Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “On Borrowed Crime” by Kate Young, Crooked Lane Books, October 2020
Kate Young, the author of “On Borrowed Crime” has written a cozy mystery novel that is captivating, intriguing, entertaining and suspenseful. It is the perfect book to read by a fireplace, with a hot cup of chocolate. The genres of this book are cozy mystery, and mystery and suspense. The timeline for this story is set in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the events or characters. The author describes her colorful cast of characters as complex, complicated and some seem suspicious. Reading this book reminds me of the game “Clue”. It is a perfect “Who-Done-It Book, that I would highly recommend.
Many of the characters belong to the Jane Doe Book Club, who reads a book and discusses it. Lyla Moody especially loves the role of playing detective. Her proper Southern mother has to remind her of the proper ways she is expected to act, and her therapist dad is always there for her. One of her closet allies is her grandmother.
Lyla seems to have had an interesting cast of boyfriends. One ex-boyfriend is the Police Chief of the town she lives in. A suitcase with a body of her close friend is left at her door. Who could be responsible for her death. Lyla is determined to find out. There are clues, threats, warnings and danger. I look forward to reading more of Kate Young’s books in the future.