Monday, June 4, 2018

Review: See Her Run by Peggy Townsend

Kerry Hammond loves reading new authors and today she’s here to talk about new-to-her author Peggy Townsend.

See Her Run by Peggy Townsend was released on June 1 from publisher Thomas & Mercer. It’s the first book in a series featuring Aloa Snow, a former journalist with a checkered past. Townsend was an award winning newspaper reporter before she became a novelist, covering a variety of stories that have even included serial killers. Her pre-author background intrigued me and I was eager to start the Aloa Snow series at book one.

In See Her Run, Snow, a former Los Angeles Times Reporter, is given the opportunity to write the real story behind the death of Hayley Poole, a well-known athlete who was found in the dessert under suspicious circumstances. The reason this opportunity is so important is because Snow’s career took a nosedive when she cut corners on a previous piece and was fired and subsequently ostracized from the reporting community. Her interest in the story might be because she wants to clear her name, or because she needs the money, or to find out the truth. But the truth is, it’s really all three…and a then some.

Snow is a multifaceted and intriguing character. She felt new and different, unlike any character I have come across. She has some issues she needs to work through and I found this not only human, but very real. Kudos to the author for providing a fresh and interesting protagonist. In that same vein, supporting characters are extremely important; they can make or break a story. Snow’s band of misfits who help her investigate are wonderful. They were quirky enough to be entertaining but not too much as to be over the top. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to more in the series.

This book was provided to Mystery Playground by the publisher. The review was fair and completely independent. 

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