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The Leigh Koslow Mystery Series, Edie Claire

I’ve never really posted about books before yet I read between 5-7 books every month, which I know because this year I decided to track my reads and see how much I can get through in a year. I’ve always enjoyed reading and over the years I’ve come to realise that my favourite books to read are from the Crime, Thriller and Mystery genre, and in particular I love a series that you can sink your teeth into. So I’ve decided it’s time for me to start including book reviews on the blog, and I’ll be starting with The Leigh Koslow series by Edie Claire.

Leigh Koslow is a single career woman, working as an advertising copywriter who although avidly avoiding trouble, seem to have an aptitude for finding dead bodies or ending up in troubling and dangerous situations. The first book in the series is called Never Buried and is perfect for any age with both myself and my younger sister enjoying reading them. I have to say one of my favourite things about the books is that I have never once worked out who is the culprit is or how the story is going to pan out. Edie has kept me guessing through nine books and I’m about the start the tenth and I can’t imagine the next two will be any different.

Edie Claire is a veterinarian, a childbirth educator, and a mother of three and she is able to draw from all her experiences when writing the book. Leigh’s father Randall Koslow is a veterinarian and you can see that Edie is an expert in this area and is able to truly bring you into every moment of the book with great writing and intricate detailing where needed. Over the course of the books I have become invested in the characters lives, I’ve gotten angry at them for making mistakes, I’ve rooted for them to find love and happiness, and I have finished each and every book with a smile on my face content in how it has finished. Although it doesn’t stop me speculating and itching to get my hands on the next book to find out what the future has in store for everyone.

This was the first full-length adult book Edie ever wrote, and had planned for it to a romantic suspense, until she realised there was no man in it, and so it became a mystery instead. To really make the story authentic she interviewed the real Chief of Police from Avalon, where the book is based. Edie has a Facebook page and is very active with her readers, posting regular updates and responding to any posts you leave on the page.

Never Buried is currently available to download for free on Amazon Kindle so if you were interested in trying out a new author or series then now is the perfect time. And so I will leave you with the most important part, the synopsis for the book;

The truth about what happened in 1949 went to Paul Fischer’s grave… Too bad his body didn’t!
Advertising copywriter Leigh Koslow doesn’t pack heat–just a few extra pounds. And she doesn’t go looking for trouble. When she moved into her cousin Cara’s refurbished Victorian house, she wasn’t planning on discovering a corpse–certainly not one that had been embalmed ten years before. But as anyone in the small Pittsburgh borough of Avalon could tell her, her cousin’s house has a history attached. A history dating back to two mysterious deaths in the summer of 1949.
Someone wants Leigh and Cara out of the house–someone who has something to hide. But that someone doesn’t know Leigh’s impetuous cousin, and when Cara digs her heels in, Leigh looks to her old college chum, local policewoman Maura Polanski, for help. But the answers the trio find only point to more questions. Were the scandalous deaths of fifty years ago really an accident and a suicide? Or were they murder?
The nearer the women get to the truth, the more desperate someone becomes. Because some secrets are better off kept. Especially when they hit close to home!
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  • Reply Sarah Bailey

    What an interesting sounding set of books, I have to admit I’ve not heard of them before, but I am a fan of mystery novels so I really do need to check them out.

    May 9, 2017 at 8:41 am
  • Reply hannah

    I’ve never heard of this set of books before, they do sound interesting

    May 9, 2017 at 9:29 am
  • Reply Healthy & Psyched

    That’s good going to read all of those books in one month! I usually read crime books (after my mum has finished reading them). Do you think I would like mystery novels?

    May 9, 2017 at 9:55 am
  • Reply Becca Talbot

    I really need to get back into reading – I seem to spend all my free time watching TV at the moment lol! I think I’d like some of these books though x

    May 9, 2017 at 1:45 pm
  • Reply Joanna

    It sounds like a great series and wow, good for you for reading 5-7 books a month! I can recommend you the Millennium series, if you like thriller books. It’s really good, especially the first volume.

    May 9, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    This sounds really interesting, I might grab the first few books and see how I go. I am sure my mum would love to read them after me. Thanks for the great review 😉

    May 9, 2017 at 7:32 pm
  • Reply Anosa

    Wow you have so many ebooks. Looks like a very interesting series. I would love to check this as well for my list of books to read.

    May 10, 2017 at 3:32 am
  • Reply Agata

    Sounds good. I might give it a try as a new set of books for summer would be ideal. Thank you for your recommendation.

    May 10, 2017 at 5:49 am
  • Reply Rhian Westbury

    Wow I can’t believe how much you read, I need to make the time to read more. These books sound really good x

    May 10, 2017 at 9:39 am
  • Reply Stephanie Merry

    I love the sound of these books – well done on reading so many in a month! x

    May 10, 2017 at 10:55 am
  • Reply melissa major

    They all sound like very interesting books, I need to read more books you read so much more than me

    May 10, 2017 at 1:26 pm
  • Reply Ana De- Jesus

    I love to read too although like you I don’t talk about it on the blog. I love a mystery novel and it would be interesting to find out who the culprit was! x

    May 10, 2017 at 2:56 pm
  • Reply Tanya Brannan

    These books sound just like the kind I would read and I am a voracious reader! I have just turned my kindle on to see if I can get them! Thanks for the review x

    May 10, 2017 at 3:19 pm
  • Reply The London Mum

    I love a good book recommendation, and especially in the crime/mystery genre because I love something I can sink my teeth into!

    May 10, 2017 at 7:20 pm
  • Reply Jenni

    I’ve not heard of these books before or the Author to be honest. But they sound like good reads

    May 10, 2017 at 7:38 pm
  • Reply Kira

    I love reading and can normally get through quite a few very fast but I’ve not had the time lately! I love the sound of these! Definitely will add them to my list!

    May 10, 2017 at 8:39 pm
  • Reply Lilinha

    Sounds like a very interesting series, will check it out! 🙂

    May 10, 2017 at 8:48 pm
  • Reply Ali Rost

    I’ve been a reader all of my life too! There’s nothing like a good book at the end of a long day. I always love a good mystery or true life spy story .. even though the suspense nearly kills me every time!

    May 11, 2017 at 12:29 am
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    May 11, 2017 at 4:19 am
  • Reply Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

    Wow 5-7 books a month is great! This sounds like a really good series to keep you going!

    May 11, 2017 at 6:32 am
  • Reply danasia fantastic

    Never Buried reminds me of an adult version of a Nancy Drew novel which is right up my alley!

    May 11, 2017 at 8:14 am
  • Reply Stephanie Cummings

    This sounds like something I’d enjoy, and I’ve just downloaded it from amazon. I’ve been trying to track my reading but I go through waves of reading loads then not picking up a book for weeks

    May 11, 2017 at 6:03 pm
  • Reply nicol

    I love it when authors keeps you guessing. I hate it when they’re predictable

    May 11, 2017 at 7:13 pm
  • Reply Whitney Abigail

    I can’t wait to get back into reading! Might have to add some of these to my list. 5-7 books oh my god that’s impressive!

    May 12, 2017 at 11:15 am
  • Reply Whatlauraloves

    Ooh what an interesting series of books. I love mysteries and books that get me to think xxx

    May 13, 2017 at 2:37 pm
  • Reply Thena

    I love to read and am super stoked about this post!

    May 13, 2017 at 5:57 pm
  • Reply angela milnes

    Sounds an Interesting read and I can’t wait to read this glad that you share this with us.

    May 14, 2017 at 2:51 am
  • Reply Breath of Purpose

    I can barely finish one a month so kudos to you! That is a legit goal for me, haha. Haven’t heard of this series, but I’m going to check it out 🙂

    June 12, 2017 at 5:06 pm
  • Reply Patrick

    I love a good crackling mystery series and I might have to investigate the Leigh Koslow books out.
    Of course it helps if there is a cat involved like the Lillian Braun series….

    January 25, 2018 at 9:47 am
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