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Confession Is Murder - Peg Cochran

I received a copy of this book from the publishers via Net Galley and this is my honest review.

 

Lucille Mazzarella is at work in her local church when out of the confessional tumbles her brother-in-law Joseph. She soon realises that he is dead and that he was murdered. With her loved ones implicated she decides to take matters into her own hands and investigate for herself.

 

I love a 'cozy' mystery and this has all the makings of such a book, it has the small town atmosphere, quirky characters and a 'gentle' murder. Lucille investigates in the haphazard way that most of the protagonists in cozy mysteries do when they are first starting out and the pacing of the story is quick and easy to read.

 

However sadly this book just wasn't for me. There are heavy religious references throughout the story and this I personally found off-putting. This is only down to my personal preferences however and the blurb should have given me a clue.