I have been waiting eagerly for Dirt Nap by Carolyn Elizabeth ever since I read the first book in this series. In Gallows Humor, I met and fell in love with the main characters, Corey Curtis and Dr. Thayer Reynolds. Corey and Thayer had to go through some excitement and rough times in the first book (especially Corey), but they managed to survive.
Dirt Nap begins where the first book leaves off. Corey is back to working in the morgue and is almost immediately sent out to help recover a badly decomposing body. Thayer is still working in Emergency, but with problems of her own. These two ladies can’t seem to get away from intrigue and trouble, and some of this trouble may end up testing their new relationship.
This is a perfect sequel to Gallows Humor and met all of my (admittedly) high expectations. Sometimes sequels can be disappointing, but not this one. We have the same mystery, intrigue, and romance that we found in the first book. Corey, Thayer, and all the secondary characters are just as like-able and easy to connect with. The romance is still as sweet, and it was fun seeing the two grow together through all the trials they had to endure. It was also fun meeting a few new characters and watching them develop. Ms. Elizabeth not only has the knowledge she needs in pathology and medicine for this story, she also shines in character development. This is what makes both of these books so great.
Dirt Nap is joining the first book in my favorites, and I’m sure you’ll feel the same way after reading it too. I will warn you here that this is not a stand-alone book. You need to read both books in order to understand and enjoy what is happening. However, since both are excellent novels, that shouldn’t be a problem.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bella Books for an honest review.