Sunday, November 11, 2018

Blog Tour and Review: A DIFFERENT KIND OF REUNION (A Gilda Greco Mystery) by Joanne Guidoccio

About the Book

While not usually a big deal, one overlooked email would haunt teacher Gilda Greco. Had she read it, former student Sarah McHenry might still be alive.

Suspecting foul play, Constable Leo Mulligan plays on Gilda’s guilt and persuades her to participate in a séance facilitated by one of Canada’s best-known psychics. Six former students also agree to participate. At first cooperative and willing, their camaraderie is short-lived as old grudges and rivalries emerge. The séance is a bust.

Determined to solve Sarah’s murder, Gilda launches her own investigation and uncovers shocking revelations that could put several lives—including her own—in danger. Can Gilda and the psychic solve this case before the killer strikes again?


This was a fun read as Gilda returns to the small town where she spent 7 months teaching and impacted on the lives of at least a small group of them. Several years later, she is contacted by Sarah, who is then found dead. The flirty Constable believes she died at the hand of one of the others in that group. He asks Gilda to come and has Cassandra, one of the other students Gilda taught, to help using her psychic powers.

This was well-written and had a quick pace. The discussion of alpha and beta men (and women) was interesting as was the reflection on how individuals change from 8th grade to adulthood. The killer was not obvious, though the conclusion made sense. I enjoy reading this series and Gilda and each can be read as a stand alone mystery. If you enjoy a cozy mystery, with only a slight paranormal bent, you'll enjoy this one. 

FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in the hopes that I would post an honest review. This has not affected the content of my review in any way.

About the Author

In 2008, Joanne Guidoccio took advantage of early retirement and decided to launch a second career that would tap into her creative side and utilize her well-honed organizational skills. Slowly, a writing practice emerged. Her articles and book reviews have been published in newspapers, magazines, and online. When she tried her hand at fiction, she made reinvention a recurring theme in her novels and short stories. A member of Crime Writers of Canada, Sisters in Crime, and Romance Writers of America, Joanne writes cozy mysteries, paranormal romance, and inspirational literature from her home base of Guelph, Ontario.

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Buy links:

Amazon (Canada)  Amazon (United States)    Kobo   Indigo   Barnes & Noble    iTunes   The Wild Rose Press

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  1. Thanks for the lovely review, Christa :)

  2. Thank you for your review on "A DIFFERENT KIND OF REUNION" by Joanne Guidoccio and for being part of the book tour.

    I'd love the opportunity to read this great sounding book which is on my TBR list.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  3. It would be a pleasure to win a copy of this book. I am not familiar with Joanne Guidoccio's books and am always on the lookout for new authors to try. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

    1. Hi Robin! I hope you entered the rafflecopter to win the book!