Killer Christmas - Harper Lin

Reading Challenge Category: Christmas Book

Official Blurb:

After breaking up with hunky movie star Nick Doyle, superstar singer Emma Wild returns to her hometown for Christmas to get away from it all. In Hartfield, a small town in Ontario, Canada, she gets caught up in a murder case after a fan's drink is poisoned at the Chocoholic Cafe, owned by Emma's sister Mirabelle.
Who is the killer and was the drink originally intended for Emma? To add to the chaos, Sterling Matthews is the detective on the case. He'd shattered her heart nine years ago and inspired all her hit singles, but now they must work together to find the murderer before the murderer finds Emma.

My Thoughts:

I enjoyed the one other Harper Lin book that I read earlier this year, so I wanted to see if it was a fluke and what her other books were like.
I was in the mood for a crime novel as well as a Christmas book, so this fit the bill perfectly. It is a very light-hearted read, and most of the events occurring aren’t to be taken very seriously. Emma, a famous singer, retreats to her hometown for Christmas after a bad break-up. She emerges herself in everything that is comfort food, including a lovely hot chocolate from her sister’s cafe. However, a murder occurs right in front of her eyes, was she the intended victim or was she just in the wrong place at the wrong time?
Emma is slightly annoying as she starts to get involved in the investigation, even to the point when she could have tampered with the main suspect. Getting them to admit their guilt would surely be admissible in court? Anyway, like I say it is a laid-back story that can’t be taken to heart. It is a short novel, at only 130 pages, which I knew going into it. What I didn’t realise is that it would end on a cliffhanger and I’d have to read the rest of the series to get the whole story. This is slightly annoying, I don’t mind reading sets, but I like to be warned if I am going to have to give more time than I realised. For this reason, it is only getting three stars other than the four it would have received for being somewhat enjoyable.

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Killer Christmas
by Harper Lin
Date Started
27th November 2019
Date Finished
27th November 2019
Rating
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