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Rachel Emery #2

Death Becomes You

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Rachel Emery hadn’t planned on investigating a murder mystery again after her first and only experience solving a long-ago murder. But when her friend, romance writer Ariel Weathers, called her, frantic about her dead ex-husband stalking her, Rachel is too intrigued to refuse to investigate it.

As Rachel digs up information about Randall’s death, new twists and turns keep springing up, taking her in several directions. And when the original case investigator, Jack Meyers, joins in, they seem destined for choppy waters. Then a shocking new murder takes the two sleuths down yet another path that becomes more deadly by the minute.

What happened the day Randall went out for a cruise on his yacht? Did he die as they’d thought, or was he setting up a devious plan of murder?

194 pages, Kindle Edition

First published August 10, 2021

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Deanna Lynn Sletten

29 books534 followers
Deanna Lynn Sletten is the author of THE ONES WE LEAVE BEHIND, MISS ETTA, THE WOMEN OF GREAT HERON LAKE, MAGGIE'S TURN, THE LAKE HARRIET SERIES, and several other titles. She writes heartwarming women's fiction and romance novels with unforgettable characters. She has also written one middle-grade novel that takes you on the adventure of a lifetime.

Deanna has recently begun a new murder mystery series, The Rachel Emery Series which includes THE TRUTH ABOUT RACHEL and DEATH BECOMES YOU.

Deanna is married and has two grown children. When not writing, she enjoys walking the wooded trails around her home with her beautiful Australian Shepherd or relaxing on the lake in the summer.

Deanna loves hearing from her readers. Connect with her at:

Her blog: deannalynnsletten.com
Twitter: @DeannaLSletten
Facebook: facebook.com/DeannaLynnSletten

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808 reviews68 followers
August 9, 2021
I loved book #1 in this series, The Truth About Rachel, and was super excited that there was going to be more Rachel! Death Becomes You is even better, IMHO. Rachel is more confident in her character's role and has this sleuthing thing down.

This is a definite page-turner with lots of twists and turns as Rachel tries to figure out how and why Randall died. And why not throw in another murder, just for a bit more excitement? The introduction of Jack, the FBI guy who first worked the case, was a nice addition to the story and I can't wait to see them work together again. Maybe? Who knows?

This is a great series and I highly recommend it! The next installment is scheduled to be out next summer. Yay! Grab both books now so you're ready.
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Author 8 books372 followers
August 9, 2021
Not long after book cover designer/amateur sleuth Rachel Emery returns home from solving her first crime, an author friend requests assistance with a supposedly solved murder mystery. As Rachel dons her private investigator hat to help out, truth is stranger than fiction in this page-turning novel filled with action, adventure, and even a little romance. If you enjoyed The Truth About Rachel, you'll definitely like Death Becomes You.
Author 6 books4 followers
October 2, 2021
Interesting who dunnit

This book was good and keeps you guessing about the mystery. I did not like it as much as the first story though. My main prob was it just didn't make sense. The main character is a graphic artist with no background in investigation but she goes to all these places and people and they act like she has authority and tell her things. Also the detective should have told her to stay away but he actually brings her along to dangerous situations. This story just didn't have plausibility. The author needed a better reason to have her mixed up in this case.
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254 reviews2 followers
October 9, 2021
Amazing read, loved it as I do all of her books.

Once again she has written an amazing book. The story of Rachel and her mysterious adventure keeps you reading. Very hard to put down and is an excellent story. The characters are so believable and seem real. After living with a crime scene specialist for many years, I know these stories can be real. Excellent book you will have a hard time putting down.
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202 reviews1 follower
February 1, 2022
Again, a good mystery/crime novel when the author doesn’t normally write this type of book. I will say some of it is unbelievable… like who would actually talk to a random man person investigating a crime when they aren’t law enforcement or professional investigators? I wouldn’t, but I guess that’s how books can be different than real life. The ending was a bit different than I expected, but not a total shocker.
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391 reviews1 follower
February 5, 2023
Another murder mystery for Rachel

I won't rehash the storyline as you can read the synopsis. I will say that I figured it out about halfway through, and it bothered me that someone promoted to police lieutenant supposedly missed so many things that a book cover designer figured out.
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Author 3 books2 followers
March 22, 2023
A thrilling sequel

Worthy of its predecessor, this story has twists until the end. Although I guessed who the killer was, it was still fun finding out what trouble Rachel would get into next. And finding out if handsome FBI agent would end up in an old fashioned fuel with handsome lieutenant. Very fun read!
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1,968 reviews3 followers
August 16, 2021
Nicely done whodunnit but the protagonists….

Odd death/stalker/twins convoluted plot elements with a confusing abundance of clues and red herrings, as well as an unattached lead detective who takes a shine to Rachel.
41 reviews2 followers
January 15, 2023
A perfect Thriller

Very well written with strong characters. The plot was very intriguing and was well described.

I continue to enjoy Deanna novel.

I hope there will be many more.
August 12, 2021

I read this book in one day! It was fascinating as I anxiously tried to predict who the real bad guys were. And always with mention of Rachel’s normal life with her daughter, her aunt and her special man ~~ A good read!!!
92 reviews
September 1, 2021
Another night of sleep gone

What can I say cannot wait for the next book, be prepared for another night with out any sleep, you will just keep reading
28 reviews
September 20, 2021

The book was a good read. Liked how it all came together. Especially Rachel’s love life. Wondering if Rachel will continue investigating because she is good at it.
1 review1 follower
December 13, 2021
Enjoyed the book. It's a relatively easy read but keeps your interest. Just perfect for the Cosy Mystery genre.
February 2, 2022

This book was very predictable. It was a good read but I wasn't as impressed as with her other books I read.
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253 reviews10 followers
February 5, 2022
This second book in the series was good, but not as good as the first one. Too many characters, unrealistic plot and too predictable. I figured out the murder scenario in the first chapter.
February 19, 2022
great mystery

I enjoyed the easy read of this book. It flows easy and kept my interest all the way through. She is a great author.
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