In Truth About Love & Murder by Edie Ramer we get one heck of a story. I was a little nervous to read it at first since there is a storyline with a character fighting cancer. However, the way it was written was fantastic. We read about Julie, who is dying of cancer and her best friend, Meg, who is guardian of Julie’s son Ollie and then we have Julie’s brother, Easy, who is co-guardian of Ollie. Bring all those people together, add in homeless veterans that are being killed off and you get love and murder.
Ramer has such a unique voice in her stories. Meg’s personality caught me off guard at first but I grew to like her boldness and how she didn’t hold back. It was a bit refreshing to see that type of strength in a heroine. As for Easy, he was a lot more vulnerable for a hero than I am used to as well, which was also quite interesting to read about. Ollie added such a fun aspect to the book. His innocence to what is going on around him helped lighten the mood in several scenes. Julie was amazing. She was fighting for her life and yet she was so focused on her brother, friend and son. She was an inspiration.
Each of the characters including one homeless vet named Jeff had their on internal struggle that fit into the plot line seamlessly. I was very impressed how Ramer was able to connect all of these story lines, maintain the pacing and engage you into character’s life. If you enjoy a good mystery, heartwarming friendship and refreshing romance that doesn’t follow the rules, I recommend you give Truth About Love & Murder a try.
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About the Book:
Title: Truth About Love & Murder (Love & Murder, #1)
Author: Edie Ramer
Release Date: July 20, 2015
Category: Romantic Suspense/Mystery
Source: ARC received from Author
The truth is that life is uncertain.
Meg Quinn hasn’t been to war, but her father has, and it changed their lives for the worse — and for the better. Now she has a sharp tongue and a mind to match … and she doesn’t trust easily. The best person she knows is losing a fight with death, and Meg is guardian of her friend’s seven-year-old son.
Easy MacLean, the co-guardian, is Meg’s dying friend’s brother. The former Marine has been hibernating in his Colorado mountain home, and Meg lets him know that he needs to be by his sister’s side in Milwaukee now.
Easy is attracted to his sister’s clever friend, but life gets complicated when he gets involved in a search for a missing veteran. After living alone with his rescue dog for so long, Easy and his dog are now sharing a home with a beautiful woman, a boy, and a cat. Even as he watches his sister die a little each day, he’s finding out the truth about life and love … and murder.