For today’s book review I’m talking about Death in a Mudflat and I have mixed feelings about it.
It is part of the Rhe Brewster mystery series. When I first received the book I didn’t realize this was a series (or I just didn’t remember them telling me that once I got around to reading it because it was sent to me a few months ago) or that this wasn’t the first book of the series. It’s okay though because you don’t really need to know what happened before this book. Although there are returning characters from previous books you don’t really need to have read those to read this one. Any details that are pertinent (like introducing a character or something that reminds Rhe of something from the past) is explained.
Rhe is an investigator for the Pequod Police in Maine and also an ER nurse. While at the wedding for a colleague, a body is found in a mudflat. The death/murder of the young woman is linked to other murders and a case of a drug epidemic going on at the local college. Rhe, her best friend Paulette, her police and FBI colleagues, and her boyfriend/Chief of Police/former brother-in-law help her to crack the case.
I think if you take a good look at the previous paragraph I just wrote you can see why I have mixed feelings about this book! The book isn’t bad by any means, but it just didn’t enthrall me or have me excited to read it. I find Rhe’s character to be a little unbelievable – part time nurse part time police detective? I also didn’t find her to be very likeable. It wasn’t that she was unlikeable but she’s one of those characters that’s always making questionable decisions and then getting herself in to hot water and you’re sitting there reading and going “well what did you think was going to happen?!” With that being said, even though the book didn’t have me hooked – by halfway through I wanted to read because I just wanted to know how it was all going to end! So I guess in a way it slowly grew on me and had me wanting to know what would happen and I ended up becoming invested in the story!
Will I read more books from the Rhe Brewster series? Maybe, we’ll see!
*This book was sent to me complimentary, but all opinions are my own.*