Book Review: Too Close to Home by Tressa Messenger


tooclosetohome-croppedI am always a fan of crime dramas and murder mysteries--so the latest book from Tressa Messenger was right up my alley.  I have participated in a couple of book promo blasts for this author--but, had not yet read one of her books.  What did I think of Too Close to Home by Tressa Messenger?

I received a complimentary copy of this book for use in my review.  All opinions are my own.

Quick Summary of Too Close to Home.  When the body of a beautiful and popular senior head cheerleader, Melissa Cooley, is found brutally stabbed to death at the local high school it sends the small coastal community in North Carolina into a frenzy. To make matters worse…another body is found. A slacker boy by the name of Ronald Marks is found hanging from the field goal post on the football field only a day later. Pamlico County native Detective Carma Jones, and her partner Harold Green, set out on a search for this ruthless assailant who is wrecking havoc in a normally peaceful community. No one is safe and everyone is a suspect. The twists and turns along the way lead them in a direction Carma would’ve never guessed. One filled with deep secrets that were meant to stay buried…  

Quick, Easy to Read Page Turner.  Too Close to Home is a really quick read--but, it does keep readers guessing to the last pages.  The text and dialogue are simple and easy to follow and the author does a nice job keeping the plot flowing well without solving the mystery too soon.

Would I recommend Too Close to Home.  While the book didn't have the ending I hoped, I did really like being caught up in a mystery that offered some twists and turns.  It appears that this is book one to a series, The Forensic Files, from Messenger, so fans of simple murder mysteries may have a new author to follow.

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About the Author:
tressa-2Tressa Messenger grew up in a very small town in Eastern North Carolina called Reelsboro in a coastal county called Pamlico. Being as it was such a small area Tressa developed an immense imagination at a young age. That is where she harnessed her love for writing. To date Tressa lives in New Orleans Louisiana with her husband, daughter and an assortment of critters. As of right now Tressa has nine books published, some self-published and some being published through Limitless Publishing. As a young writer Tressa has overcome adversity of Dyslexia and continues to exceed expectations.

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