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The Cracked Spine by Paige Shelton
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Delaney Nichols answers an unusual job ad for a bookstore, The Cracked Spine, in Scotland. They are looking for a bold adventurer for their bookshop that specializes in rare manuscripts and books. Although that description does not fit Delaney, she does love bookstores. After a long telephone conversation with the shop’s owner, Edwin MacAlister, Delaney is immediately hired. She packs her bags leaving her safe Kansas home and heading to another country to start a new life.

The Cracked Spine is everything Delaney hoped for…a quaint book shop with a couple of eccentric people working there. There’s even a very handsome bartender nearby. After one date with him, she definitely wants to get to know him better.

Things take a nasty turn when Edwin’s sister is brutally murdered. Delaney jumps right in to try and find the killer.

This is the first book in a brand new cozy mystery series and it’s off to a great start. Delaney is an interesting character. It’s hard to believe someone could just answer an ad for a job in another country, get hired sight unseen, and move to a country where she knows nobody but somehow it all worked in this story. I wish I had the guts to do what Delaney did :)

She has an amazing adventure to look forward to with a supporting cast made up of quirky, eccentric characters. The storyline moves along at a nice pace. I know I didn’t figure it out until Delaney did towards the end. It’s well written with characters that are well developed. It will leave readers anxiously awaiting for the next book. I hope it’s soon!
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Reading Progress

March 30, 2016 – Started Reading
March 30, 2016 – Shelved
April 3, 2016 –
67.0%
April 5, 2016 –
86.0%
April 6, 2016 – Finished Reading

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