Brooms & Tombs

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Halloween is only fun when the dead are just pretending….

Paislee Grimes’s quaint Connecticut town doesn’t mess around when it comes to holidays – and her family takes Halloween even more seriously than most.

But this year, something is very wrong on their once-quiet streets. Bodies are piling up, and Paislee is desperate to piece together clues that point to a killer with a connection to a recent not-quite-solved murder – and a connection to Paislee herself.

Time is running out as the killer drags more Pine Grove residents into a twisted game, and the cryptic pieces of this dark puzzle seem to be circling closer and closer to Paislee and her friends.

But no one threatens the town Paislee loves and gets away with it – and she and her friends won’t rest until the corpses are purely decorative.

This time, it’s personal.

Book 2 in the Bones & Drones Series

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4 reviews for Brooms & Tombs

  1. Julie Howard

    I did enjoy this but it is book two in the series and you really need to have read the first book. I have listened to it but it was a while ago and I struggled to follow along with this one because a lot that happened took part in the first book and wasn’t explained in this one. So going back to listen to the first book and then this book again. As I said I did enjoy it but I think I need to get the next book to explain what it going on or to find the conclusion. The characters are good and I found them entertaining. Loved the sound of the street decoration/party and it made you want to visit the street just to get peek. The mystery was good, what was explained, and it did have a number of twist to keep you guessing. It just left me thinking well okay then, this won’t put me off getting next book.
    Paislee and her family are preparing for the Halloween season by getting there backyard really for the the annual competition, when three teenage boys go missing before the big game. Then one of them turns up painted like a skeleton and left for dead on Paislee’s gravestone. What happened to the other two boys? And who killed him? Paislee and her friends keep finding clues all over town but can they piece them together before another body is found? Another boy is found in a mock crash scene and Paislee fights hard to keep him alive but is it at her own expense? Because what ever is going on seems personal and the target is Paislee herself.
    I liked the narrator and thought she did a really good job with all the voices, from the teenagers to the adults all sounded good.
    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request from audiobooksunleashed and have voluntarily left this review.

  2. Rosemary HUGHES

    Although the previous episode reveals a murderer, they also revealed that were being paid by someone. That person is manipulating things that are making the players in the local high school to turn up appearing dead.
    There’s more to that situation, but the best idea is to read the author’s rendition of the tale, rather than my inadequate synapses.

  3. Catrina P

    A bit unbelievable that high school students would be taking the lead on solving the cases, and the adults don’t seem to be very involved. Ignore that fact and you have a decent cozy mystery.

    Paislee seems to be the target as the bodies pile up and the clues point her way. K. A. Goodsell does a great job of keeping you guessing with the twists and turns.

    Overall, Carrie Coello does a decent job with the narration. Her performance fits with how I imagined the characters sounding.

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

  4. Laura

    I received this book for free. I am voluntarily posting this review and any opinions expressed herein are my own.

    This is the second book in the Bones and Drones series. It is not a standalone and it does have a cliffhanger ending. This book is a continuation of book 1 and if you do not start there, you will be lost. The author does provide a few quick summaries of events from book 1 but not enough that a reader will be able to just dive in at this point.

    This is a YA book and the MC character Paislee is solving a murder mystery – and the adults are really not that involved. I really like Paislee’s quirky character and she is into a lot of odd things for a young girl [forensic facial reconstruction and historical research]. Paislee’s family dynamic is fun and realistic. Plus there is some nice humor sprinkled throughout.

    The narrator, Carrie Coello, is the same throughout the series and does a nice job. There were a few repeat phrases or sentences which were not caught during quality control.

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