Alexa Hartfield. Author, local celebrity, fashion connoisseur. She chose Fairbury for its close proximity to Rockland, its small town atmosphere, and its low crime rate.
Then someone made her life a literary cliché. A mysterious accident with a light bulb sparked an interesting idea for her latest novel—and for Fairbury’s new serial killer. The first replication infuriated her. The second left an even worse taste in her mouth. The third blasted more than her self-confidence, and the fourth beat her down so far she’s considering giving up writing completely.
Who is killing Fairbury’s citizens, and furthermore, why and how are they using her novels to do it? (from Goodreads)
My Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Is there a way to sue for sleep loss? This book was too good, too suspenseful, and too intriguing for me to stop reading, and I must protest by reading the rest of the series. 😤😉
Only Chautona Havig could take a quirky, unique character living every author’s secret dream and imbue it with such deep themes while making it still quite fun. My heart broke as each new layer of Alexa’s backstory and complicated relationships was revealed. I enjoyed the detailed fashion and writing moments, everything about Joe, and how open-hearted Alexa was despite people’s opinions of her.
The mystery was both haunting and fascinating (hence the stolen sleep), and there was one moment that really, really shocked me.
I’m not usually one for series, but I’m hoping to try the other books in this one. 😉
CW: stalking, child neglect, chronic illness, negative family interactions, infertility and a hard backstory to it. Murders happen throughout the book in various ways, including an explosion, but with no graphic details.
4 thoughts on “Manuscript for Murder by Chautona Havig // Review”
You and your sister (Perry) have gotten me hooked on Chatona. She would occasionally comment on Perry’s FB. Curiosity led me to reading her stuff on my Amazon Kindle unlimited. Needless to say, I will be reading this one and enjoying yet another quirky character.
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Aw, that’s awesome! I’m so glad you’ve discovered her books. 😉 If you haven’t read the Meddlin’ Madeline series, I really enjoy that one too.
I love Chautona Havig’s books! This series is my favorite! You really should read them, I doubt you will be disappointed. 🙂
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Ooo, good to know! I’ll have to report back when I do. 😉