Welcome to Lovely
The Lovely Mystery Series, #1
by Candace Clark
Publication Date: February 23rd 2016
Genre: Romance, Mystery & Suspense, Cozy Mystery
The Book Junkie Reads . . . Review
of Welcome to Lovely The Lovely Mystery Series, #1 . . .
Small town with big city problems. Murder comes to Small Town USA. Lovely has the simple life down to a science with its Mom & Pop's businesses and everyone knows you name. The quiet simple life was in full effect. That is until murder one comes town with a second one in tow.
Daniel, a big city detective, and Samantha, the local news girl, have much on there hands to make it to the end of this mystery. There was romance but simple. The mystery was what sucked me in with the host of interesting characters, clues, and misdirection.
Clark's work is new to me but this was a good job in keeping me on my toes working to find the culprit and still enjoy the romance between Daniel and Samantha.
**This ARC was provided via NK Author Services in exchange for an honest review.**
Discover what evil lurks in the shadows as Samantha Roberts puts her life in danger, and their love on the line, helping Detective Daniel Drake unravel this mystery..... WELCOME TO LOVELY.
Lovely is a charming place tucked deep in the Appalachian Mountains. One hot August morning the sleepy little town awakens to the horrific murder of the beautiful, yet troubled, Emily Teller. The killing doesn’t stop with her.
Putting newly appointed Detective Daniel Drake to the test, the Lovely murders, call into question his promotion, and push his relationship with local television reporter Samantha Roberts to the limits. Nothing is more important to Daniel than catching the killer tormenting his town. At least, that's what he thinks.
For Samantha Roberts, the Lovely murders are the breaking news story she thought she wanted. An opportunity that could propel her career to the next level, but that would mean leaving Lovely and Daniel behind. Are the murders the wish that becomes a curse?
While Samantha and Daniel struggle to deal with their professional demons, Lovely’s time as a safe, innocent, small town fades into the hills that protect it from the outside world.
Candace Clark was born in Ashland, Kentucky, the youngest of three children. After growing up in the small Eastern Kentucky town, Inez, her family moved to Central Kentucky where she finished high school and attended her first two years of college at Transylvania University. Transferring to Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia set Candace on a path that would change her life. Over the course of ten years, she graduated, moved to New York City, attended Parsons School of Design and found her creative voice.
After years of studying design and photography, she finally took to the page unleashing the ramblings of stories, characters, and scenes trapped in her mind. Finding inspiration in reading romance, mystery and suspense novels, she draws inspiration from many sources. When not typing away at her computer, she can be found cooking up some recipe she has undoubtedly altered to suit her family's food sensitivities, crafting with her daughter, or enjoying a peaceful evening with her partner on their secluded farm in Central Kentucky.
While writing is her passion, her family always comes first. An avid reader, budding blogger and hell of an editor, her daughter is a great help with every story. As in most great love stories her partner, Billy is more than just a supporter, he is a contributor of ideas, plot lines, characters, and one hell of a dialogue whisper, without whom the worlds in her novels would not be the same.