First To Find by Morgan C. Talbot
Death is the hardest puzzle to solve.
Margarita Williams escaped death at
a young age, but its shadow has followed her all her life. Now, amidst the chaos
of a new Australian roommate and mysterious, menacing neighbors, Death has set
the puzzlemaker a puzzle of her own. Someone is killing her fellow geocachers,
one by one.
Supersmeller Bindi Ryan left Australia to marry a man who
abandoned her the minute her plane landed in Oregon. When thieves steal a local
sculpture and a teenage friend is blamed, Bindi and her nose must prove him
innocent and find the real culprits. But are she and Margarita working on two
mysteries, or one?
If they can’t solve the final puzzle, the killer will
strike one final, deadly blow.
I enjoyed this story. I was not familiar at all with the practice of geocaching before reading this book. After reading it, I think it could be a very fun and interesting hobby. That being said, someone who is already familiar with, interested in, or participates in geocaching may enjoy it even more than I did.
I loved all the puzzles in play in the story, and how Margarita used her skills and Bindi used her uncanny sense of smell to solve them. Not that her exceptional abilities with her nose didn't cause her troubles and also set the scene for some comedic moments.
I especially liked the fact that Margarita could defend herself, strong in mind and body. It was an interesting journey watching her overcome her fear that death would take anyone she cares about and learn to take a chance on love again, all while she tried to solve multiple murders before the local law officers could.
I would recommend this book.
I was given an ARC of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
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