Title: Slayed on the Slopes
Author: Kate Dyer-Hernandez
Series: Pacific Northwest Mystery #2
Synopsis (from bn.com):
After talking her way into a job writing for Portland’s Northwest Extreme magazine, Meg Reed may now really be in over her head. Actually, about 8,000 feet over her head. . .
She’s at Mount Hood’s remote Silcox Hut, covering the the seriously hardcore Ridge Rangers— Oregon’s elite high-altitude rescue team—during their four-day winter training. Sure, Meg beefed up her outdoor skills over the summer . . . but she’s still hoping to cover the event with some hot chocolate by the cheery fireplace. Then, during a sudden blizzard, she swears she hears gunshots. No one stranded in the hut believes her . . . until self-absorbed Ridge Ranger Ben Rogers is found outside in a pool of frozen blood. Meg’s now got to find this killer quickly . . . before cabin fever does them all in!
My thoughts: If you have read my review of the first book in this series, Scene of the Climb, you know that I absolutely love this series and let’s face it, I’m reading the first 3 back to back – I can’t put them down.
Book #2 in the series takes us back to the beautiful Oregon scenery, Mount Hood, and the Columbia River Gorge in the middle of a winter storm as our dear main character Meg sets off to write a story about the Ridge Rangers – a rescue team. Needless to say, things don’t go as planned, a winter storm traps her and the Ridge Rangers in the Silcox Hut with yes – a dead body!
Again, I loved the descriptions of the beautiful scenery of the Pacific Northwest. It really makes this series for me – as a lifelong Midwesterner. I was so intrigued by the places this author writes about I looked them up and read up on some of the history of the area.
If you are a nature lover and a lover of great cozies – get yourself into this series. You won’t regret it.
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