Nick of Time

Today it’s going to be a review on Nick of Time by Tim Downs.
Nick Polchak, aka The Bug Man, is getting married to a woman that’s just as strange as he is, Alena Savard.
Alena is a dog trainer that people call. A witch because she trains her dogs by visual commands and not sound, and also because she lives on a mountain alone with thirty-seven dogs.
Just days before the wedding, Nick goes to a Vidocq meeting, a group of people that solve cold cases, and finds out his friend was killed. So he goes off on a search for the murderer and solve a mystery, all the while forgetting about his wife-to-be and forcing her to go searching for him.
Will he make it back for his own wedding or will he forget his bride at the altar? Will he solve his friends’ murder or will the murderer prevent him from finding anything?
I had never read a Tim Downs book let alone Bug Man series book, and at first I was repulsed with the thought of a guy that figures out murders by way of bugs. Ew, and his fiancé lives with thirty-seven dogs. So I had a hard time believing that I was going to like this book, but once the story got started and Nick got arrested, it changes it all.
I learned a lot, maybe more than I wanted, about bugs and where and what they do in and on a dead body.
The faith is pretty much nonexistent with only a pastor that is a close friend of Alena, but he never talks about his faith and that was a little disappointing.
No romance. Despite the fact that the couple is getting married, neither of them are very romantic people.
It had a very shocking twist in the story that is the entire ending so I can’t tell what happens, though I want to. It wasn’t at all what I suspected, but shockingly, I loved it nonetheless and thought it was believable.
Overall I loved this book and will definitely read more from Tim Downs. I’d give it four and a half out of five.
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