Sunday, May 21, 2023

The Bride Wore White - Burning Cove #7

The Bride Wore White is the seventh book in the historical Burning Cove paranormal mysteries by Amanda Quick. Released 2nd May 2023 by Penguin Random House on their Berkley imprint, it's 320 pages and is available in hardcover, audio, and ebook formats. It's worth noting that the ebook format has a handy interactive table of contents as well as interactive links. I've really become enamored of ebooks with interactive formats lately.

This is a character driven paranormal mystery with very tenuous tie-ins to characters in some of the other books. Since they don't follow on from one another, it can be read as a standalone without losing continuity. The series format focuses each book's plot around a couple and their romance and unraveling a mystery, in this case, solving a psychically motivated murder and revenge plot against the protagonist, Prudence, who keeps having to reinvent herself to escape each new attempt.

The plotting and writing are above average, the mystery is straightforward, and the solution inevitable, but otherwise an above average read for lovers of historical romance/mystery with a paranormal element. The dialogue is uneven, but nothing egregious (some minor anachronisms and occasionally overwrought passages, but otherwise fine). 

Three and a half stars. Diverting and worth a look for fans of paranormal mystery/romance.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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