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Rushing to Die: Sorority Sisters #2 by Lindsay Emory with Excerpt and Giveaway

Rushing to Die: Sorority Sisters #2 by Lindsay Emory with Excerpt and Giveaway

Today I present  book two in Linda Emory’s Sorority Sisters mystery series. Please read on for my review and excerpt,  be sure to check out the tour stops to see what other readers thought of the title and don’t forget to enter the tour wide giveaway where you could win one of Three (3) print copies of SISTERHOOD IS DEADLY.  Now discover more about

Rushing to Die

Margot is a college grad, hired on by her sorority to be a ‘rush guru’, helping her sisters at the Delta Beta house meet quotas, run a successful rush after “the incident.” Rushing to Die puts you right in the center of the action, and not a step is missed.  Margot truly is one of those who bought into the whole soror lifestyle, snaps and songs included.  Sutton College had three murders when Margot had first arrived, and while those are solved the new pledge class brings new stress, and two more bodies.

I loved Margot: she’s one of those overcaffeinated perky, organized, all for the Debs sort of woman: part cheerleader, part drill sergeant her asides (some of the girls call Ginnifer the Gineral while I prefer martinet) are hilariously funny and snarky, and while she mostly holds it together through her unkinder moments, when she does snap she is pointed and directly on.

The flirtation between Margot and Detective Ty Hatfield is cute: he’s always trying to feed her, usually unsuccessfully, even as he is wholly frustrated with her lack of wholehearted cooperation with his investigations.  When you mix in a chapter advisor bought in for the ‘Moos’, a baby lion and chickens, the endless rounds of practice, decorating and a cable tv ‘reporter’ who is desperate for a name and notoriety spinning the ‘dangers’ of sorority life into the mix, the story never fails to drop hints, clues and a few red herrings.

With all of the drama happening in a span of about 10 days, the story is fast paced and completely engaging: and moves from one idea or potential suspect to another, one event or prep to another the possible suspects are brought forward and dismissed one by one until the end.  A wonderfully fun read!

Rushing to Die: Sorority Sisters #2 by Lindsay Emory with Excerpt and Giveaway

Title: Rushing to Die
Author: Lindsay Emory
Series: Sorority Sisters #2
Published by: Witness Impulse
ISBN: 0062418432
Published on: 29 December, 2015
Format:eARC
Source: Publisher Via Edelweiss
Pages: 288
Rated: four-stars
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About the Book:

“We’ll be sisters ’til we die…”

In the second installment of Lindsay Emory’s Sorority Sisters Mystery series, chapter advisor Margot Blythe must expose a sorority row assassin … before she becomes the killer’s next target.

Three months into her tenure as the Sutton College Delta Beta chapter advisor, Margot Blythe has the sorority in tip-top shape, just in time for sorority rush. Snapping and stomping in perfect synchronization, everyone is hopeful that after this rush, Delta Beta’s reputation as “the murder house” will be forgotten.

Until a body is found in the Delta Beta backyard. Again. The woman is found wearing a Delta Beta shirt, which is troublesome enough; even more distressing, no one in the chapter recognizes her. Unwilling to let a minor inconvenience like potential murder spoil the social calendar, Margot gladly hands off the investigation to local police cutie Ty Hatfield, while the Delta Beta girls throw themselves into rush preparations.

But when another body is found, with the terrifying possibility of more to come, Margot does the only thing a responsible advisor can do and demands that rush be canceled, making enemies in every house on sorority row. When the resulting furor starts to get dirty, it’s up to Margot to uncover some nasty messes tucked away in the sorority closets—to save her sisters’ reputations, and their lives.

A witty, engrossing mystery for fans of Susan McBride.

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A copy of this title was provided via Publisher Via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

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We heard the pitch pipe at the front door, and the chapter immediately launched into a three-part a cappella harmony. “We the girls of Delta Beta.”

Then a nearly perfect cutoff. I couldn’t see it from the chapter room, but I imagined the music chair’s hand slicing through her throat before holding up one, two, three fingers and cueing the chapter to—

STOMP

STOMP

STOMP.

I lifted an eyebrow at Ginnifer. Their stomps had gotten as fierce as the finals of Ru Paul’s Drag Race.

“WE ARE THE GIRLS.”

A loud cry rose from the front door, the women half singing, half cheering at the top of their lungs. It was enough to convince any right-minded college-aged woman to sign up for an unbreakable bond of lifelong sisterhood.

“THE GIRLS OF DELTA BEE.”

“WHO ARE THE GIRLS?” asked one-half of the chapter.

“WE ARE THE GIRLS—THE GIRLS OF DELTA BEE.”

The sound roared down the hallway toward the chapter room, and, in an instant, I was an undergrad again, exhausted and spent, yelling my last ounce of voice in the general direction of fifty rushees, forcing all my love and devotion into the timeless classic.

The chapter filed in, filling the stage in the chapter room. I held my breath as the crucial part of the song began.

Snap. Snap. Snap.

“DONCHA WONCHA BE A DELTA BEE, TOO?”

Bounce snap.

“YOU KNOW YOU WANNA BE DONCHA WANNA BE …”

Bounce snap.

I watched the ladies carefully, willing them to be the best, the most perfect, the women that Mary Gerald Callahan and Leticia Baumgardner would be proud of, and I was happy … then.

Bounce.

No snap.

My face fell. My stomach churned. A group of three sophomores had dropped their snaps. Yes, their faces were red from screaming their little Deb hearts out. Yes, their bounces were sufficiently springy.

But.

We had no room for error. Not this rush. I picked up the megaphone. “Christopher! Berger! Prejean!”

Their faces paled. They knew they were in trouble when I used their surnames. “TAKE A LAP AROUND THE HOUSE AND THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU’RE DOING HERE.”

I ignored the shame on their sweet red faces as they hurried outside. I handed the megaphone back to Ginnifer and ignored the conflicting emotions rising inside me. The panic was real. So was the compassion.

No. I loved this chapter too much. I had to do what was necessary to overcome the events of three months ago. WE had to do what was necessary.

My mind was in a better place as I retired to the chapter advisor’s office to review, for the hundredth time, the Panhellenic rush manual. Everything was fine, I told myself. Even if we were a little tough on each other, a good rush would make everything better. No. It would make everything perfect.

I was in that happy place for about five minutes before three panicked sophomores rushed through my office door.

It was Berger who spoke first, flying through her words so fast, I couldn’t process them for a moment. But then, they became horribly clear.

“Dead Deb,” she huffed through strangled sobs. “Backyard.”

Then everything fell apart. Again.

 

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About Lindsay Emory

Lindsay Emory is a native Texan and recovering sorority girl. She is also the author of the contemporary romance KNOW WHEN TO HOLD HIM.

 

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