Take the Body and Run : Jada Ryker

book-cover-jada-rykerTake the Body and Run by Jada Ryker

Publisher: Kindle Press

Publication Date: September 2016


~*~  2016 Kindle Scout Winner ~*~

Macey’s first day in the college employee relations department ends with a knife at her throat.

Macey is certain things can’t get any worse. She’s wrong. An angry employee vows to put her on an online hit list. When he turns up dead, she’s a suspect–and on the hit list.

To keep her secrets and her life, Macey partners with two unexpected allies who cause her pulse to race with steamy attraction–and exasperating annoyance. Vince, a handsome, driven lawman, digs up more than just clues to the brutal murder. Brett, a fun-loving pathologist with a deadly sense of humor, drives everyone crazy with his fart machine-will travel. Macey’s supersized black cat Wikket, possessing courage, curiosity, and crankiness in equal portions, assists in his own grumpy, feline fashion, golden eyes open and claws extended.


*I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review

Macey just started her job as the Employee Relations director at a university. Her first day on the job is as bad as first days go, and the rest of the week is even worse. Macey is threatened, people die, and her work atmosphere is not as cozy as it should be. As if things aren’t already bad enough, Macey seems to have secrets of her own.

Take the Body and Run is one of those books that have a lot going on. Murder. Crazy characters. Salty workmates. Secrets. The saving grace for Macey’s story is the fact that all these elements are portrayed well, and in an interesting way. That being said, I still ended up feeling like too much was happening at once. For all the drama that went on, I expected a faster paced story.

Generally, I think the best element of this book is the dialogue. It didn’t read as too unrealistic and I liked the bickering between the characters.

In a nutshell, Take the Body and Run has potential to impress. Sadly, it just didn’t hit the right notes for me.




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