Author: Beverly Connor
Book Name: One Grave Too Many
Series: Diane Fallon Forensic Investigation
Blurb: With spot-on details, a smart new voice, and ingenious plot twists, Beverly Connor has been compared to the hottest crime writers on the scene. Now, she ratchets up the suspense with a brand new series featuring one of today’s most cunning and complex sleuths: forensic anthropologist Diane Fallon. Her new job as director of the RiverTrail Museum of Natural History in Georgia takes Diane out of the game-until a former love and a murdered family bring her back in.
Review: I thought this was excellent. I guess I’m a little surprised by that because it does have some elements of things being just a bit too coincidental or moments of “that would never actually happen”, but as a whole this was just a story that worked all the way around and was incredibly entertaining.
When I read a suspense/crime/mystery type of story, I want the main characters to be smart enough to work through everything and figure it it out, either on their own through hard work, or with the help of other characters. That is what this is all about, from top to bottom. Diane is that incredibly smart character that is well rounded, but doesn’t know everything all by herself. She does ask for help when it is needed.
There was a whole lot going on in this with a couple of bigger plot lines running side by side through this story. I’m not sure if all the books in this series are going to be that full or if this was more because this is the first book in the series and a lot of ground work needed to be put in place for how it is going to play out from here on in. Either way, both lines were fully developed and fleshed out. Each one was given all the attention it needed to be complete story lines. It is such a shock to read a book that has more than one line running where I didn’t feel like anything was lacking from any of the lines. It was all just beautifully executed.
Knowing how well I liked this one, I have some seriously high hopes for the next book in the series because this is exactly what I was looking for in this type of book and I’m hoping the next one is just as good.