Nearly Dead in Iowa

Nearly Dead in Iowa

by Wendy Byrne

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ISBN-13: 9781537536255
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/14/2016
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 847,073
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Wendy has a Masters in Social Work and worked in the child welfare field for twelve years before she decided to pursue her dream of writing. Her first two books, Fractured and Mama Said were published in 2011 and 2012. Mama Said was a finalist in the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Contest. She self-published The Christmas Curse in 2012.

Between teaching college classes, trying to get her morbidly obese cat to slim down, and tempering the will of her five-year-old granddaughter, who's determined to become a witch when she turns six so she can fly on her broom to see the Eiffel Tower and put hexes on people-not necessarily in that order-somehow Wendy still manages to fit in writing. She spends the remainder of her days inflicting mayhem on her hero and heroine until they beg for mercy.

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Nearly Dead in Iowa 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a cute book with a plot that was well thought out and not as obvious as many in this genre. Her characters were well developed and I was quite easily pulled into Inez, Iowa this afternoon. I'd love a follow-up with this same crew. They were fun and enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute easy to read mystery
theresa13FM More than 1 year ago
Excited fod this new series! Likable character and a good mystery. Will be looking for the next book...
KimberlyDawn55 More than 1 year ago
Izzy wants to meet her father. But when she goes to his house for the first time, she doesn't find him, instead she finds a dead body. She is determined to clear her father's name, find him, and keep herself safe. The tension and sparks between her and her new neighbor, Gabe, are believable. This was a great story full of twists and turns to keep you guessing. Highly recommend!
Dee123DD More than 1 year ago
As if going through a divorce wasn't bad enough....but seeking a new beginning by visiting the father she had never known, lands her as a suspect in a murder when she gets to his home and falls over a body. With Izzy's father gone and no where to go she embarks on a journey to prove her fathers innocence and find him as well. The friends that she makes along the way add to the storyline and make for a great read! Definitely a must for a cozy lover!
paytonpuppy More than 1 year ago
After surviving a nasty divorce, Isabella goes to Iowa to visit the father she has never known. With no lights on in the house, she trips over a dead body – thankfully not her father. Her father’s neighbor, Gabe Carnes, finds Isabella standing over the body and calls Sheriff Nate Crowder to the scene. With nowhere for Isabelle to stay, as her father’s house is a crime scene, Gabe and Nate suggest that she rent a room from Viola who owns rooming house while the search for her father and the murderer takes place. Viola introduces Isabella to the “Q’s”, “aka Alice, Ramona & Dolly” who are pleased to help Isabella solve the mystery. As you try to keep guessing who the murderer might be, this mystery keeps you guessing until the very end. Isabelle’s father finally explains the past history that occurred between he and Isabelle’s mother. A very satisfying mystery, with a satisfying end. I enjoyed this mystery and look forward to future books by Ms. Byrne. I did receive a free copy of this book in return for an honest and fair review. A good mystery with some twists and turns! (by paytonpuppy)
Nancy0708 More than 1 year ago
After being dumped by her husband and kicked out of their Manhattan townhouse Isabella figures she has nothing to lose when she leaves for small town Iowa to meet her previously unknown father. But instead of meeting her father she finds a dead body in his home. It turns out to be her father's best friend and her father is missing. Isabella starts asking questions in an effort to clear her father's name and soon discovers she now is a target too. With a likeable cast of characters (including a proactive group of elderly woman) and a fast moving story you'll find this story hard to put down until you get to the very end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You will LOVE the eccentric Qs as they go about solving the murder. I could not put this book down.
FizzaYounis More than 1 year ago
It’s a very intriguing story which kept me on my toes from the very beginning until the end. I loved all the characters, even side characters are amazing. It all starts when Izzy comes to visit her father in Iowa. She is recently divorced and looking for a place to start over. When her father contacts her out of the blue it seems befitting. What she doesn’t imagine is finding a dead body and treated like a suspect by small town Sheriff and his friend. This is a very unique and disturbing situation for her but she can’t go back, firstly because there is nothing for her to go back to and secondly because her father is still missing and may be even dead for all anyone knows. So she decided to stay in quaint little town in Iowa. Soon she is dismissed and her father becomes most likely suspect in murder investigation of his best friend. Izzy can’t let police find her father before she does. She is sure that her father is not involved in the murder and with the help of local ladies she decides to do some investigating on her own. Soon she finds herself in danger but refuses to back off. Someone is very scared that she will uncover the truth. The more time she spends in this small town the more she likes it. But first she needs to get to know more about her father. She is looking forward to meet him. Her father’s neighbor decides to keep an eye on her since she is an outsider and who knows what she is up to. Soon they start spending time together and there is chemistry between the two. Unfortunately, they always end up arguing which makes it a little difficult to act upon their mutual attraction. I loved the mystery and the drama, this was one fun read. There were many laugh-out-loud moments and some amazing scenes which I re-read many times. I just enjoyed taking my time reading this book. It was interesting and I wanted to take everything in. It made my favorites shelf.
StoreyBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Iowa can be deadly! This is a good start to a new series about Isabella who heads to Iowa to meet a father she has never known, while escaping from a marriage that is ending. What she doesn't expect to find is a dead body in her father's home or that he is missing and presumed that he killed his best friend. The mystery is finding out who killed Stan and Isabella jumps into that feet first because she wants to clear her father. She has a group of older ladies, called the Q's, helping her out by snooping and asking questions wherever possible. Isabella (or Izzy as she is sometimes called) manages to put herself in some not so great situations - but it wouldn't be a cozy if she didn't. I didn't figure out who the murderer was, but the clues were there...I just went down the wrong path! There are several intriguing twists that I won't describe because it makes the story more rounded, but you might be able to figure out a few things as you read the book. And of course there is a love interest with Gabe. He lives next door to her father and at first you think he doesn't like Izzy, but we are proved wrong later in the book