Book Review: To Cache a Killer by Karen Musser Nortman

Posted July 28, 2019 by lomeraniel in Audiobooks, Cozy Mystery, Mystery, Review / 0 Comments

Book Review: To Cache a Killer by Karen Musser NortmanTo Cache a Killer (The Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mysteries #5) by Karen Musser Nortman
Narrator: Michelle Babb
Series: The Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mysteries #5
Published by Self-published on 03-12-18
Genres: Cozy Mystery, Mystery
Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
Format: Audiobook
Source: Narrator
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Overal Rating: four-half-stars

Geocaching isn't supposed to be about finding dead bodies. But when retiree, Frannie Shoemaker go camping, standard definitions don't apply. A weekend in a beautiful state park in Iowa buzzes with fund-raising events, a search for Ninja turtles, a bevy of suspects, and lots of great food. But are the campers in the wrong place at the wrong time once too often?

In this book, Frannie and her friends are playing geocaching around the camping area, when they suddenly found a body in the woods. The last entry in the cache close to the body might have an important clue. Their search for geocaches could be decisive in this murder mystery.

As I played geocaching several times in my life, I could relate to Frannie and her friends in this adventure. At first, the book is a bit slow, but soon enough there are enough suspects to keep me interested and guessing until the end. The several events that happened made the story quite interesting and engaging. I remember that I found the previous two books in this series a bit predictable, but this one felt more complex and I found it more appealing.

Michelle Babb did a wonderful job, as always, narrating this book and bringing the characters to life, providing each one with a unique style so that it is very easy to follow dialogs and know who is talking at all times. Babb also knows how to transmit the characters’ emotions, creating the illusion of being listening to real people.

This is a fun and light series, ideal for a lazy Sunday afternoon. I would recommend it to anyone into cozy mysteries.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Story (Plot)
Overall: four-half-stars