Slayed On The SlopesSlayed On The Slopes by Kate Dyer-Seeley is the second book in the Th“Pacific Northwest” mystery series. Publisher: Kensington, March 2015

After talking her way into a job writing for Portland’s Northwest Extreme magazine, Meg Reed may now really be in over her head. Actually, about 8,000 feet over her head. . .

She’s at Mount Hood’s remote Silcox Hut, covering the seriously hardcore Ridge Rangers– Oregon’s elite high-altitude rescue team–during their four-day winter training. Sure, Meg beefed up her outdoor skills over the summer . . . but she’s still hoping to cover the event with some hot chocolate by the cheery fireplace. Then, during a sudden blizzard, she swears she hears gunshots. No one stranded in the hut believes her . . . until self-absorbed Ridge Ranger Ben Rogers is found outside in a pool of frozen blood. Meg’s now got to find this killer quickly . . . before cabin fever does them all in!

I like it. The mystery kept me busy trying to figure out what was going on and the identity of the killer. I love the pace of this drama and the ease in which each scene was depicted with a clue here or there that culminated in creating an exciting whodunit that was engaging and entertaining. The author did a great job in setting up this tale with a bevy of suspects and twisty turns that propelled me to quickly finish this that ended with a strong showing. This was a good read and I look forward to more outdoor exploits with Meg and her friends.

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