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Dead Between the Lines (Devereaux Dime Store, Bk 3)
Dead Between the Lines - Devereaux Dime Store, Bk 3 Author:Denise Swanson Opening an old-fashioned five-and-dime shop in her small Missouri hometown has been a great change for Devereaux “Dev”Sinclair. But when she hosts a reading groupthere, she learns that bad writing can mean life or death. — To keep her new business in the black, Dev opens up her shop to local clubs. But in the fi... more »rst meeting of the Stepping Out Book Club, the speaker storms out after members attack his poetry’s sexism and scorn for small towns. Later that night, the poet’s body is found outside Dev’s store.
Dev can’t afford for the murder to close her down, so she does a little stepping out of her own to investigate, with help from her two sexy suitors, Dr. Noah Underwood and Deputy U.S. Marshal Jake Del Vecchio. But when the killer threatens Dev, they will have to use every trick in the book to solve the case before she becomes the final chapter in this murder mystery.…« less
As a devoted fan of her Scumble River series, I really want to like this series but every book---this one especially, I just cannot get past the ridiculous premise of the two men fighting over her. While she sounds like a fabulous friend I cannot believe that these two men are fighting over her. Her inability to choose one or the other just frustrates me; their POVs just made me dislike this (major) thread even more. I appear to be in the minority but this is what bothered me about the Scumble River series too!
I agree that the mystery was very good and I didn't figure out 'who dunnit' until it was revealed, so that is always a good thing. The characters are well drawn--really like Poppy and Boone, although they weren't in this one as much; and the pace of the mystery was fast and exciting. Hopefully the next one will resolve this issue and let a relationship move forward.