Book Review: Live Free or Tri by Judy Penz Sheluk

Posted March 25, 2018 by lomeraniel in Audiobooks, Cozy Mystery, Mystery, Review / 0 Comments

Book Review: Live Free or Tri by Judy Penz ShelukLive Free or Tri by Judy Penz Sheluk
Narrator: Kate Tyler
Published by Self-published on 01-29-18
Genres: Cozy Mystery, Mystery
Length: 59 mins
Format: Audiobook
Source: Author
Buy on Amazon/Audible
Overal Rating: four-stars

A collection of three short mystery stories by Judy Penz Sheluk, author of the critically acclaimed debut mystery novel, THE HANGED MAN’S NOOSE: A GLASS DOLPHIN MYSTERY (Barking Rain Press, July 2015).
Death and Deception
Appearances are often deceiving and that's the underlying premise of this collection: In “Live Free or Die,” a naive 21-year-old Emmy falls hard for 31-year-old Jack, an efficiency expert from New Hampshire who is not all that he seems. In “Murder in the Marsh,” cyclist Carrie Anne Camack discovers more than she bargained for in the fertile farmlands of Ontario’s Holland Marsh. In the “The Cycopaths,” a triathlon team’s open-water swim training in Collingwood, Ontario, has deadly consequences.

This book is composed by three short stories. I found the second and third to have things in common, but the first is a completely different one.

I am not usually keen on short stories but as I have thoroughly enjoyed two of her books, I decided to give this one a try. I really liked the three stories in this volume. The characters are relatable and I found easy to connect to them. As they were very short, there wasn’t place for a lot of twists and turns, but all three of them have a surprise at the end.

I also enjoyed Kate Tyler’s narration, and I think her style complemented well this book. She delivered a pleasant narration with good character’s interpretations. I just wished this audiobook was longer.

This book was ideal to listen to in one go, and I found it refreshing and very entertaining. I definitely recommend this author to anyone into cozy mysteries.

I received a copy of this book in audio format from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Story (Plot)
Overall: four-stars