Dang Near Dead by Nancy G. West
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Dang Near Dead is the second book in the Aggie Mundeen Mysery series. It is a decently written and professionally edited murder mystery.
I was put off by the first half of this book. A large number of characters are thrown at the reader, references are made to the first book without any explanation, and the plot seems erratic and disorganized. The heroine, Aggie, comes off as irrational and, frankly, not very bright.
Somewhere between 50% and 70% the story finally became more appealing and the reader is finally able to keep up with the plot.
Due to the lack of recapping the first book I would say that Dang Near Dead is not a standalone novel. It must be read after the first book to understand the characters and plot. It ends with a HFN with a tiny bit of cliffhanger at the end.
ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley.