Friday, March 10, 2023

Book Review for On the Sly by Wendy L. Koenig


Synopsis (from Amazon):

Sylvia Wilson, a bar owner in St. Louis, Missouri, arrives at work to discover the body of an ex-police officer in her locked bar. The police focus on her as their primary suspect, so she decides to launch her own investigation into the dead man and his accomplices. But when the killer sends her clear messages that she and her loved ones are on his radar, she knows it’s just a matter of time before someone ends up dead.

My Thoughts:  On The Sly is a fun mystery.  A bar owner comes to work and finds a dead body blocking her front door.   The mystery goes on from there.  I really liked the storyline and found myself looking for more time to read.  I did not want to stop.  The characters were fun and relatable.   I liked Sylvia a lot.   She was a disaster waiting to happen.  It seemed that every step she took led her to more excitement.  I kept trying to guess what she would run into next.  


Sylvia was a master at finding the clues, somehow always being a step ahead of the detectives.  With each clue she followed she got herself deeper into trouble and put those around her in more and more danger.   I cringed with the tough spots that she put herself in.  Somehow she always got herself out of it but there were high costs to pay. 



I would love to read more of this type of story from Wendy Koenig.  The characters could have more adventures and get in more trouble I am sure.   Aaron, Sylvia’s brother, needs to have his own story.

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Author Bio:

Wendy Koenig is a published author living in New Brunswick, Canada. Her first piece to be printed was a short children’s fiction, Jet’s Stormy Adventure, serialized in The Illinois Horse Network. She attended University of Iowa, honing her craft in their famed summer workshops and writing programs. Since that time, she has published and co-authored numerous books and has won several international awards.









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