Friday, August 14, 2015

Review: "Murder at Cold Creek College" by Christa Nardi

About Christa Nardi

Christa Nardi is a new author of cozy mysteries. Murder at Cold Creek College is the first in what she hopes will be a series set in a small town in Virginia. She has a background in higher education and psychology, similar to the main character in the series, Sheridan Hendley.

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About the Book
Sheridan Hendley is a professor and psychologist, not a sleuth. When her colleague is murdered and her good friend becomes the prime suspect, her curiosity and logical mind have her putting pieces together. In small town Cold Creek it’s hard to have secrets. As Sheridan tries to connect all the people in Adam’s life, she finds that many women have a motive for Adam’s murder. When Sheridan's tires are slashed and then she is assaulted, it's clear someone is afraid she’s getting too close.

My Review

"Murder at Cold Creek College" is a 'who dunnit' at a small town college. A psychology professor is murdered and all staff, as well as many students are suspects. One of the suspects on the short list is Sheridan Hendley's best friend who she wants to prove innocent.

Sheridan is often thrown into situations beyond her control that cause her to become a prime target for the killer. Adam, the handsome state police detective, is on the job and very attracted to Sheridan. Things really heat up between these two.

This is a story I enjoyed, especially the many plot twists and turns that lead to a very satisfying ending. It is well-written with well-developed and likable characters. There are many characters but not overwhelming to the point where you get lost in the who is who.

The author appeared to either be knowledgeable in the day-to-day of college life or she researched it extremely well. I highly recommend "Murder at Cold Creek College" for an entertaining read. I look forward to reading the second book in the series, "Murder in the Arboretum" and have added it to my to-be-read list.

Get "Murder at Cold Creek College" here.

Next Five books and short stories on my reading list are:
When Darkness Breaks by Traci Sanders (Book of the Month moved up)
Deadly Secrets (Gavin Shawlens Thriller #1) by Gordon Bickerstaff (Book of the Month moved up)
What's In A Name? Tales from the Lost Horizon by Michael Eging
The Ruins on Stone Hill (Heroes of Ravenford Book 1) by F. P. Spirit
Finding Kate by Harmony Kent

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