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Forest Park: A Logan McKenna Mystery Book 2 (The Logan McKenna Series) by Valerie Davisson – Review by Faith Jackson

Forest Park: Logan Book 2 (The Logan McKenna Series)Forest Park: Logan Book 2 by Valerie Davisson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Let me start by saying, I enjoyed that this book took me back in time to the start of Vietnam and back to present day but I thoroughly enjoyed how it all came to tie together in a smooth way. I love Logan’s inquisitive nature and how she finds herself in these situations to help others. The author makes Logan come off just as human as the women that we are in real life which made me continue reading this second book of this series. I also love a good mystery and suspenseful story as this book was to draw me in as it was written well but the adventure keeps me at a smooth pace as well.

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Forest Park: A Logan McKenna Mystery Book 2 (The Logan McKenna Series) by Valerie Davisson – Review by Katie Kearney

Forest Park: Logan Book 2 (The Logan McKenna Series)Forest Park: Logan Book 2 by Valerie Davisson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Forest Park: A Logan McKenna Mystery Book 2 (The Logan McKenna Series) by Valerie Davisson. From page one I knew I was in for quite the adventure and I love every single minute I got to be lost in this story. It’s got everything I needed for a mystery story. I found myself on the edge of my seat more than once. Trying to balance wanting to read as fast as possible to see what happens next and wanting it to slow down a little because I wanted it to last longer. The characters are complex and relatable, they truly make this story worth every minute you maybe neglecting in the real world. It’s well written and paced nicely never feeling rushed or lacking anything. I love books that can take me by surprise and this author does just that. Excited to see where the author takes readers next. Five stars all the way and highly recommended!

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Forest Park: A Logan McKenna Mystery Book 2 (The Logan McKenna Series) by Valerie Davisson – Review by Kimberly Griffiths

Forest Park: Logan Book 2 (The Logan McKenna Series)Forest Park: Logan Book 2 by Valerie Davisson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Forest Park
By
Valerie Davisson

This is the second book in the Logan McKenna mystery series. Once again we follow Logan as she decides on a love interest and if it’s too soon to get more series. And as she finds herself in yet another mystery to solve. This book has multiple storylines to follow, sometimes can be confusing but in the end it all comes together. Another good book by this author. I encourage you to read this book as well.

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Forest Park: A Logan McKenna Mystery Book 2 (The Logan McKenna Series) by Valerie Davisson – Review by Faith Jackson

Forest Park: Logan Book 2 (The Logan McKenna Series)Forest Park: Logan Book 2 by Valerie Davisson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Let me start by saying, I enjoyed that this book took me back in time to the start of Vietnam and back to present day but I thoroughly enjoyed how it all came to tie together in a smooth way. I love Logan’s inquisitive nature and how she finds herself in these situations to help others. The author makes Logan come off just as human as the women that we are in real life which made me continue reading this second book of this series. I also love a good mystery and suspenseful story as this book was to draw me in as it was written well but the adventure keeps me at a smooth pace as well.

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Forest Park: A Logan McKenna Mystery Book 2 (The Logan McKenna Series) by Valerie Davisson – Review by Felicia Bates

Forest Park: Logan Book 2 (The Logan McKenna Series)Forest Park: Logan Book 2 by Valerie Davisson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Forest Park, really, both books I have read of the Logan McKenna series so far have been the type of storyline you can’t stop thinking about. You know the kind where you finished the dishes so now you feel you should reward yourself with a few more pages?
This series reminds me of one of my favorites from a well known writer. Strong, admirable lead female, fast paced and interesting from start to finish.
One of the things I have come to like best about Valerie Davisson’s writing style is not only the attention to detail but her ability to showcase more than one point of view in the story. While the book is meant to be a mystery, there are a lot of deeper scenarios than just a cat and mouse thriller.
I am fairly new to this author and really look forward to reading more from her. Definitely a 4 star, recommended read from me.

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Forest Park: A Logan McKenna Mystery Book 2 (The Logan McKenna Series) by Valerie Davisson – Review by Jennifer Gordon

Forest Park: Logan Book 2 (The Logan McKenna Series)Forest Park: Logan Book 2 by Valerie Davisson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is book two in Davisson’s ‘The Logan McKenna Series’ and widowed Logan McKenna returns investigating another crime to help out friends. It can be read as a standalone story although if read in order the reader has more of an understanding of Logan’s backstory. This is an exciting story which has a fast paced storyline and I was hooked from the start. Logan is staying at a hotel in downtown Portland, Oregon when a violent explosion rocks the town and results in a women’s death. The incident has links to the last days during the Vietnam War and the choices made at that time, now those that ‘cheated death’ during the war are under threat. When Logan realises that the police are investigating the wrong suspects she undertakes her own investigations especially as two of her friends are on the polices suspect list. A homeless vet is also under suspicion and Logan has to uncover the truth amongst the secrets and lies to discover if any of them are innocent. Meanwhile Logan experiences an explosion of her own in regards to her personal life. No Spoilers, as I recommend you loose your self in this book. I felt totally immersed in the the story and enjoyed being back investigating with Logan, who is an independent and loyal heroine of the series. Logan McKenna is a very likeable and relatable character who holds the storyline together well. I found this to be a page turner of a novel, a real crime, thriller, murder mystery, and one which had me hooked from page one until the very last page.

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Forest Park: A Logan McKenna Mystery Book 2 (The Logan McKenna Series) by Valerie Davisson – Review by Jana Teppih

Forest Park: Logan Book 2 (The Logan McKenna Series)Forest Park: Logan Book 2 by Valerie Davisson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Forest Park is the second book in Valerie Davisson’s Logan McKenna series. I read the first book and I was sort of on the fence about it. When I finished the first book I said to myself that I am open to giving Logan another try and maybe it was my expectations that got the best of me so I did what I had told myself to do and picked up the second book of the series.
The opening scene in Vietnam in 1975 piqued my interest. I have always felt drawn to the stories that have something to do with Vietnam war so I was thinking to myself “interesting, let’s see what it has to do with Portland, Oregon in the present time”… Next we jump into the Valentine’s Day of 2014 and Logan is ready to take her relationship of six months to another level but Ben never makes it … as she is already in Portland then she gets a meal from the Vietnamese food truck and checks into the hotel … next there is an explosion and the old Vietnamese woman who she bought her meal from is no longer alive … Logan feels that she needs to get involved to find out what happened …
So this is sort of the baseline for the story and it could have been pretty good … the only thing is that there were way too many point of views that the writer jumped among and at some point I had to ask myself who was xxx and where does that person come in … the other thing that really messed with me was Logan’s obsession with her weight … ok, I get it is so important here in the US for some reason but it just felt at time way over the top, even the cats weight was something that was written the way that it caught my eye …
I mean the murder gets solved, not really with Logan’s help and the way …. Well … there are some great relationships and moments that took me where I expect great books to take me and that is the reason I do give the story 3 stars and feel that one could take a chance and read the story, just take your time and modify your expectations and you will experience some great moments!

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Forest Park: A Logan McKenna Mystery Book 2 (The Logan McKenna Series) by Valerie Davisson – Review by Tausha Treadway

Forest Park: Logan Book 2 (The Logan McKenna Series)Forest Park: Logan Book 2 by Valerie Davisson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Forest Park: A Logan McKenna Mystery Book 2 (The Logan McKenna Series) by Valerie Davisson. I loved this book. Its my favorite genre and it was a page turner. This is the 2nd Logan McKenna story and I really enjoyed both of them. This story is about Logan McKenna who is a strong, independent smart woman. Logan is in Portland Oregon and is supposed to meet her boyfriend but he calls and cancels on her at the last minute. She checks into her hotel and goes out to find some food. While at the food truck she strikes up a fast friendship with the owners. As she gets back to her hotel room she hears a loud boom and when she goes to check it out she finds her new friends food truck blown up and one of the friends she made murdered. That leaves the other women as suspects. The police come in and are questioning all the wrong people and while Logan is trying to figure the murder out her own personal life blows up! Will Logan find out who the murderer is and why they murdered her new friend. Read Forest Park to find out! Its a fast paced page turner that you will not regret reading!

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Forest Park: A Logan McKenna Mystery Book 2 (The Logan McKenna Series) by Valerie Davisson – Review by Kerry Carr

Forest Park: Logan Book 2 (The Logan McKenna Series)Forest Park: Logan Book 2 by Valerie Davisson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the second book in the Logan McKenna series. It is a gripping story once you get into it. It takes a while to get going but its well worth sticking with it. There are some sensitive topics in this book which the author writes about in a sensitive and caring manner.

When there is an explosion near to the hotel Logan is staying out there are several suspects including two of her new friends.

As Logan tries to get to the bottom of what happened she finds she has a hard time knowing who to trust. Are her new friends trustworthy or are they lying to her? Who can and should Logan trust?

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Forest Park: A Logan McKenna Mystery Book 2 (The Logan McKenna Series) by Valerie Davisson – Review by Angela Shirley

Forest Park: Logan Book 2 (The Logan McKenna Series)Forest Park: Logan Book 2 by Valerie Davisson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Forest Park: Logan Book 2 is the second book in this series which follows the life of Logan Mckenna’s life through her job as a school teacher and a part time sleuth.

The story is full of mystery and drama with Logan waiting for her new boyfriend to arrive at the hotel they have booked for their first interment moment but when she receives the phone call that he has to postpone the trip she carries on and books into the hotel room. Upon the day she meets a food truck owner and someone from there family while talking to them she strikes up a bond of sorts.

Back in her room she hears a boom and finds out that the truck has been blown up and the women who she met has been murdered. With her new found friendship she decides to investigate the murder which uncovers things from the past which the family wants keeped hidden.

This is the second book by this author I have read and the second book in this series, I enjoy the topics which have been chosen to be explored but the multiply POV’s sometimes gets a bit messy within chapters and sometimes within the same paragraphs which can get a little confusing and somehow dilutes the story. Within the story I don’t fully get the character of Logan at times I am rooting for her one minute but other times she gets a little annoying.

The story as I said itself is intriguing and draws you into the thriller and mystery aspect of the book, the story is well written and flows well. I am looking forward to reading the next book and see if Logan can get her lovelife back on track and what next adventure she can delve into.

Reviewed by Angela Shirley