BOOK REVIEW: The Frame-Up (The Golden Arrow #1) by Meghan Scott Molin

Posted December 10, 2018 by wildandw in ARC Review, Book Reviews / 2 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: The Frame-Up (The Golden Arrow #1) by Meghan Scott MolinThe Frame-Up (The Golden Arrow #1) by Meghan Scott Molin
Series: The Golden Arrow #1
Published by 47North on December 1, 2018
Genres: Action & Adventure
Format: ARC

By day she writes comic books. By night, she lives them.

MG Martin lives and breathes geek culture. She even works as a writer for the comic book company she idolized as a kid. But despite her love of hooded vigilantes, MG prefers her comics stay on the page.

But when someone in LA starts recreating crime scenes from her favorite comic book, MG is the LAPD’s best—and only—lead. She recognizes the golden arrow left at the scene as the calling card of her favorite comic book hero. The thing is…superheroes aren’t real. Are they?

When the too-handsome-for-his-own-good Detective Kildaire asks for her comic book expertise, MG is more than up for the adventure. Unfortunately, MG has a teeny little tendency to not follow rules. And her off-the-books sleuthing may land her in a world of trouble.

Because for every superhero, there is a supervillain. And the villain of her story may be closer than she thinks…


The Frame-Up is a fun, genre-bending book that mixes action & adventure, mystery, and a bit of romance and gives readers a story that appeals to their inner geek!

In this debut novel, Meghan Scott Molin brings us a diverse cast of characters, including a badass female lead, Michael Grace (“MG”), her conservative cop boyfriend, Matteo, and her drag queen BFF (Lawrence).  I honestly love the characters in this book!  MG is a smidge on the annoying side and made some dumb choices, but I still like her.

The premise for The Frame-Up is intriguing.  I just felt that the execution fell a little flat.

This is a fast paced read with great wit and tons of the comic culture, which I enjoyed.  I was often not a fan of the narration, though, and thought it could have used a bit more editing.

Overall, The Frame-Up has some appeal.  I’m not sure it had enough for me to want to continue the series, but I think some readers will love the story!

“I spent so much time pushing people away because they didn’t fit what I was looking for, and in the end what I needed was someone to bring me out of my prejudices.”


*Thanks to Little Bird Publicity and Thomas & Mercer for providing me with a copy of this book. Please note that it, in no way, had an effect on my opinion or review.


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