Out of Tune (A Riley Donovan Mystery #3)
When Alicia, a talented violinist at Riley Donovan's high school, is found bludgeoned to death in a field on the outskirts of town, suspicion immediately falls on Carrie, the teen's musical rival. But Riley isn't convinced of Carrie's guilt, and even though her police-officer aunt tells her to stay out of it, Riley goes searching for the truth. Did Carrie really kill Alicia in a fit of jealous rage, or is there another explanation for Alicia's death?

Out of Tune (A Riley Donovan Mystery #3) Details

TitleOut of Tune (A Riley Donovan Mystery #3)
Author
ReleaseOct 24th, 2017
PublisherOrca Book Publishers
ISBN-139781459814653
Rating
GenreMystery, Young Adult

Out of Tune (A Riley Donovan Mystery #3) Review

  • Catherine ♡
    January 1, 1970
    This book seemed to be targeted more for an age group younger than me, but I still thought it was a well thought-out mystery. I enjoyed the twists and turns throughout the book.This book can definitely be read as a standalone, though there are a few references to earlier mysteries. However, I felt like the character arcs were a bit thin, as the story seemed very plot-centric, but I do wonder if I would have had a better connection with the characters if I read the previous books.Nevertheless, th This book seemed to be targeted more for an age group younger than me, but I still thought it was a well thought-out mystery. I enjoyed the twists and turns throughout the book.This book can definitely be read as a standalone, though there are a few references to earlier mysteries. However, I felt like the character arcs were a bit thin, as the story seemed very plot-centric, but I do wonder if I would have had a better connection with the characters if I read the previous books.Nevertheless, this was a quick and delightful read, perfect for readers twelve and up.
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  • Manon
    January 1, 1970
    I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.When a high-school violin player, Alicia, has been missing for two days, Riley is pulled into the search by one of her best friends, Charlie, who’s had a crush on Alicia for years.The next day, an organized search has them founding Alicia’s body…A couple days later, Carrie, the main suspect since she was Alicia’s violinist rival (and other stuff), finds Riley to ask her to prove her innocence…This is part of the Riley Donovan s I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.When a high-school violin player, Alicia, has been missing for two days, Riley is pulled into the search by one of her best friends, Charlie, who’s had a crush on Alicia for years.The next day, an organized search has them founding Alicia’s body…A couple days later, Carrie, the main suspect since she was Alicia’s violinist rival (and other stuff), finds Riley to ask her to prove her innocence…This is part of the Riley Donovan series. I can’t find which book this is exactly. This author Goodreads page is kind of a mess and even if, as a librarian, I could sort everything out, I wouldn’t know how…ANYWAY. I could tell at some point that this was part of a series, for example, when Carrie asks Riley for help, she mentions the cases she solved before, etc.But it wasn’t essential in the intrigue. the main intrigue of the book was the case, Alicia’s murder. It was well told and I felt like a genius since I figured out before the reveal. I didn’t mind figuring it out, I was looking for a short but interesting mystery & thriller book, and that was exactly what I got.I liked Riley, even though we didn’t find out much about her. She was the main character but seemed on the background compared to the other characters, like she was just a medium to the murder solving.Still, a nice, simple, effective mystery....
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  • Alyssa Drake
    January 1, 1970
    As soon as I saw Norah's new book, I snapped it up immediately. It read as well as the first one, a good pace and very likable characters. I was able to figure out whodunit on this one. However, I had one problem with this story, the motive behind the murder seemed a little more adult than I would expect from a book for teens. I'm not sure my son will understand why the girl was killed.
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  • Michelle Kidwell
    January 1, 1970
    Out of TuneA Riley Donovan Mysteryby Norah McClintockOrca Book PublishersMystery & Thrillers , Teens & YAPub Date 24 Oct 2017I am reviewing a copy of Out of Tune through Orca Book Publishers and Netgalley:Alicia is a talented violinist at Riley Donovan High-school is found murdered, bludgeoned to death. Her body found in a field located on the outskirts of town. Her musical rival Carrie immediately becomes a suspect. Riley is not convinced that Carrie is the murderer though.Despite the f Out of TuneA Riley Donovan Mysteryby Norah McClintockOrca Book PublishersMystery & Thrillers , Teens & YAPub Date 24 Oct 2017I am reviewing a copy of Out of Tune through Orca Book Publishers and Netgalley:Alicia is a talented violinist at Riley Donovan High-school is found murdered, bludgeoned to death. Her body found in a field located on the outskirts of town. Her musical rival Carrie immediately becomes a suspect. Riley is not convinced that Carrie is the murderer though.Despite the fact that Riley’s police officer aunt tells her to stay out of it, Riley goes searching for the truth anyway, not wanting someone innocent to get in trouble for a crime they did not commit.I give Out of Tune five out of five stars!Happy Reading!
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  • Holly McKie
    January 1, 1970
    This was well thought-out and quite smartly done, if a little short. I'd say it is aimed at slighty younger readers tban me too, maybe early teens (no 'unsuitable' scenes if you get me). Tried to do some investigating because there seemed to be some hints towards previous books but nothing that leads to confusion, but I came up a little short. There is a LOT of Norah McClintock books on Goodreads apparently, and a few Riley Donavan mystery ones but they didn't seem to have descriptions etc so wh This was well thought-out and quite smartly done, if a little short. I'd say it is aimed at slighty younger readers tban me too, maybe early teens (no 'unsuitable' scenes if you get me). Tried to do some investigating because there seemed to be some hints towards previous books but nothing that leads to confusion, but I came up a little short. There is a LOT of Norah McClintock books on Goodreads apparently, and a few Riley Donavan mystery ones but they didn't seem to have descriptions etc so who knows. I've just read One of Us Is Lying which was AMAZING, so this kind of paled in comparison.ARC from netgalley, will be published October 2017
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  • Zether Books
    January 1, 1970
    Longer review to come.I really liked this book and you can read it without reading the others. I know because I haven't read book one or two. I guessed the killer right away, but I'm really good at doing that and I don't think it will be too obvious. I still don't know why they did it because it wasn't the motive I was thinking. Maybe I should reread the ending or if you've read it, you could just tell me.If you like mystery/thrillers, you'll like this. It's not too creepy if you scare easy and Longer review to come.I really liked this book and you can read it without reading the others. I know because I haven't read book one or two. I guessed the killer right away, but I'm really good at doing that and I don't think it will be too obvious. I still don't know why they did it because it wasn't the motive I was thinking. Maybe I should reread the ending or if you've read it, you could just tell me.If you like mystery/thrillers, you'll like this. It's not too creepy if you scare easy and it's super quick.
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  • Chelsea Breher
    January 1, 1970
    I was given the opportunity to read an advanced copy of Out Of Tune thanks to Orca Book Publishers and Library thing. Out Of Tune is a short murder mystery centred around the death of a talented young Violinist names Alicia and a fellow student name Riley who is determined to find out what really happened to Alicia. It was a really easy read for me but was engaging and addictive. I would recommend this book to any young readers who like mystery shows or books. It was a great little read.
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  • Beth
    January 1, 1970
    I really liked this final Riley Donovan mystery. Her reason for getting involved was solid and related directly back to previous books. There was no romance, but lots of authentic small town carping and envy. The plot twists were well telegraphed but not dully predictable, and Riley was in a huge amount of danger for this relatively quiet story. I liked her independence and willingness to rely on her friends.(I got this book through Early Reviewers on LibraryThing)
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  • Britt Hanson
    January 1, 1970
    This was a cute little book, perfect for middle schoolers and some high schoolers, which I didn't realize when I requested it. It was short, clean, and had a good, thought-out mystery. I'd definitely recommend it for young teenagers who enjoy mysteries. I did receive a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
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  • Renee
    January 1, 1970
    This was just a fun little mystery. I didn't know it was part of a series, but I feel like I followed along just as well. It definitely could've been longer, but I still think there was a solid story there. Would definitely recommend to older kids/younger teens who like mystery!
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  • Sascha
    January 1, 1970
    Review upcoming
  • Davianna
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed this book! While the pacing is just a little slow in the beginning but I found that once I got a few chapters in I didn't want to stop.When a classmate goes missing and turns up dead Riley Donovan solves the case and finds the killer.The ending was actually quite unexpected, especially for me. The writing was okay, the plot was awesome, and the ending was mind blowing. I recommend for ages 10 & up4 stars
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