“It’s been two years since her fiance’s death. Amy Murano needs to start over. And what better way for a shy, risk-averse woman to start than to sink all her savings into a travel agency specializing in adventure. Her first project? A mystery road rally through the European countryside.
At the starting line in Monte Carlo, Amy finds herself attracted to Marcus Alvarez, the most mysterious of her two dozen game-loving clients. But the rally gets off to a rocky start when an eccentric writer, the only person who knows the game’s solution, is himself murdered back in New York.
So who would will a harmless mystery geek? And why are weird accidents beginning to happen along the way? To her horror, Amy discovers that this fictional mystery was based on a real, unsolved case, one that Marcus knows too much about. Now she has no choice but to join forces with her domineering mother and solve this on her own..before the killer strikes again.
Hy Conrad, is the writer of Monk, one of the most beloved TV series out there. So when I found out that connection I was pretty excited about reading this book.
I found this book was an incredibly easy read, and one that loves adventure, was quite enjoyable in the process too. Who doesn’t love scavenger hunts, and more so, add a little murder mystery in the process? You have me sold.
As the adventure begins, you begin to learn more and more about the others playing on the game, and you truly begin to wonder, “who did it?” Who is involved in the murder.
You also begin to root for Amy in solving the case, and the bit of a love story that takes place throughout the story. In the end, do we find out who the killer is and the story behind it? Well, that’s for you to figure out.
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Disclosure: I was provided a copy of the book for review purposes.