Monday, March 25, 2019

Book Review- Chutes And Ladder by Marc Jedel - Great Escapes Tour-Review/Giveaway

About the book 
Dead friend. Free fall. Girl Scouts. Can Uncle Marty untangle the mystery before things really get out of control?
Juggling a budding relationship, demanding job, and mischievous nieces, Marty Golden struggled to keep his head above water — even before his friend’s death. Trying his best to be a good boyfriend and fun uncle, Marty had his own ideas for the weekend until his cunning sister tricked him again.
Convinced his friend’s death was no accident, Marty tries to summon superhero powers but merely manages to bumble along as an amateur sleuth. When Marty’s cousin shows up, she wreaks havoc with his plans and pulls him into yet another mystery.
As threats blossom, Marty doubles down now that his family’s involved. Besides, it’s poor manners to let your friend’s death go unsolved.
Can Marty figure out what happened before a killer, or his imagination, gets to him?
Chutes and Ladder is the second novel in a refreshingly modern mystery series set in Silicon Valley. If you like clever humor and wacky side characters, you’ll love this twisty mystery.
And I thought 
This is a fun and funny series that litterally takes you on a humorous ride!  The story/series centers around Marty who works for a car service called Rover. (a high tech Taxi)

Chutes and Ladder  is book 2 but it is written as a standalone.  The author weaves the story well and the reader has no problem stepping in at book 2. 

The main character Marty is a bit of a 'mess' an engineer that has 
a bit of Sherlock Holmes in him.  But he's a little more Barnie Fife. (the old Andy Griffith show.  If your old school you'll get it)  He's kind of a stumble bum but with the help of a police detective that just tolerates his investigating and his co-worker
Raj who I just love he manages to figure out the crime(s) and who did it.  

Chutes and Ladder is the 2nd book in the series.  All the characters from book 1 reappear in book 2 making me think they are all a continued part of the series. 

The author hinted at book 3 at the end.  

This is a fun series and I am looking forward to the next one!  

I author provided a complimentary copy. 
My review will appear on Amazon and Good Reads. 

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