Today I bring you TWO reviews on books from ONE great author, Morgan C. Talbot! First, I’ll review First to Find (Caching Out, #1), followed by Death Will Attend (Caching Out #2). Talbot’s series is based on Geocaching. I have never heard about geocaching, until now, and it’s seems fairly interesting. For those of you who don’t know what geocaching is, I’ll do my best to explain it. Quite simply, it is a search game in which GPS coordinates are posted on the internet. You follow those coordinates to find a particular object.
Margarita Williams escaped death at a young age, but its shadow has followed her all her life. Now, amidst the chaos of a new Australian roommate and mysterious, menacing neighbors, Death has set the puzzlemaker a puzzle of her own. Someone is killing her fellow geocachers, one by one.
Supersmeller Bindi Ryan left Australia to marry a man who abandoned her the minute her plane landed in Oregon. When thieves steal a local sculpture and a teenage friend is blamed, Bindi and her nose must prove him innocent and find the real culprits. But are she and Margarita working on two mysteries, or one?
If they can’t solve the final puzzle, the killer will strike one final, deadly blow. -Goodreads
First we meet Margarita. She is a veteran geocacher. Her roommate, Bindi, is from Australia, recently dumped by her fiancé. Life seems to be going fine until murders and a theft occur. Margarita becomes entwined into investigations of fellow geocachers that end up dead. She is determined to find out the mystery behind why these are occurring.
Bindi has a mystery of her own when a local statue is stolen from a public park and she sets out to figure out who took it. Both cases come together when Margarita finally figures out who the geocacher murderer is and the suspect, corners Bindi inside their home looking for a TB, or Travel Bug.
I loved the characters throughout this book. Each person had a unique role and a few led you to believe that he/she could be the suspect. The plot was well planned out and flowed beautifully from start to finish.
Love is a many murdered thing.
Three months after catching a killer, Margarita escapes to a historic hotel with Drew and Bindi for a Valentine’s weekend of geocaching. But during the love-themed costume ball, the CEO of a satellite navigation company keels over—and then his body vanishes.
As the weekend progresses, Margarita discovers threatening messages in the logbooks of local geocaches. Her attempts to unmask the blackmailer are thwarted by the last person she would have expected.
With a stubborn sheriff on the case, Margarita and Bindi must take matters into their own hands. But whether they’re chasing one killer or two, they have a problem: all their suspects seem to have solid alibis.
Between misunderstandings, outright lies, old secrets, and more than one corpse, it’s not Love in the air anymore. It’s Death.- Goodreads
This second book in the series was just as good, if not better, than the first. We meet up with Margarita, Bindi and Drew at a weekend getaway for cachers. It starts out with a costume party. Death isn’t far behind. Between mysterious accidents and a missing body, I was kept on my toes. The new characters brought into this story were a great fit. Much like the first book, I felt like I was going along the adventures with everyone. Talbot has a knack for giving great detail to each personality and location she writes about.
First to Find:
Death Will Attend: