Series: Saints Mystery #1
Published by Little Spot for Stories on May 8, 2013
Genres/Lists: Fiction, Mystery/Thriller
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When it comes to novellas, I’m pretty inexperienced. They are such an odd length – not a book but not a short story – and I usually find them lacking. But when Rebecca at Love at First Book (her review is here) recommended this one, I was intrigued. Then it was free on Amazon, so I figured I’d give it a go.
To Murder a Saint (a Louisiana saint, that is) by Nicole Loughan follows young twenty-something Fanchon after the murder of her childhood friend, Josephine. Hailing from the backwater bayou of Louisiana, the two beautiful and inexperienced girls moved to the big apple to pursue their dreams. Unfortunately, Josephine’s murder comes shortly after their relocation and sets in motion a quest to find the killer.
Set in both the city and the deep bayou the girls group up on (requiring airboats), Fanchon helps a big city detective while facing her past and her uncertain future. The first in a series, To Murder a Saint is a quick read that can easily be finished in one sitting. It has some hiccups and a few pieces that didn’t connect, but the overall story is interesting and worth an hour of your time.