Release Blitz Review - Dissecting Meredith by Freya Barker
(On Call Book 6)
by Freya Barker
Since taking over the county coroner’s office, Meredith “Doc” Carter has been working hard to gain the respect of both her peers and local authorities. Reporting the circumstances surrounding the death of a loved one is often a thankless part of her job. Still, those are the easier cases. Random body parts turning up are substantially more troublesome, and when the facts don’t line up Meredith reaches out to entomologist, Casey Shea for answers.
Detective Jay VanDyken has admired Doc from the sidelines. His recent promotion comes with the added benefit of dealing directly with the silver-haired forensic pathologist, an opportunity he doesn’t plan on wasting. The discovery of partial remains have Jay and Meredith working closely together, but breaking down the pieces to build their case is not the only challenge. Their developing relationship has its own share of problems.
I seem to be binge reading books by Freya Barker lately. What I love about her books is how real the people are. For some reason it took me awhile to connect with the main characters in Dissecting Meredith. Don't get me wrong it wasn't because they weren't well developed but the fact that I didn't at first feel a personal connection to their characters.
This book for me was a slow build which keep reeling me into not only the storyline but the characters. I will admit that the story development did keep my up to the wee hours of the morning because I wanted to know the ending. The "who done it" and "did love win" in the end.
My favorite character ending up being Jay because his rough childhood created a strong man who loves deeply and has the strength to stand up for his best good life. What made his stand out was his kindness to others and the rawness in his feelings for Doc and his girls.
Doc seriously got on my nerves because she was so professional and job focused that it hit very close to home for me and my past professional life. Her life was an outstanding reminder that one should take time to explore and enjoy life. Today's woman will relate to Doc as many struggle with spending all their energy proving how good they are at work that they forget the woman part of themselves.
This book was an exercise of not judging a book by it's cover and take time to smell the roses. I do recommend it for those readers who love reading books that are really down to earth real.