A Murder to Remember by Brynn KellyA Murder to Remember by Brynn Kelly
Narrator: Brittany Pressley, Max Roll
Published by Audible Originals on February 29, 2024
Source: Audible Plus
Genres: Contemporary Mystery, Contemporary Romance
Length: 10 hrs 3 mins
Format: Audiobook
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It was the perfect vacation fling. And then a body showed up.

Jane Austen fan Amelia Bennett sneaks away from a dull tour of an English country manor, only to run into a man more dashing than Mr. Darcy himself. About to lose his ancestral home to family debts, charming aristocrat Tom Calder invites his American guest to join him in drinking his way through the estate’s priceless wine collection. But when they wake in his bed the next morning, they’re convinced that in their drunken haze they witnessed a murder.

Problem is, the body has vanished and no one believes them—except the shadowy figures stalking them through the estate's empty halls and lonely woodlands. On the run for their lives, Amelia and Tom must piece together their shifting memories and a string of baffling clues to expose the crime—while navigating their morning-after awkwardness and the undeniable sparks between them. As their unexpected bond deepens, they begin to wonder if their own love story could be one for the ages—if they manage to survive at all.

I have to admit, A Murder to Remember was a bit silly and predictable, but I enjoyed it. It’s a fun cross between rom com and murder mystery with a bunch of Austen references.

Amelia goes on a tour to England to clear her mind and enjoy all the Austen related tourist stops. She skips out of the official tour at a rather worse for wear manor house and while she’s exploring on her own, she meets Tom, the current heir. Tom invites her to join him in drinking his way through the wine cellar and they have a fun evening together. But when morning comes around they have vague memories of having witnessed a murder.

Amelia and Tom are good characters. They’ve each been through a lot and it’s affected how they look at the world. The audiobook has alternating narrators for their two points of view and it works well.

The mystery itself was fine. It turns out Amelia and Tom did see something and now someone is out to silence them. There are a couple of twists, one of which is a little predictable and the other a little unlikely, but this is light-hearted and a easy one to just go along with.

I will say that it felt a bit long. It’s light and fluffy and should have been a couple of hours shorter.

About Brynn Kelly

Bronwyn Sell is many things—bestselling author, award-winning journalist, yogi, theatre nerd, karaoke hustler, soccer mum, lover of wines in the sun, perpetually terrified taker of creative risks—but at heart she’s an eternal romantic and optimist who is happiest playing with words and imaginary friends. She is proud to share her study with a coveted RITA® statuette, the world’s premier award for romance fiction. She has also been a RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Awards nominee, a Booklist top-ten debut romance author, a Koru Award winner, a Golden Heart finalist and a Valerie Parv Award winner, among other accolades.

She has a journalism and communications degree, works as a magazine sub-editor and freelance writer, and has two medium-sized children and a kooky rescue cat. She writes romantic thrillers under the pen name Brynn Kelly.

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