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Friday, April 10, 2015


THE DEEP END 
Book 1 in the Country Club Murders Mystery series 
by Julie Mulhern


Swimming into the lifeless body of her husband’s mistress tends to ruin a woman’s day, but becoming a murder suspect can ruin her whole life.
It’s 1974 and Ellison Russell’s life revolves around her daughter and her art. She’s long since stopped caring about her cheating husband, Henry, and the women with whom he entertains himself. That is, until she becomes a suspect in Madeline Harper’s death. The murder forces Ellison to confront her husband’s proclivities and his crimes—kinky sex, petty cruelties and blackmail.
As the body count approaches par on the seventh hole, Ellison knows she has to catch a killer. But with an interfering mother, an adoring father, a teenage daughter, and a cadre of well-meaning friends demanding her attention, can Ellison find the killer before he finds her?

MY REVIEW
First, for those who read my blog and reviews, this really isn’t a cozy mystery. It’s somewhere between cozy and mainstream mystery, so it is a bit edgy. That being said, THE DEEP END was a really good book!

Author Julie Mulhern has penned a winning story. This wonderfully written mystery was so full of gripping, fast paced drama. From the time the body is found by the protagonist, until the last page, THE DEEP END was well plotted, had complex characters, and did an amazing job of describing the 70’s country club scene.

It's no wonder Ms. Mulhern was winner of The Shelia Award.  

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5 comments:

  1. Thanks, Lisa! Have a great weekend!

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  2. I love edgy! Sounds like a great read! Thank you!

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  3. This sounds like my kind of book! I'm going to have to find a copy!!

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  4. I really liked this too! I thought it was really fun to have it set in the 70's and she sure had her pop culture nailed. But yes, it's definitely just borderline cozy, there is an edgy aspect to parts of it!

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  5. Thank you Lisa for the review of The Deep End. It's on my wish list.

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