Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Book Review: The Plunge (An Aggie Mundeen Lake Mystery, Book 1) by Nancy G. West ~ #CozyMystery @NancyGWest_

The Plunge
An Aggie Mundeen Lake Mystery, Book 1 
by Nancy G. West


Book Details:

Cozy Mystery 
Spin-Off of previous series with this character
Wildside Press 
October 9, 2018
Paperback: 136 pages 
ISBN-10: 1479449326 
ISBN-13: 978-1479449323 
Digital ASIN: B07J5K8DDG


About the Book:

When Aggie Mundeen accompanies San Antonio Detective Sam Vanderhoven on a weekend getaway to Lake Placid, she thinks it’s going to be fun in the sun. What could be better than caretaking a friend’s cottage on the Guadalupe River in Central Texas? Never mind that Sam intends to discretely investigate the theft of that friend’s boat... Unfortunately, the weather has plans of its own. Buckets of rain and gusting winds roil the lake, turning the peaceful Guadalupe into an angry, raging river. As darkness descends, lightning reveals two people arguing on a dock across the river. When lightning flashes again, they are gone. Did Aggie and Sam witness an accident? A drowning? A murder? The Plunge sweeps readers along with the threat of looming disaster, helpless before an untamable force, where sleuthing takes a back seat to survival...

My Review:

The Plunge

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I am so happy Aggie and Sam are back. I love the original Aggie Mundeen mysteries and am glad the author is working on a spin-off. As with all of Aggie's stories I was drawn in and fully engaged in the story from the beginning. I love Aggie and Sam. Their chemistry is undeniable.

The author does a wonderful job with the world building. I felt like I was in the middle of the flood, trapped, part of the clean up, or involved in the rescues as the story played out. The descriptive scenes, smells, and auditory cues are spot on and the book draws the reader right into the book. The book describes the tragedy that occurred in 1998 Texas and pairs it with a theft and a murder.

The Plunge is a novella and is a quick and easy read. The book flows well and the pacing is perfect. I got lost in the story and was sad to see it come to an end. The Plunge is another wonder story starring Aggie Mundeen and her beau, Sam Vanderhoven.

I was provided a copy of the is story to read.

1 comment:

  1. Sapphyria, thank you for the great review of THE PLUNGE. I love Aggie and Sam, too. A tragedy brings out the best and worst in people, and this one propels Aggie in a new direction, the lake mysteries. Stay tuned.