Scene of the Climb

Scene of the Climb (Pacific Northwest #1)

Scene of the Climb by Kate Dyer-Seeley

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Summary from Goodreads: Portland, Oregon, is the perfect fit for someone like Meg Reed. It’s a city with a small town feel, where she can crash on the couch of her best friend Jill, now that she’s graduated from journalism school. . .

But a girl needs a job, so Meg bluffs her way into writing for Northwest Extreme magazine, passing herself off to editor-in-chief Greg Dixon as an outdoor adventure enthusiast. Never mind that Meg’s idea of sport is climbing onto the couch without spilling her latte. So when she finds herself clawing to the top of Angel’s Rest–a two-thousand-foot peak–to cover the latest challenge in a reality TV adventure show, she can’t imagine feeling more terrified. Until she witnesses a body plummet off the side of the cliff. Now Meg has a murder to investigate. And if the climbing doesn’t kill her, a murderer just might. . .

My Opinion (spoiler free): I didn’t really know what to expect going into this book, but it was definitely better than I thought it would be. This book was actually pretty good, but it also wasn’t like the best mystery I’ve ever read.

I really liked the main character, Meg. She was funny and I enjoyed following her around on her journey in this story.

The whole plot of the story was a little boring to me, but it wasn’t bad. I just wasn’t really into the murder. It wasn’t as exciting as I thought it could’ve been.

Some of the things that happened in this were also kind of predictable, but the one thing that wasn’t predictable was who the murderer was. I kept guessing and I had so many crazy theories just like Meg, but in the end when the murderer was revealed I was surprised. And I really liked that, because I hate it when the murderer is obvious from the very beginning. This one wasn’t obvious.

I also really appreciated the ending. I was afraid this book wasn’t going to end in a good way and then I wouldn’t have wanted to pick up the sequel. But this book had a good ending, and I’m excited to read the sequel.

Overall this book was pretty good, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to read a light, easy mystery.

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