"Murder at the Campground" by Ileana Munoz Renfroe: Review/Giveaway

Review by Tracy Condie 

Details at the end of this post on how to win a copy of the book and a link to purchase it.

Meet Rosalia Gomez, also known as Nana. Nana is a powerhouse paranormal persona. Imagine being able to read tarot cards, share thoughts with your dog, talk with ghosts, and hear what is going on in everyone’s head. Did I mention that she is a grandma/abuela? Not your ordinary abuela, to be sure, but one that is in need of a little rest and relaxation after surviving an attempt on her life. After a quick camping weekend getaway in a camper, Nana is hooked in spite of the drama Nana witnessed from the other campers. I am pretty sure that I have never looked to camping as a way to rest and relax, but maybe if I was set up in the pull-behind camper that Nana has renovated and updated from old and drab to new and fresh, it would be a possibility. Of course, this isn’t any ordinary camper.

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After the camper renovation comes the caravanning with friends Juana and her husband Eddie, who suggested that Nana join their caravan group, which is set to go on a year-long trip up the east coast all the way to Vermont (BRRR). There are some interesting people in the caravan club, starting with club president Bill, whom Juana thinks would be a good match for Nana. Nana is not so sure that Bill gives off the right vibes. He is certainly friendly enough, almost too friendly for having just met. Then there is Sally and her husband Leonardo. Sally makes it blatantly obvious that she doesn’t want to be there every time Nana sees her. Leonardo says she does it all the time and then joins in with the events while ignoring him. So, who is she giving all her attention to? When Leonardo ends up dead, Nana wonders who was out to get him, as he seemed like a decent guy.

Right before Leonardo leaves this plane of existence, a new character comes onto the scene from within Nana’s trailer. Actually, she was there to begin with, but we don’t “meet” her until after Nana discovers a hidden compartment in her trailer. Unfortunately, Matilda the Romani ghost cannot tell Nana what happened to a missing camper, or who killed Leonardo. Are the two incidents related? You’ll have to read to find out for yourself.

There are plenty of red herrings, plenty of suspects, and opportunities for Nana to use her special gifts and talents to help local law enforcement, who seem to be at a loss for both incidents. The only thing I am left to wonder about is how a Floridian is going to like being in Vermont with all that snow.

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Tracy Condie is a paralegal by day and cozy armchair sleuth by night. When she is not working or reading, she enjoys preparing the recipes found in culinary cozies or researching recipes of meal items described therein and sharing reviews of both books and food on Instagram and on KRL. She lives in Corona, California with her husband and dog Zoolie, and looks forward to visiting with their grown sons when their time permits.
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  1. Mary holshouser
    Nana sounds like a fun person. Should
    be an interesting read. thanks

  2. Sounds like a book I would enjoy reading. Thanks for the chance.

  3. New author for me, sounds good! tWarner419@aol.com

  4. We have a winner!
    Lorie Ham

  5. We have a winner!
    Lorie Ham


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