A Willing Murder

A Willing Murder Review

New York Times bestselling romance author Jude Deveraux makes her debut in the world of mystery with a story of old secrets, deadly grudges and an improbable group of friends who are determined to uncover the truth regardless of the consequences…

Sara Medlar is a household name in romance, with millions of books sold. But lately, retirement has been boring her and she’s found herself back in her hometown of Lachlan, Florida, remodeling the grand old mansion she’d admired as a child. It’s much too big for her alone, but she’d die before letting anyone in town know that.

Then Sara’s niece Kate is offered a job in Lachlan—a start in what could be a very successful career in real estate. She accepts immediately, but with so little saved up, she’ll have to approach her estranged yet incredibly famous aunt for a place to stay while she gets herself settled. But when she arrives at Sara’s home, she finds she’s not the only long-term houseguest. Jackson Wyatt already has his own room, and though it’s impossible to deny his good looks and charm—he’s clearly got her aunt wrapped around his finger—she’s also never met anyone who irritates her quite like Jack does.

However, when two skeletons are accidentally uncovered in the quiet town, this unlikely trio is suddenly thrust together by a common goal: to solve a mystery everyone else seems eager to keep under wraps. United by a sense of justice and the desire to right old wrongs, Sara, Kate and Jack will have to dig into Lachlan’s murky past to unravel the small town’s dark secrets and work to bring the awful truth to light.

Title:A Willing Murder
Edition Language:English

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Becky

    I had a not-so-nice review typed up, but I’ve deleted it. Here’s the gist: I love OG Jude and am willing to forgive her many things as a result. I was almost on board with this story by the end, b...

  • Madison Warner Fairbanks

    A Willing Murder by Jude DeverauxA murder mystery story. First in a series.A fun read. Quirky character interaction. I actually loved how Sara, Jack and Kate bounce off each other. The three of them s...

  • Lesa

    I won't say bestselling romance author Jude Deveraux has written herself into her first mystery, but the wonderful Sara Medlar character sounds familiar. If you read Deveraux' website, she's living in...

  • Alicia Proctor

    3 Stars - what gives it 3 stars instead of 4? I did enjoy this novel - it was a quick read, there were not pockets of time where the story dragged, and god, I love the relationship between Sara, Kate,...

  • Rob Banks

    You can tell this author is usually a romance writer but she wrote a nice mystery. I thought I knew the murderer fairly early but there were some surprises at the end. It’s written with characters a...

  • Rebecca Kordesh

    This was a hard pass for me. Way too much in-story narration to explain away the plot points that didn't make sense and the very unrealistic things going on during a murder investigation. I was not en...

  • Susan

    While I was reading I wrote a list of my thoughts which is became a list of all the things I found wrong with this book. It includes everything from unnatural dialogue, baffling unfunny jokes, to fat/...

  • Sue

    Way too slow. It seemed like the entire plot hinged upon people not telling each other things. (view spoiler)[ The simple fact the Jack sat through multiple tellings of how Cheryl sexually assaulted h...

  • Kirsten

    Jude Deveraux, one of my favorite authors of historical (and some contemporary) romance, has decided to make a foray into the world of cozy mysteries. A Willing Murder has well thought out characters,...

  • Lara

    Well, it's not like her usual style of books at all. It was an OK mystery but I had pretty much figured out the mystery murderer ahead of time. No romance at all, which is odd for a Jude Deveraux book...