Stay of Execution Book Review

Perfect for fans of Making a Murderer, a novel about a man exonerated of heinous crimes returning to a town that can’t let go of his bloody legacy…
Little Springs was just a small college town, the kind of town where everyone knew everyone and violent crime was nonexistent—until a series of rapes and murders at the college. After an outbreak of fear and hysteria, only the arrest and conviction of Leo Spradlin, the “CoEd Killer,” could end the terror.
Years later, Spradlin is suddenly cleared based on unshakable DNA evidence, and no one is more surprised than Detective Mike Cancini. As new questions surround the identity of the true “Co-Ed Killer,” Cancini struggles to accept his role in the conviction of an innocent man. Suspicions mount when Spradlin’s release coincides with a fresh wave of rapes and murders at the college, eerily reminiscent of the original crimes. Cancini is drawn back to Little Springs, caught in a race against time to uncover the identity of the latest “Co-Ed Killer” before the next girl dies…
I received an ebook from the author at no cost in exchange for an honest review.
Stay of Execution is a faced paced story that grabbed my attention from the first page. The story line is believable and the characters are well developed. I couldn’t put this book down because I had to know what was going to happen. I am pretty good at figuring out the who done it before the reveal in books, but this book really kept me guessing until the last minute. I was surprised when it was revealed who the actual bad guy was. This story line is a visible one right now because of documentaries like Making A Murderer. That is what first drew me to this book. This was a great read, and I can’t wait to check out some of this authors other books!
About the Author
Kellie Larsen Murphy is the author of A GUILTY MIND and STAY OF EXECUTION, the first two books in the Detective Cancini Mystery series. She has written for several mid-Atlantic magazines and resides in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband, four children and two very large, hairy dogs.

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