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Review Scene of the Climb by Kate Dyer-Seeley

Review Scene of the Climb by Kate Dyer-SeeleyScene of the Climb by Kate E. Dyer-Seeley
Series: Pacific Northwest #1
Published by Kensington on June 3rd 2014
Pages: 304

I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


Portland, Oregon, is the perfect fit for someone like Meg Reed. It's a city with a small town feel, where she can crash on the couch of her best friend Jill, now that she's graduated from journalism school. . .
But a girl needs a job, so Meg bluffs her way into writing for Northwest Extreme magazine, passing herself off to editor-in-chief Greg Dixon as an outdoor adventure enthusiast. Never mind that Meg's idea of sport is climbing onto the couch without spilling her latte. So when she finds herself clawing to the top of Angel's Rest--a two-thousand-foot peak--to cover the latest challenge in a reality TV adventure show, she can't imagine feeling more terrified. Until she witnesses a body plummet off the side of the cliff. Now Meg has a murder to investigate. And if the climbing doesn't kill her, a murderer just might. . .
Includes Adventure Guides!

Meg is just out of journalism school and needs a job. Fate has a hand in getting her a gig at Northwest ” Extreme. The problem is the most extreme Meg gets is off the couch for a latte. She covers up her inexpereince and gets the job. On her first assignment there is what looks like an accident but the circumstances are sucpicious. Meg does what she can to get to the bottom of what she thinks is a homicide. The more she finds the more dangerous it gets. Will she find the truth in time?

In an Oyster Shell – Kate Dyer-Seeley is an incredible author, this read was entertaining with great setting and eccletic characters.

The Pearls – The concept was really cute and well executed. Young journalist Meg needs a job and finds it in the most unlikely of places. This book had really great humor while still having a feel of wisdom and when appropriate gravity. The author did really well with navigating emotions in the story.

The setting was fantastic. In that I live in the northwest myself and in the area that the story is set in Seely nailed it. We live in a pretty weird place and she captured that perfectly.

The characters where just phenomenal. I loved Gam she was a fun character, a Reiki healer was a driving force in the story. There was Matt who may or may not have a crush on Meg who was always there when she needed him. I really liked the Aussie Character Dave. There are a few more but I think you get the picture that the characters make this a fun and necessary read.

The Sand – The book was really well-written though some things did not keep my interest which are not worth mentioning. Just personal taste.

4 Pearls!

4 Stars

About Kate E. Dyer-Seeley

Kate Dyer-Seeley writes the Pacific Northwest Mystery Series for Kensington Publishing, featuring the rugged landscapes of the PNW and a young journalist who bills herself as an intrepid adventurer in order to land a gig writing for Northwest Extreme.

The first two books in the series, SCENE OF THE CLIMB and SLAYED ON THE SLOPES, are available now. SILENCED IN THE SURF and FIRST DEGREE MUDDER coming in 2016.

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