Title: Undone (Burt Bigsley Mysteries #1)
Author: Jason Deas
Narrator: Kyle Tait
Since Burt retired at 52, he’s been bored. After a chance encounter with a mugger he decides he might just be meant to save the world one crime at a time. And voilà, Burt’s Private Investigations is born.
Before he knows it, he’s in deep and possibly over his head. He stumbles onto a dead body, which turns out to be the daughter of the town’s country club owner who has rumblings of mob ties in his past.
The clues lead him all over the North Georgia mountains, but the most intriguing ones lead to an end of the world compound and its charismatic leader.
Thrown into a bizarre new world, Burt uses his humor to charm potential suspects, his eccentric friends to aid in his discoveries, and his new zest for life to charge directly ahead into the unknown as he learns on the job how to catch a killer.
Burt is bored with retirement. Through a few chance circumstances, he ends up making the decision to begin his own private investigation company. The first case is easy. The second brings him face to face with a dead girl, a business owner with a shady past, and a doomsday cult. Will he figure out who the killer is or be put out of business for good?
There were so many relatable moments in this book that I absolutely adored the main character. I think my favorite line was “The whole purpose of paying at the pump was to avoid human interaction.”
There were a lot of goofy moments like this that really made the main character, and supporting characters feel real. This entire storyline was fantastic. While I’ve read/listened to a lot of detective murder mysteries, I’ve never come across one with such a unique angle before.
Narration was perfect.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.