Scene of the Climb by Kate Dyer-Seeley {Jenna’s Review}

Posted 2 July, 2014 by Jenna / 4 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Scene of the Climb by Kate Dyer-Seeley {Jenna’s Review}Scene of the Climb by Kate Dyer-Seeley
Series: Pacific Northwest Mystery #1
Genres: Fiction, Mystery & Detective, Women Sleuths
Pages: 299
Format: Paperback
Source: Author

Portland, Oregon, is the perfect fit for someone like Meg Reed. It's a city with a small town feel, where she can crash on the couch of her best friend Jill, now that she's graduated from journalism school. . .

But a girl needs a job, so Meg bluffs her way into writing for Northwest Extreme magazine, passing herself off to editor-in-chief Greg Dixon as an outdoor adventure enthusiast. Never mind that Meg's idea of sport is climbing onto the couch without spilling her latte. So when she finds herself clawing to the top of Angel's Rest--a two-thousand-foot peak--to cover the latest challenge in a reality TV adventure show, she can't imagine feeling more terrified. Until she witnesses a body plummet off the side of the cliff. Now Meg has a murder to investigate. And if the climbing doesn't kill her, a murderer just might. . .

Outstanding debut in new cozy series

My Thoughts

I have to say, I’m with Meg Reed on this one. Outdoor gear is super cute and, if I had a related expense account and I could deck out in awesome duds, kicks,and accessories, I’d totally do it. But, as far as climbing mountains, hiking to soaring summits, and rappelling down rock faces, I think I’ll be a spectator, thanks. (A dressed-to-the-nines spectator!)

Kate Dyer-Seeley’s debut in the new Pacific Northwest mystery series is outstanding – like Meg’s pink outfits on a green hiking trail. Meg is spunky and sympathetic, a very likable leading lady. She narrates her story with wit and humorous pessimism.

Meg Reed is a recent college graduate with a degree in journalism and a self-imposed set of big shoes to fill: her late father’s. She’s staying with her best friend Jill while searching for a job and healing from the sudden loss of her father. An embarrassing slip and fall in front of a handsome stranger leads to a dream job offer. Now Meg simply needs to live up to the hype she’s spun on her own behalf!

In Scene of the Climb, Kate Dyer-Seeley spins a sticky web of suspense, suspects, and high-stakes secrets. She sets a beautifully scenic backdrop for her story, even including a cliff-hanging ending that perfectly sets us readers up for Book Two. (There are also adventure tips and a Pacific Northwest tour itinerary so you can see the places described in the book!) I’ll certainly be at the front of the line when it comes out. Waiting – very impatiently, I might add – for some romance between Megs and Matt!

My thanks to Kate Dyer-Seeley for graciously providing a copy of Scene of the Climb in exchange for an honest review.

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4 Responses to “Scene of the Climb by Kate Dyer-Seeley {Jenna’s Review}”

  1. I love when cozies have punny titles. And, yeah, I’m all over cute gear and accessories. Unfortunately, I’m afraid I’d wind up at the bottom of a ravine somewhere. Not the most coordinated of folks.

  2. This sounds really cute . . . kind of like outdoor gear, LOL. And while I’m not much for epic hikes, those other things–mountain climbing, rappelling, spelunking . . . those are pretty awesome. You should try it some time. If you get out there, and can’t do it, you can always be a belay bunny in your new gear ;)

  3. I really need to jump on the cozy mystery bandwagon already! Every time I read a review for a book in this genre I want to add it to my TBR pile. I’m an outdoor-sy person, and this one sounds right up my alley. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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