Object Lessons

Author: Stephanie Kane

Publisher: Cold Hard Press

Release Date: October 15, 2021

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Readers who love murder mysteries that are linked to other crimes will love this!

Adam and Eve Castle have a business where they create dioramas to train police officers on different crime scenes.  To some, it is just a scene of a crime with no real effect. But to art conservator Lily Sparks, she sees connections that others don’t and is able to quickly come to conclusions that even the Castles sometimes miss.  When murders start to happen that mimic the dioramas, Lily quickly puts the two together and must work to convince others of the connections, even if it means she must stop them herself.

Initially, I thought this book was going to be based on true crime events, but after diving in, I quickly realized it was true crime based on the dioramas.  My biggest drawback on this was reading it as a standalone.  It is written as a continuation of characters that have been developed previously and as a reader, I missed some back story that I felt was important.  The scenes were written so that they were pretty interesting, but sometimes it was a little disjointed between scenes.  I think I would have enjoyed it more had I started from the beginning, especially to understand Lily and Paul’s relationship better.

There is quite a bit of foul language and some implied sex throughout, but nothing graphic.  Even so, I still recommend this for mature audiences.

I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher.  The views and opinions expressed within are my own.

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