Genre: Humor, Mystery
My Rating: 3.5 stars
I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review
Take the Body and Run by Jada Ryker follows the story of Macey Malloy when she starts a new job in the college employee relations department at a university. While she is trying to deal with all the craziness in her office, she also thinks she might be in danger. We come to know that she has taken a new identity and is hiding a secret.
The book starts with an introduction to all the characters in the book. While that is something different, it got a little boring. The opening scene is scary and hilarious! The plot is a little confusing in the beginning. I liked the whole office setting of the book since I haven’t read a lot of books with that. I also loved the writing! The narration is humorous and quirky.
The book is light and funny with a darker undertone. The plot is completely centered around Macey. There are insane events happening one after the other and the book gets very messy. Even halfway through, I couldn’t see where it was going.
I absolutely loved Macey and her narration in the book. She is like a badass boss and is also hilarious and witty. Besides her funny remarks, she is also a very strong character. She is a fan of bad puns and has an adorable feisty cat. Most of the other characters seem to hate her. They seem to consist of mean girls, crazy old ladies, perverts and hunks. The characters also seem to have mood swings from time to time.
There are many laugh out loud moments in the book even if it is a little weird and insane. It is surrounded by an office with lots of characters and crimes and mysteries. The romance is very light in the book and I liked it that way. However, the amount of drama makes up for it.
This book was a really fun read for me. I’ve never read a crime mystery before that has humor in it.It was refreshing to read a contemporary like this. The only reason I cut down the stars was because it felt very disorganized. I do recommend it if you’re looking for something different.