Dearly Departed by HY Conrad was a Net Galley. It will be published by Kensington Books on 26 January 2016. It is a cozy mystery and the second book in the series.
Amy Abel runs a travel agency and she is trying to recover from the publicity surrounding her after a murder on a road rally trip (subject matter of the first book which I have not read). Amy us unique among cozy mystery protagonist’s, she isn’t a confident women. She second guesses herself a lot and is easily swayed by those around her.
Amy grows on you with time. She isn’t a character I immediately fell in love with but as the story progresses you realize that the average person would be gun shy too if they had discovered a body on the job. By the end of the book there was definite positive character growth.
Four stars out of five for a well crafted mystery with memorable characters.