Murder with a Twist by Allyson K. Abbott is the second book in the “Mack’s Bar” mystery series. Publisher: Kensington, August 2014
The regulars at Mack’s Bar love putting their heads together to solve a good mystery. But Mack is learning there’s a big difference between barroom brain teasers and real-life murder…Milwaukee bar owner Mackenzie “Mack” Dalton has a unique neurological condition that gives her extra perceptive senses, and police detective Duncan Albright is convinced Mack’s abilities can be used to help catch crooks. Mack may be at pro at mixing drinks, but she’s still an amateur when it comes to solving crimes – and she’s not sure she should mix business with pleasure by working with a man who stirs up such strong feelings in her. At her first crime scene – a suspicious suicide – she experiences a heady cocktail of mixed sensations and emotions that make her question whether police work is right for her. But when Duncan asks her to help find a kidnapped child, she knows she has to give it a shot.
This was very enjoyable read. It definitely was a murder with a twist, especially when the murder case turned a corner and I immediately knew an underlining hand was behind the disappearance and murder, which came to a head when it all played out. The author did a great job delivering an exciting and engaging whodunit that entertained me from beginning to end. Overall, this was a wonderful book, but the ending left me a bit disappointed and sad and I hope the one story arc gets back on track in the next book.