I received this book for free from Publisher/NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.A Geek Girl's Guide to Murder by Julie Anne Lindsey
Series: Geek Girl Mysteries #1
Also in this series: A Geek Girl's Guide to Arsenic
IT manager Mia Connors is up to her tortoiseshell glasses in technical drama when a glitch in the Horseshoe Falls email system disrupts security and sends errant messages to residents of the gated community. The snafu’s timing couldn’t be worse—Renaissance Faire season is in full swing and Mia’s family’s business relies on her presence.
Mia doesn’t have time to hunt down a computer hacker. Her best friend has disappeared, and she finds another of her friends murdered—in her office. When the hunky new head of Horseshoe Falls security identifies Mia as the prime suspect, her anxiety level registers on the Richter scale.
Eager to clear her name, Mia moves into action to locate her missing buddy and find out who killed their friend. But her quick tongue gets her into trouble with more than the new head of security. When Mia begins receiving threats, the killer makes it clear that he's closer than she’d ever imagined.
Solid mystery, needed more romantic resolution.
Thoughts on A Geek Girl’s Guide to Murder
Overall, I liked this book a lot. I liked Mia. I liked her off-beat family. I liked her geeky friends. Well, I liked one of her geeky friends. However, I feel like we were shortchanged on the romance. I’m HOPING it’s because this is book 1 of a series and we’ll get more resolution down the road because it felt like there was a lot of potential for steamy hook-ups and awesome romantic banter and it didn’t quite pan out.
That said, Mia’s life is a fun, fun place to visit. She gets to dress up in awesome costumes, has a family who might get a little snippy with her upon occasion but who ultimately support her, and do something she enjoys. Well, I don’t think she enjoyed the murder that popped up, but she works in IT because she’s good at it and she likes doing it.
Basically, Mia is a woman of many talents.
Fortunately, her talents come in handy as she works her way through the clues as to why and how her friend ended up dead in her office. She also has to prove her own innocence to Jake, which kinda sucks for her, but what can you do?
Solid, engaging, and fun, I just wish we’d been given a little more resolution on the romance end.