Thursday, February 26, 2015

~Admit to Mayhem by D.J. Adamson~ Mystery Blog Tour

Title: Admit to Mayhem
Author: D.J. Adamson
Publisher: Horatio Press
Pages: 286
Genre: Mystery/Amateur Sleuth
Format: Paperback/Ebook
Purchase at AMAZON

About the Book:

With a contrary attitude and an addiction for independence, Lillian Dove admits she has not been a success in life. In fact, she considers failing as one of her addictions. Yet, when she comes across a suspicious house fire with a history of arson and murder, she instinctively attempts to help someone trapped. Lillian becomes the only possible eyewitness to criminal arson, and her life begins to spiral out of control.

Lillian Dove is an endearing “everywoman” struggling with life issues, emotional complexities and a habit of doing just the opposite of what she’s told to do. These qualities in a heroine give the reader an ability to vicariously struggle along with the protagonist in this intriguing Midwest Noir mystery.

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  • Admit to Mayhem is available at Amazon.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.

My Review:

Admit to Mayhem is one of those books you want to take your sweet time with. The story really hooks the reader and keeps them plowing through. I really liked the main character Lillian and thought she was pleasantly honest and real. She's not perfect and she knows it, but tries her best anyway. I also enjoyed how, even though she is thrust into a mystery she didn't instantly become a know-it-all sleuth. 

I do have to say that I did come across some random formatting issues in my copy. I can't really tell if I received an uncorrected copy, so I can't dismiss it. It's not horrible. Just a few misplaced words and such, the story itself isn't damaged. It just was a bit jarring. 

With that said, that was the only problem I had. I loved this book. It was fun. The mystery was nicely presented and handled, and the characters were realistically written and developed. This book really surprised me and I certainly will read more from D. J. Adamson. 


About the Author

D. J. Adamson is an award-winning author. Her family roots grow deep in the Midwest and it is here she sets much of her work. She juggles her time between her own desk and teaching writing to others at two Los Angeles area colleges. Along with her husband and two Welsh Terriers, she makes her home in Southern California.
Her latest book is the mystery, amateur sleuth, Admit to Mayhem.
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