and plot were very typical of murder mysteries. The beginning was rather slow and I wasn't sure when we would get to the main investigating part of the plot. Even then, the investigating wasn't nearly as detailed or detective-like as I thought it would be. Honestly any person with a brain could put the details together like the main character.  Most of the time there were several mini-plots happening at once and I felt like that took away from the main plot, like the whole side romance/friend thing that I did not care for. There were a few twists with regards to the killer that I didn't see coming and that is really what was a reading factor for me that made this a 3 star book instead of a 2 star book. As for the characters they also didn't stand out. There was nothing special about them, and even the main character didn't have any qualities or characteristics that made me want to get attached to her. Overall, this was just a quick read.

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About the Author
Sarah Fox was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia where she developed a love for mysteries at a young age. When not writing novels or working as a legal writer she is often reading her way through a stack of books or spending time outdoors with her English Springer Spaniel.

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