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Altered to Death–mysterious discoveries during a renovation

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Altered to Death

by Christina Freeburn

Altered to DeathAltered to Death is an enjoyable cozy mystery with a good plot and likable characters. I had lots of interruptions, but was always eager to return to the story. I did have to remind myself of various characters but that is more of a reflection on my memory than on the book itself.

I had read one other book in this series and I liked it, but I think Christina Freeburn’s writing has improved with this one. The plot was intricate with many possible pathways, but none seemed invented just to be deceptive; they were all realistic and tied in with other plot threads. There were surprises even after the mystery of an unidentified skeleton uncovered during a renovation was resolved. Tying the present mystery into the sudden disappearance of one of the town’s founding families made the tale even more interesting. If a decaying mansion, old diaries, secrets long hidden in an attic, and a possible secret passageway are intriguing to you, then you will enjoy Altered to Death.

I would like to extend my thanks to netgalley.com and to Henery Press for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 5/5

Category: General Fiction (Adult), Mystery

Notes: #6 in the Faith Hunter Scrap This Mystery Series, but works well as a standalone

Publication:   November 28, 2017—Henery Press

Memorable Lines:

Some believed that a spouse had to have known the evil the other one did. I hadn’t. I had no clue my then husband had murdered someone until I was arrested for it.

Attractive people were considered nice, smart, and good while unattractive people were often seen as mean, stupid, and evil.

Tonight had a bad memory attached to, but it was only a night, one moment in time and tomorrow would be different.


1 Comment

  1. Yes, I agree this book was much better than the earlier ones which I read.

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