On Borrowed Time ( A Library Lovers Mystery # 5) by Jenn McKinlay

The New York Times bestselling Library Lover’s mysteries continue with a hot new case…

Loving a good cup of coffee runs in the family for Briar Creek library director Lindsey Norris. But when her brother, Jack, a consultant for a coffee company, goes missing, her favorite beverage becomes a key clue in a dangerous mystery.

Between preparing the library for the holidays and juggling the affections of ex-boyfriend, Captain Mike Sullivan, and her new crush, actor Robbie Vine, Lindsey has her hands full. But the mysterious disappearance of her world-traveling playboy brother takes precedence over all.

Afraid that involving the police could brew trouble for Jack, Lindsey takes matters into her own hands. But as her quest for her brother embroils her in a strange case involving South American business dealings and an enigmatic and exotic woman, it’ll take the help of both her library book club—the crafternooners—and her eager-to-please suitors to keep Jack from ending up in hot water…


  • File Size: 2372 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (November 4, 2014)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English

My thoughts:

I have to admit I won this book in a giveaway.  I have never read this series up until now.  After reading some the other reviews on Goodreads and Amazon I was wondering if the book was indeed as boring as some have said.

Lindsey is trying to find her brother Jack, one minute he is in the library in the craftnooners room and the next he is gone with a dead body is in his place.  Lindsey hides the fact from Emma when they police come to investigate.  Lindsey takes her on herself to find him not matter how much trouble she will get in. A lot of crazy things being with her apartment getting ransacked and other things.

Heathcliff her dog is interesting I love the name.  The love triangle that goes along to the story is a bit weird but Robbie is treading on thin ice as you can tell Lindsey still have strong feels for Sully and he finally opens up to her one night after they were followed on the beach.

Some parts are funny with the two guys trying to out do the other to get the attention and to try and protect Lindsey.   I also like the fact the series takes place in a Library.  I will read the books up to this one and see how it goes.  I enjoyed the story and look forward to seeing how I like the other books.