I don't remember how I found this book. But, the author is from my hometown and sets the book there. She is a cop writing a police procedural. So, I figured I'd give her a try. I loved the book!
Since the setting attracted me to the book, I have to say Ms. Holt captures the town well. About the only thing she's missing is a reference to a popular local chain for slushies for us locals.
The mystery is solid. There was one "clue" that the main character didn't get at first, that I thought had bright red neon signs pointing at it, but other than that, it read like a mainstream novel.
The characters are quirky, and fun. They add the right amount of comedic relief.
I immediately read Credo's Legacy after finishing Credo's Hope. I loved it every bit as much as the first. Hopefully, there will be more to this series.
The novel is a police procedural, but it is the well written characters that pull you in. Whether the characters are friends, foes, or co-workers, they are all unique. They have flaws and strong points. They bring humor into an otherwise difficult "case."
The mystery aspects are solid, while it was pretty clear who bad guy was going to be, I didn't know for sure or why they did it until the end.
As someone who has read and re-read DeLancey’s online work, I have been eagerly awaiting the debut of The Caphenon . I bought the e-book the first second it was available to me. It did not disappoint. The Caphenon is an awesome book! And for once, I don’t have to add the caveat, “for a lesbian novel.” It is just awesome. And to a degree, it isn’t really a “lesbian novel.” Yes, two prominent characters are women in a relationship, but that isn’t the focus of the novel. To be fair, from reading the online version, that aspect is coming in future novels. But, this novel isn’t really about that relationship, it just happens to be there. I think it is also hard to call it a “Sci-Fi” novel. Again, if you like that sort of thing, and I do, it is in there. But it isn’t the focus of the book. It is the background for the story. I believe this book would appeal to both those that love Sci-Fi and those that don’t. Because, first and foremost, The Caphenon is about people. And it is about those people making the “right” choice between two bad options. These very human dilemmas are wrapped in a wonderfully developed world similar, but different from our own, that does indeed include space ships and a big battle or two. If you’ve read the Chronicles of Alsea online and that bit of fan fiction where DeLancey first introduced us to her world Alsea, you will recognize the major characters and a few bits here and there, but this is a marvelously developed original story that you will enjoy from start to finish. I am now eagerly anticipating the second novel…