Book Review: Suppose by D.J. Adamson

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Author: D.J. Adamson
Publisher: Horatio Press
Pages: 334
Genre: Mystery/Suspense


What did he want to know about me?”

 “If you were still alive.”

Connivers, murder, and the international shipment of drugs unites the local PDs and the Federal Government, and drags Lillian into a hailstorm of manipulation and danger, whereby she is given two choices: Join? Or die trying?

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My Review

I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

I was happy to review Suppose because I’d read the first Lillian Dove mystery, Admit to Mayhem, and really liked it. D.J. Adamson’s writing flows well and her books are a quick read. I also enjoy her sense of humor.

Lillian lives in a small town and has inherited a house and liquor store from a man she’d worked for. It’s ironic that she owns a liquor store since she’s an alcoholic but she’s handling it well. When an old acquaintance calls and threatens her, she knows that it’s just a con but she still feels the need to check it out. With the single decision to confront Kenny, Lillian ends up in the middle of a mess.

Suppose has some twists, some suspense, and some humor on top of a murder mystery. Lillian also has some interesting relationships. Her mother is verbally abusive but Lillian still feels the need to check on her daily. Lillian and the detective she ends up working with don’t seem to like each other but I wonder what the future will bring with those two.

If you like a mystery with some twists and a bit of humor, I definitely recommend Suppose. Even though it’s the second book in a series, it does stand on its own.




Real things started happening. No more ducking my head. No more playing the blame-game. That’s the problem being sober and taking life on without a drink in my hand. Don’t get me wrong. My drinking is not an excuse for who I’m not. But my NOT drinking is the only way I’ll find out who I was before taking that first drink.

It was time for me to start doing sober what I always said I’d do drunk.

All eyes were on me; mine are wide open.


About the Author

D.J. AdamsonAward Winner at the Midwest Book Festival and Nominated for a Clue Award in Suspense, DJ Adamson is the author of the Lillian Dove Mystery series and the mystery/science fiction trilogy Deviation. Author, instructor, she is also Vice President for the Central Coast Sisters in Crime and Membership Director for Sisters in Crime, Los Angeles. She is an active member of Mystery Writers of America.


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