Mystery Monday: Croak

Croak by Gina Damico

Croak by Gina Damico

Although not a traditional mystery, this book contains many elements of a classic mystery story.  Lex used to be a model daughter, sister and student; however, a few years ago, she became angry and lashed out at others. Her parents do not know how to help her, so they send Lex to spend the summer with her uncle. Once she arrives at her uncle's home, she discovers that her uncle is a reaper who guides souls into the afterlife and that she herself is a reaper.

Lex excels in her new duties and begins to make friends. When it appears that a reaper might be taking lives rather than just guiding souls, others suspect Lex as most of the deaths occurred after Lex arrived. Lex starts her own investigation to clear her name.

There is mystery, supernatural and a light romance in this story. Lex is a strong character who can rescue herself. The supporting characters each have unique characteristics that made them interesting to read about. 

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