Review: I don't know how I managed to miss this series up until now. I love cozies that have a huge animal focus.
I really couldn't put this book down once I started it. It was a fast fun read and if you haven't jumped into this series yet, you'll be going back for more.
Stan "Kristan" Conner has a romance that's heating up in this book as well as her mom. I love that there aren't any love triangles going on. Though Stan isn't all that thrilled about her mother's love interest, the mayor of Frog Ledge.
Can I just say I love the name of the town?
Its at the engagement party that we meet Eleanor who is the character that ends up dead and who probably deserves to be dead as far as characters are concerned.
Stan's mom, is probably one of the most annoying characters that I've encountered in a book in ages. She's just not pleasant at all. She's domineering and just unpleasant in the way she treats her daughter. What mother invites her daughters ex to a party? As well as a bunch of her ex co-workers? It just doesn't seem right.
I loved the side story with Stan's sister Caitlyn and Kyle, her ex, who is trying to win her back. There are definitely some funny moments between these two. My favorite involved a serenade very early in the morning.
Then there was the murder victim's daughter Monica. You knew there was something up with her and when you found out what it was, you feel a bit sorry for her.
This book didn't feel as much like a cozy mystery as it did a family saga. The murder seemed very incidental, though that didn't make the book any less enjoyable. In fact, there was more talk about the case than trying to solve it. Nothing seemed to get done until the book was really more than halfway over, it was mostly Caitlyn and Kyle and Stan trying to get her shop ready to open.
The ending was fabulous. The killer definitely wasn't who I expected.
This was a fabulous read! I can't wait to go back and read the other books
Rating 5 flowers