Review: The Naked Truth by Maggie Aldrich

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☆☆➹⁀☆ 5 stars ☆➹⁀☆☆

What It’s About:

The love of her life.  A mysterious note. An uninvited guest.

What do these things all have in common?

They show up at Emily Potens’ wedding.

Emily’s parents died two years ago in a tragic one-car accident. No witnesses. No bodies. Just a car pulled from the bayou.

Ready to settle into her comfortable new life after that tumultuous time, the arrival of a strange note— supposedly penned by her father—makes Emily holler out a big “What the #$@%*?!” Are her parents alive? If so, why are they hiding?

Determined to find the truth, she sets out on a wild goose chase with new husband Michael and Fritz, zany private investigator, in tow. There’s just one problem. She’s on her honeymoon.

With Fritz snoring on their couch, Michael tempting her to bed with his smoldering eyes, and a television reporter sniffing around looking for a breakout story, it’s all Emily can do to maintain her sanity. Between trysts with her new hubby, Emily performs some amateur sleuthing of her own, and what she begins to uncover shocks her to the core. Will Emily be able to strip fact from fiction to find out the naked truth?

Come find out in this fun-filled, action-packed sequel to the 2018 release, It’s All Greek to Me.

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My Thoughts:

The Naked Truth is Maggie Aldrich’s sequel to her 2018 cozy mystery, It’s All Greek to Me.  Naked Truth grabbed me from the start; it is ​​action packed from the first page.  This cozy mystery is filled with as many twists and turns as a mountain road to a remote resort!

Emily and Michael’s beautiful wedding ends with a clue that turns their idyllic honeymoon into a bone chilling adventure.  Unlike many cozy mysteries, The Naked Truth is filled with strong mystery plot points throughout the story.  Ms. Aldrich provides many red herrings and clues that lead the couple and their companions on a perilous path to finding the truth about the disappearance of Emily’s parents.  The author’s wry sense of humor is apparent throughout the story.  Whether it is a description, banter or internal dialogue, there are plenty of chuckle-worthy moments.
Fritz, the quirky private investigator returns and has a bigger role in The Naked Truth. Darcy, a local reporter, is the perfect foil for the sloppy but affable PI.  I loved the cuteness of the newlywed couple during their few minutes alone on their honeymoon at the remote resort in Colorado.
All is revealed by the end of the book, and Michael and Emily’s story is sufficiently wrapped up such that the story is satisfactorily concluded.  The parting comment leaves room for a spin-off for Fritz and Darcy or new adventures for Emily and Michael.
The Naked Truth and It’s All Greek to Me are a robust duet that will appeal to lovers of cozy mysteries!


Review: It’s All Greek to Me by Maggie Aldrich



About the Author: Maggie Aldrich is an avid reader, freelance writer, and yoga instructor who tends to catastrophize all situations.

Winner of the 2017 Bess Streeter Aldrich Short Story Competition – Adult Division, Maggie lives on an acreage in middle America with her husband, daughter, cats, and other various unattended wild animals.

It’s All Greek to Me is her first novel, available at…

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