First Degree Mudder by Kate Dyer-Seeley
# of Pages: 307
Overall Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Do I recommend this book?
No, not really. I really only recommend the first book in the series.
Ratings (out of 10):
Plot development: 6
Ease of Reading: 10
Summary from Goodreads:
When a mud marathon champion bites the dust, Meg Reed has to go the distance to make sure a killer comes clean . . .
Back home in Portland, Oregon, Meg is ready to take her career as an outdoor writer for Extreme magazine to the next level. Lesser journalists sling mud—Meg plans to run through it. To train hard for Mud, Sweat & Beers, an extreme 5K mud run, she’s signed on with the Mind Over Mudder team, run by ten-time mud marathon champ—and former drill sergeant—Billy the Tank. But when Meg finds her tenacious trainer dead in the locker room, she has a sinking feeling someone may have been pushed too far. Digging through the hidden secrets at Mind Over Mudder is a dirty job, but somebody’s got to do it. Meg will have to tread carefully, though—or she may soon be running for her life . . .
My Opinion (SPOILER FREE):
This book was a little bit better than the third book in this series, which was my least favorite one, but still not fantastic.
The murder in this book was more interesting than the others, but the murder didn’t really seem to be the main part of this book. I mean, it’s supposed to be a murder mystery, but this book focused a lot on a lot of side things. That disappointed me, because this was one of the murders that I enjoyed more.
I am so over the murder investigation with Meg’s dad. It’s been a small part of every book in the series now, and it really needs to stop. It’s time to wrap up this series for sure.
A lot of the other things I didn’t like where the same as the other books, so you guys can read my other reviews if you’re interested in those things.
I thought this was going to be the last book in this series, but turns out there’s going to be more. I don’t know how the author has kept this series going for so long. Usually you don’t see murder mystery series. It’s usually just one and done. The author must be very attached to her characters, lol.