Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Great Escapes Book Tours Book Review: A Composition in Murder

Cozy Mystery

6th in Series
Henery Press (November 15, 2016)
Paperback: 266 pages

ISBN-13: 978-1635111132




With a new art teaching gig at Halo House—Halo, Georgia’s posh independent living home—and Halo society scrutinizing her family and her love life, Cherry Tucker needs to stay out of trouble. However, her sleuthing skills are sought by Halo House’s most famous resident: Belvia Brakeman, the ninety-year-old, blind CEO and founder of Meemaw’s Tea. Belvia confides in Cherry that the family tea empire is in jeopardy. The CEO suspects her daughter, the COO, has been murdered and she might be next. Her offer is hard to refuse, but will have Cherry treading on Forks County Sheriff toes, namely her personal Deputy Heartache, Luke Harper.
Amid her town troubles, can Cherry put her reputation, romance, and life on the line for the final request of a sweet tea tycoon? While she juggles senior citizen shenanigans, small town politics, and corporate family scandals, Cherry finds the sweet tea business cutthroat in more ways than one.
Review: The Cherry Tucker Mystery Series is one of my absolute favorites. Cherry reminds me a bit of Stephanie Plum before 20 + books took the wind out of her sails.

This is the 6th book in the series and everything is still fresh and fun. In fact, I'd say that the books actually get better as they go on.

Cherry is working at Halo House in this book, a high class independent living facility and the CEO gives her an offer she can't refuse to solve a mystery. Enter Luke Harper who is a quasi love interest of Cherry's and Todd who is her ex-husband who is now dating her nemesis Shawna who happens to have her brother in prison for kidnapping.

The mystery involves Belvia Brakeman a woman who owns a huge tea empire. Her daughter was killed in what looks like a hit and run, but Belvia doesn't believe that and she enlists Cherry's help to find out what happened, only she ends up dead too.

The mixture of craziness in Cherry's personal life and her professional life is really hilarious at times. The fact that her personal life and the mystery get mixed up together makes things even better, especially with the Halo House residents. There's something going on with them that isn't quite right.

The subplots in this book were fantastic and it really kept you guessing. Larissa has been very good at keeping you in suspense about the killer until the very end, and this book was no different. I was totally surprised at how things worked out.

This book is a great addition to the series, I hope we have loads more Cherry Tucker adventures to look forward too.

Rating 5 flowers

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Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for this wonderful review! Sorry I'm late getting to it, I'm in Japan now and my time zone is 14 hours off! I always enjoy being on your blog! I hope you'll be in my next blog tour for my new series in January. I always enjoy seeing your whimsical graphics! It's like visiting an old friend. :)

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