Book Review: Sisterhood is Deadly
By: Lindsay Emory
Published By: Witness Impulse
Publication Date: July 7, 2015
Page Count: 288
Source: ARC Kindly Provided by Publisher
Audience: Adult - Mystery
Every now and then I crave a read that is pure fun. As a kid, I would often reach for a mystery or an R.L. Stine book. As an adult, I find that fun reads take many forms, but I still am always up for a mystery. I liked that this one was silly and fluffy as well as a strong mystery. It was the perfect read after a string of some darker, serious novels.
Margot Blythe is one of those twenty somethings that can't seem to let her college glory days go. Her sorority, Delta Beta, has been her family since her freshman year at Sutton. Margot would do anything to keep the name Delta Beta above reproach. She has been working for the national office since college graduation; her job is to travel to various Delta Beta chapters around the country helping them fix minor issues and improve their efficiency. Margot loves her job, but everything changes while on a routine visit to Sutton, her alma mater, when the chapter advisor drops dead. Things spiral out of control when the police label the death as suspicious. Before Margot can do the secret sorority sign, she finds herself smack in the middle of a murder investigation.
Margot is hilarious and endearing; she is the sorority version of Nancy Drew. The only thing she truly takes seriously is her duties as a Delta Beta. There were moments when this one felt like a sorority parody, but then it would veer back into serious mystery territory. I found that the combination worked well and kept me reading.
The whodunnit was intriguing; I began to make a strong case for the killers' identity around the 60% mark and was rewarded with being correct. I wouldn't say it was obvious, but there are enough bread crumbs to lead you down the right path.
Sisterhood is Deadly is the perfect read when you're looking for something fun and fluffy. I hope this is the beginning of a new series.
One Last Gripe: Margot was a bit immature for her age. I liked her, but this annoyed me.
My Favorite Thing About This Book: The humor
First Sentence: Sisterhood is powerful.
Favorite Character: Ty
Least Favorite Character: Dean Xavier
Margot Blythe is a professional sorority girl. As a Sisterhood Mentor for her beloved Delta Beta, she travels to colleges around the country, advising on serious sorority issues (and picking up all the gossip along the way). Margot is thrilled when she's invited back to her alma mater to assist the Delta Betas—but tragedy strikes when their chapter advisor drops dead during a meeting, sending shockwaves down sorority row.
Shaken by the death—especially when foul play is suspected—Margot has to step up. Appointed the honor of serving as temporary chapter advisor, she now must manage the drama of fifty frazzled sorority women with secrets to hide; protect the house from the annual fraternity pledge pranks, which are more ominous than they seem; and worst of all, combat the ruinous rumors surfacing about a Delta Beta phone sex ring. If she wants to keep rival sororities and a suspicious (but dangerously cute) local policeman from bringing Delta Beta's reputation down, it's up to Margot to find out the truth—about whether a sister could have committed such an unimaginable sin as murder.