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Thursday, November 15, 2012

First To Find Blog Tour - Book Review + Giveaway: First To Find (Caching Out #1) by Morgan C. Talbot

Author: Morgan C. Talbot
Series: Caching Out
Number in Series: 1
Format: PDF
Release Date: October 22, 2012
Pages: 216
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing
Genre: Mystery/Suspense














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Synopsis from Goodreads


Death is the hardest puzzle to solve.

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.


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      Geocaching? What the hell is geocaching? That was the first question that popped in my head when I started this. But man, I am glad I found out about it. It is such an interesting hobby. It is actually a treasure hunt. People use cell phones/GPS to locate hidden containers that are called geocaches. First To Find (aka FTF-a term of when you are the first to find a cache) is about a woman named Margarita who is a geocacher (is that what they are called, I have no idea). One night she gets the coordinates to a cache from an anonymous member and stumbles on the body of a fellow friend. Margarita and others don't believe it is the accident some claim it to be. So it is up to Margarita and her best friend to find out who and what killed their friend.

      I had a blast with this book. It was such a fun read. This is a murder mystery I know I will be reading again. Margarita was a great lead character. She was a very clever woman. She knows how to create puzzles for the caches and she reads in between the lines. My favorite character though was Bindi. Bindi is Margarita's close friend and roommate. She has a condition (I say superpower). Her nose is extremely sensitive to smells, she can only handle so much and she knows people by their scents. But Bindi's sense of humor nearly killed me in this book. You never know what she will say next. If she were real, I would instantly become friends with her. Her and Margarita were quite the duo in this book. Very memorable characters.

      The story was a lot of fun to read. I was invested very quickly. By the end of the first chapter, I was at the edge of my seat. Graham's murder reveals so much about those around town. Everyone and no one had a reason to kill a sweet and nerdy 60-something year old man. I love that we also have a mystery about the missing statue. I love how Talbot adds in that plotline to the murder. I am so good at pinpointing who the bad guy is way before they are revealed. This book had me stumped.

      This book is just full of memorable characters and memorable scenes. First To Find is not your typical mystery read which made me love it more. Even if geocaching is brand new to you (like it is to me), you will love this story. And anyone who is a Doctor Who fan definitely deserves my stamp of approval (loved the jagrafess bit). This book just had all the right elements for me. It was exciting, suspenseful and funny. I can't wait for more. Highly recommended. 


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*This book belongs to the following challenges*
BCC's 100 Books In A Year Reading Challenge 2012
BCC's Mystery & Suspense Reading Challenege 2012

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About Morgan C. Talbot:

 
Morgan is an outdoorsy girl with a deep and abiding
love for the natural sciences. Her degrees involve
English and jujitsu. She enjoys hiking, camping, and
wandering in the woods looking for the trail to the
car, but there isn’t enough chocolate on the planet to
bribe her into rock climbing.

When she’s not writing, she can be found making
puzzles, getting lost on the way to geocaches,
reading stories to her children, or taking far too
many pictures of the same tree or rock.

She lives in Eastern Washington with her family.

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7 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for your enthusiastic participation in the blog tour for my novel! I'm glad you enjoyed learning about geocaching, and I'm entirely unsurprised that you loved Bindi the best. Everyone does!

    I'll consider it a feather in my cap that I managed to stump a mystery-lover like yourself, and one who's Whovian enough to spot my sci-fi Easter eggs, at that.

    Thank you again for your kind review!

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  2. I love that there is humor mixed in and that it isn't the your average mystery, there is something to keep the readers interested.

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  3. @Morgan Talbot You are so welcome hon. Thank you for having me. Bindi was awesome. She is impossible not to love LOL! You did indeed write a great mystery and thank you for the Doctor Who bits. I love that show so much LOL! Thank you so much for everything. I am so glad I stumbled on you :)

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  4. @Shannon Ro The humor was very nice. You will love the marital arts scene. Chloe killed me. Just amazing. It definitely kept me interested for sure. Thank you for the comment :)

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  5. "Death is the hardest puzzle to solve." - such a great line.

    FIRST TO FIND does look & sound amazing.

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  6. Thanks for the good review. I had this book on my to be read but was unsure. Now I know I will have to go get it and check it out.

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    1. Thank you and you are welcome. It is a great read, I hope you check it out soon. You will enjoy it a lot.

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