Author: Lorena McCourtney
www.lorenamccourtney.com

Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos

Lorena McCourtney serves up a light and mildly entertaining murder mystery in Your Chariot Awaits. Andi McConnell is the somewhat reluctant sleuth—forced to delve into the circumstances that placed a dead body in the trunk of her newly acquired limousine, as she is fast becoming a prime suspect. The death was ruled a result of foul-play and Andi McConnell moves to take matters in her own hands to clear her name.

The story reads like the adventures of a sixty year old Nancy Drew and to a degree it works. Characters are pleasant enough but are slightly one-dimensional. Andi McConnell is rightly the most developed as the main character, and has a delightful personality; however, the predicament she finds herself in isn’t compelling enough despite the fact that the outcome or solution may directly affect her. I still found Andi’s introspective musings insightful, endearing and real; she is certainly likeable. True mystery lovers might not want to look to this one to keep them on the edge of their seat but it manages to classify as a fun summer read.

Anne Holmes Boomer-in-Chief of NABBW
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