Bound for Murder

Bound for Murder

by Victoria Gilbert

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Overview

Blue Ridge library director Amy Webber learns it wasn't all peace and love among the "flower children" when a corpse is unearthed on the grounds of a 1960s commune.

Taylorsford Public Library director Amy Webber's friend "Sunny" Fields is running for mayor. But nothing puts a damper on a campaign like an actual skeleton in a candidate's closet. Sunny's grandparents ran a commune back in the 1960s on their organic farm. But these former hippies face criminal charges when human remains are found in their fields—and a forensic examination reveals that the death was neither natural nor accidental.

With Sunny's mayoral hopes fading, Amy sets her wedding plans aside, says "not yet" to the dress, and uses her research skills to clear her best friend's family. Any of the now-elderly commune members could have been the culprit. As former hippies perish one by one, Amy and her friends Richard, Aunt Lydia, and Hugh Chen pursue every lead. But if Amy can't find whoever killed these "flower children," someone may soon be placing flowers on her grave.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781643852430
Publisher: CROOKED LANE BOOKS
Publication date: 01/07/2020
Series: A Blue Ridge Library Mystery Series , #4
Sales rank: 40,040
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Victoria Gilbert, raised in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, turned her early obsession with reading into a dual career as an author and librarian. Victoria has worked as a reference librarian, research librarian, and library director. When not writing or reading, she likes to spend her time watching films, gardening, or traveling. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and International Thriller Writers and lives in North Carolina. This is her fourth Blue Ridge Library mystery.

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Bound for Murder 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
diane92345 14 days ago
Bound for Murder is the fourth book in the Blue Ridge Library Mystery series. I’ve read them all and they just keep getting better. Maybe it is because the characters feel like old friends. Amy and Richard make a great couple. I’m glad that Amy has gotten over her self-esteem issues from some of the prior books. They are now engaged. Everyone in the town is giving Amy suggestions for where to hold both the wedding and the reception. Hasn’t ever small town bride been through that? However, Richard’s “high-class” mother, Fiona, is the worst offender. Nothing in town is good enough for her. Sunny is running for mayor in Taylorsford trying to replace the corrupt mayor. When an old skeleton from her grandparents’ hippie days is discovered, Amy tries to help her best friend’s family so it won’t impact Sunny’s political run. In the meantime, the Chief Deputy Sheriff has asked Amy to research who the skeleton is. What amateur detective doesn’t set off at a dead run when they hear that? However, Amy has conflicting loyalties between keeping things on the down-low for the Sheriff’s office and for her best friend’s family. If you love cozy mysteries as much as I do, you probably love them mostly for the warm interrelationships between the characters. Bound for Murder has that in abundance. The mystery is challenging too with a whole creel of red herrings muddying the waters. This book (and really the entire series) is recommended for cozy readers that want to leave their own life and live someone else’s for a few hours. 4 stars! Thanks to Crooked Lane Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.
Dollycas 2 days ago
Dollycas’s Thoughts Library Director Amy Webber finds herself in the middle of another murder mystery, this time one that happened sometime in the 1960s. Amy’s friend Sunny Fields needs her help. A skeleton has been found on her grandparent’s farm. A farm with a colorful past. Her grandparents, Carol & P.J. Fields, ran a commune there back in the days of free love and enlightenment. The skeleton is soon identified as a member of the commune who was thought to have followed his dream and headed West. The investigation also shows the man had been murdered. With Sunny running for mayor she needs to get to the truth as soon as possible. Amy uses her stellar research skills to track down and meet with former members of the commune knowing any one of them could be the killer. Sheriff Investigator Brad Tucker asked her to help with the case by doing a little research. He isn’t happy when she actually starts pursuing leads on her own. He tries to rein her in when she receives several warnings to back off on her snooping, including vandalism at the library but she doesn’t back down. Amy is also getting pressure on the homefront to start planning her wedding especially from her future mother-in-law Fiona, who has some grand plans. ___ Again, Victoria Gilbert has her characters digging into the past and through that, we meet an eclectic group of former “hippies” all to catch a killer. In the guise of notifying them about the skeleton being found and “warning” them that the police may be contacting them as Sunny’s grandparents had asked, Amy gets up close and personal with the suspects. This approach was a nice twist. I really enjoyed the way Amy fulfilled her promise while still getting information. All of Ms. Gilbert’s characters are well defined and easily visualized. The core character’s stories continue to evolve realistically. Amy is very dedicated to her job as is Richard when it comes to anything related to dance and movement. Sunny like Amy is very determined and independent. It is to see why they are friends and how well they work together. Fiona is over the top, turning her nose up at almost everything, but Amy and Richard are learning how to deal with her. I like that Sheriff Investigator Brad Tucker knows what a great resource he has in Amy and that he is realizing she just can’t help but to get involved in his cases. The mystery this time was a tricky one because of the amount of time that has passed since the death, the age of the suspects, another murder, and twist upon twist upon twist. I truly thought I was on the right course to solving this mystery then suddenly there was a twist that turned all my theories inside out but got Amy on the right track. There was some edge of seat moments to raise our blood pressure as we got close to the end of the book. Nicely done Ms. Gilbert, I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. Bound for Murder has engaging characters paired with some shady ones that keep both readers and our protagonist on our toes. A very well-written mystery with a true romance and just a bit of humor to lighten things up. A strong addition to this series. I do recommend reading them in order but this one can stand on its own.
bookaholique 2 days ago
3.5 I've enjoyed the first three books of the Blue Ridge Library mystery series and was really looking forward to book four. Librarian Amy Webber uses her natural research (aka sleuthing) skills to help solve a murder that occurred back in the 60s. She's determined to find the murderer, because the suspects at the top of the list are the grandparents of her best friend Sunny. Her poking around turns up several other suspects and now she just needs to figure out who did the dastardly deed. I've grown to like Amy and the other characters in the series. Amy is always determined to uncover the truth. She just can't help it. Her inquisitive mind just won't let her walk away and her kind heart just can't say no when a friend asks for help. The ending to this one was pretty exciting and had me racing to the end. My thanks to Crooked Lane Books and Netgalley for this ARC.
chefdt 7 days ago
Bound For Murder is the fourth book in the Blue Ridge Library Mystery series. Amy and Richard’s wedding is not too far off and Amy is anxiously awaiting her wedding day. Many of the residents of Taylorsford have been offering her wedding planning suggestion and Richard’s mother feels that anything in Taylorsford is suitable for the wedding of her son. Amy’s assistant at the library, Sunny, is running for mayor of the town. Amy is willing to help any way she can, but still, she has to try to avoid any confrontations with the current mayor. But soon Sunny’s run for mayor may be in jeopardy when a body is found buried on Sunny’s grandparent’s farm. The body is unidentifiable, but the grandfather tells Amy that the farm used to be a commune in the 1960s. He also shares that a young man, Jeremy Adams, has disappeared around 1963. The group wasn’t concerned about his disappearance as he often talked of heading to Los Angles to pursue a music career. It is determined that the body is in fact that of Adams and his death wasn’t from natural causes. Amy will need to call on her friends to help solve the death of Adams to help Sunny chance to win the mayoral election. I always look forward to reading the next book in this enjoyable series. They are always well-written and interesting stories and it’s great to visit with the interesting residents of Taylorsford.
Floyd Johnson 8 days ago
The small town of Taylorsford, VA, had its share of shady characters. Many arose from the small commune that had its origin and downfall during the ’60s on a farm located on the outskirts of town. This was of course escalated by the drug culture that was part of commune life. But now some of those shady characters were grown up and running for public office. Some were returning to visit friends. And there were those who were returning for murder. Much of the story focuses on the town library and its librarian, Amy Webber, and a forty-year-old murder associated with the members of the commune. The more Amy discovered about the commune’s history, the more dangerous life became for her and her friends. Time was running out before there would be more murders. The author has built an enjoyable cozy mystery that easily holds the reader’s attention from page 1 to the last sentence. Though there are two cats woven into the story, there is no library cat. But even without the cat, the book was an enjoyable read. ______________ This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are my own.
ebookaddictsuk 8 days ago
This is the first book in the Blue Ridge Library Mystery that I have read, and seeing as this is book four in the series it was more than easily read as a stand alone, though to get a better feel for the characters it will be good to start from the beginning Amy is the director of the Blue Ridge Library and as it would seem a great researcher and sleuth on the side. When a body is discovered at Vista View farm where her friend Sunny's grandparents live, it appears the past is coming back to haunt them, so Sunny and her grandparents enlist Amy's help. PJ and Carol used to run Vista View as a commune back in the 60/70's when it was a time of free love, drugs and hippies, and Amy's research leads to quite a few potential suspects. Bound For Murder was a great clean cozy mystery with wonderful characters, it was also filled a few twists and turn to throw you off and keep you reading.  4 stars
Anonymous 9 days ago
3.25 stars The Blue Ridge Library Mystery series has been entertaining. I found this fourth entry slightly less so. There is a lot of background to these characters and their relationships, and if you hadn't read the others I think much of this book would be confusing so I can't really recommend it as a standalone. On the plus side, librarian Amy Webber is an appealing character and her romance is mostly angst free, always a plus. On the minus side, much of this book feels dated. The basic plot is that a friend/employee of Amy's has two living grandparents who operated a commune back in the 60s. And unfortunately no 60s cliche is overlooked. There is a lot of Reefer Madness type drug talk going on. At any rate, a dead body is found on their organic farmland and it turns out it's one of the commune's former residents. The investigation turns over a lot of rocks. Amy is enlisted to "warn" the old communistas that they may be contacted by police. Not very believable. I didn't think the plot hung together that well and I had a few head scratching moments. How could a librarian (a city employee) run for mayor and vow to keep working at their job? If you're a fan of the series, it's fun to keep current and the writing is fun and nicely done, even if this isn't the strongest book in the series. Thanks to the publisher and to Net Galley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for my honest review.
CozyUpWithKathy 9 days ago
an intricately plotted mystery with lots of red herrings and subtle clues BOUND FOR MURDER by Victoria Gilbert The Fourth Blue Ridge Library Mystery Sunny's grandparents are always mellow and full of light and love, after all, they ran a commune on what's now their now organic farm in the 1960s. But the county dredging up the creekbed adjoining their farm has them getting upset. The noise and possible destruction of trees is nothing compared to what the workers discover- a human skeleton. Everyone is quick to blame the grands, especially when the remains turn out to be those of a former commune member. Librarian Amy Webber agrees to give former commune members a heads up that a visit from law enforcement officials could be imminent while also assisting the Sheriff with some research. However, when a former commune member is shot and Amy is warned to stay away from the investigation, she decides to simply be more discrete. Will her research uncover the truth before she's put out of circulation? The danger of old secrets coming to light is the crux of this fourth Blue Ridge Library Mystery. Blame, regret, and shame can fester. Things thought left far behind can reappear and wreak havoc on the life you've made, opening up old wounds and causing new hurts. I truly enjoy a novel where an old crime is the heart of the mystery. I appreciate when most of the suspects are of a certain age. Old timers can be just as dangerous as the youth, and Kurt is a prime example of that. Relationships continue to play a major role here. Amy and Richard hit their stride while planning a wedding with"help" from almost everyone-from strangers to family. How they deal with Richard's mother and two mischievous scene stealers is stellar! Then there are the relationships between friends, couples, and family, all providing even more meat to the story. An intricately plotted mystery with lots of red herrings and subtle clues, BOUND FOR MURDER shows that past decisions can not only impact you, but those around you. Who knew research could get you into so much trouble? FTC Disclosure – The publisher sent me a digital ARC provided through NetGalley, in the hopes I would review it.
AUByrd 11 days ago
This is the fourth book in the Blue Ridge Library Mysteries series featuring Amy Webber and a familiar group of secondary characters. In this book, the question arises early about the disappearance of a young man who had lived on a commune started by the grandparents of Amy’s good friend Sunny. Early in the book it is revealed that the young man was murdered and the body buried on the grounds of the commune. Rumors start flying, fueled by Sunny’s rival for Mayor who will use anything to try and discredit her as a candidate. Amy is first drawn in to the investigation as a favor to Sunny’s grandparents who want someone to contact a few members of the old commune and warn them that the police may look into their pasts as part of the on-going current investigation. The grandparents are hold-overs from the counterculture days and still don’t trust authority figures. They enlist Amy’s help as they want someone who has the advantage of being neutral as far as the history of the commune is concerned. As Amy begins contacting former commune members, she starts receiving anonymous notes advising her to step back from the investigation. She explains her continued interest in part because she is inquisitive by nature and in part because of the demo reel containing songs written by the young man before his death which one of the commune members gives to her. There are a few suggestions throughout the book that imply Amy feels as if the young man’s spirit encouraging her to find the truth. In addition to the mystery, there are a few back stories that give more activity to the book. Specifically there are some discussions regarding wedding plans for Amy and now fiance Richard. In addition, there is the local fair taking place, complete with baking contests, Sunny’s campaign for mayor, and the return of an old dance partner for Richard. All of these storylines take place well in the background of the book. The mystery is a prominent feature of this book, and it is well written and plotted. It was easy for me to determine the guilty party, so finishing the book became more about how Ms. Gilbert was going to reveal the answers. The book is well paced and is easy to read in spurts, so would be a good airplane or beach read. My thanks to Crooked Lane Books and NetGalley for providing me with an advanced digital read copy of the novel in exchange for an unbiased review.
Kerrinhp 11 days ago
Bound For Murder by Victoria Gilbert is the 4th book in the Blue Ridge Library Mystery Series. The series focuses on Amy Webber, the library director in Taylorsford, Virginia. Amy’s best friend is Sunny Fields, who works with her at the library. In this book, Sunny is running for mayor. Sunny’s grandparents own Vista View, an organic farm that had been a commune back in the 1960’s. Amy, who is known for her research abilities, is asked by Chief Deputy Brad Tucker to research people who had gone missing after a skeleton is found on Vista View during by a county excavation crew. What effect will this finding have on Sunny’s mayorial chances? Amy has a strong suspicion that the bones belonged to Jeremy Adams, a former musician and drug addict, who had disappeared after leaving the commune. Once that is confirmed, Amy is asked by Sunny’s grandparents to contact former commune members and alert them about the investigation. In her research, she finds that a commune member has recently died under mysterious circumstances. Another commune member is murdered the day after speaking to Amy. Other members, including a famous poet who recently moved to Taylorsford, become very suspects due to their strange behavior during the investigation. All of them, along with Sunny’s grandparents, seem to be keeping a secret. A wealthy neighbor who was a former drug dealer during the heyday of the commune, along with several other people, try to warn Amy to stay out of the investigation. She receives threatening letters and there is a break-in at the library. An investigative reporter shows up, but he is rather vague about his personal connection with someone who formerly lived at the commune. Amy tries to play matchmaker since she thinks the reporter would be a good match for Sunny, who has recently broken up with Brad Tucker. Using her fiance’ Richard as her sounding board, Amy is able to stitch together pieces of what happened through her own research, observation skills, and conversations with the former commune members. Unfortunately, just as the final piece comes together at the county fair, she is abducted. Will Amy ever get to plan her wedding with Richard? This is the first novel I have read by Victoria Gilbert. It is a stand-alone novel, but I found myself wishing I had read the first three in the series to have a better understanding of the relationships between Amy, her family, and friends.
Marshathereader 12 days ago
Bound for Murder is book four in the Blue Ridge Library Mystery series by Victoria Gilbert. I have read all in the series and number four could be read as a stand alone with very little problem. Amy, our protagonist, and Sunny are best friends and co-workers at the library. When remains are uncovered on Sunny's grandparents farm the suspicion falls on the grandparents. Now Sunny has her hands full since she is running for mayor. Amy feels that they couldn't have done it and jumps into investigating on her own. so Sunny can focus on the mayoral race. Then when a second murder happens in town with the victim also having ties to the farm, Amy delves deeper into the investigation and finds plenty of suspects. Throw in planning her wedding, playing match maker for Sunny with a reporter in town investigating the murders, and celebrating her future mother in laws birthday you get one stressed Amy . This easy to read cozy has it all, great writing, characters, setting, and a couple playful kittens. There is romance, love of family, plenty of twists and turns, and humor. I was given an ARC by NetGalley and Crooked Lane Books for an honest review.
kc20083 13 days ago
This is the fourth book in the Blue Ridge Library series. Although I had no trouble following along, I would have understood more of the character dynamics had I started at book one. I liked getting a peak at a librarian's job as well as the research Amy does for the police. She's clever and naturally curious but not pushy or reckless. The characters are all interesting and the descriptions and pacing are well done. I think the mayoral race was a little superficial, only used as a vehicle for gossip and rumors, with no mention of actual issues a small town would have. I received an advance copy of this book from Crooked Lane Books via NetGalley and this is my honest review.
kc20083 13 days ago
This is the fourth book in the Blue Ridge Library series. Although I had no trouble following along, I would have understood more of the character dynamics had I started at book one. I liked getting a peak at a librarian's job as well as the research Amy does for the police. She's clever and naturally curious but not pushy or reckless. The characters are all interesting and the descriptions and pacing are well done. I think the mayoral race was a little superficial, only used as a vehicle for gossip and rumors, with no mention of actual issues a small town would have. I received an advance copy of this book from Crooked Lane Books via NetGalley and this is my honest review.
Tangen 14 days ago
librarian, murder-investigation, amateur-sleuth, law-enforcement The librarian is the sleuth into murders past and present and nearly became a victim herself. Suspense, plot twists, and red herrings, along with some really convincing characters make the book interesting. It is one in a series, but care is taken to make relevant info available so that the reader isn't left floundering. It is an enjoyable read. I requested and received a free ebook copy from Crooked Lane Books via NetGalley. Thank you!
M_E_Gustafson 14 days ago
As the director of the town library, Amy’s research skills come in handy when having to go back into the 60s to unearth a story. One that could jeopardize her friend Sunny, whose running for mayor, as well as putting her grandparents on the top of the suspect list! This is the fourth book in this series. Each book adds a new dimension to the story, the characters are well-developed and likeable. The plot is well-conceived, and easy to follow, with suspects turning up everywhere! The twists and turns will keep you guessing right until the end. Once again, Ms. Gilbert does not disappoint with this series. An enjoyable read, a wonderful cozy, with wonderful characters! Starting with the first in the series is recommended, although, this can be read as a standalone Ms. Gilbert brings you up to speed quickly with the background stories, and the murders that happened in the past. I voluntarily received this book from NetGalley, and Crooked Lane Books.
Chatting-About-Cozies 14 days ago
An interesting investigation into a missing person case livens and endangers the lives of library director, Amy Webber and her best friend and assistant, Sunny Fields. Author Victoria Gilbert lines the shelves with clues and distractions relating to a local commune in the 1960’s and the flow of drugs and resulting addictions that disrupted the lives of several families. I found the key suspects an eclectic bunch and hard to tell if they’d cleaned up their lives since the 60’s, or not. My guesses as to the murderer’s identity didn’t pan out; therefore, I was surprised by the killer reveal. This is book 4 in this series and the first I’ve read, and I was easily drawn to Amy and her fiancé, Richard and their families, plus Sunny and her grandparents. I look forward to catching up on the Blue Ridge Library series beginning with book 1. I reviewed a digital arc provided by NetGalley and Crooked Lane. Thank you. My review is honest and unbiased.
BookloverUT 14 days ago
This cozy mystery was a little slow in the beginning. I felt that there was too much talking, and not enough action. But as the story continued, the action heated up. I also felt that there was too many suspects and it became a little confusing. I loved the romantic subplot, it made the main character more personable. I received an Advanced Reader's Copy in exchange for my honest review.
HigherEditor 14 days ago
I hadn't read the other books in the series, but it didn't really affect my ability to follow this mystery. The premise (murderous secrets of an old hippie commune being unearthed by a small-town librarian) was interesting. As I am about the same age as the protagonist and her friend, I could in some ways relate to her, although most elder millennials I know would avoid using landline phones or chatting up eccentric strangers in person like the plague. Anyway. The plot moves quickly. This would be a great beach or plane read! Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for a digital ARC!
the_judylwd 14 days ago
I have been reading this series from the beginning and I love it. Amy is the library director in small town Taylorsburg. She gets involved with solving murders, partly because she's adept at researching and mainly because she can't help herself. The author is great with throwing red herrings in. Every time I think I've figured out whom the murderer is, she makes the case for someone else. I adore Richard, Amy's fiance. He is such a good guy. And the cats are great addition! I thought the scene with Richard's overbearing mother and the cats was funny. The author has done a great job with creating a cast of characters whom I really feel like I know. I highly recommend if you love library mysteries or are just looking for a new series. Thank you to Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books for the ARC. All opinions expressed are my own.
Shelly9677 14 days ago
This is a well-written series with interesting plots and believable characters. I was first introduced to author Victoria Gilbert with the book, Shelved Under Murder, the second in A Blue Ridge Library Mystery series. The book was fun and entertaining and inspired me to read the rest in the series. Bound for Murder is a delightful mix of mystery and charm. I won’t summarize the plot here since you can read the book description yourself. What I will say is the story is well-developed and the ending is satisfying.
ganderson523 14 days ago
As Amy and Richard plan their future together while dealing with his mother, events are heating up for Sunny Fields, Amy's assistant at the Taylorsford Library, as her run for mayor is threatened by the discovery of a decades old skeleton on her grandparents organic farm. The grands had a commune on the farm in the sixties where they lived the life of hippies. That means that many of the residents were into drugs. The skeleton turns out to be a former commune member, a young man who has been missing for years, and was apparently murdered. Amy is asked by the grands to warn former commune members that the police may question them. Sheriff investigator Brad Tucker once again wants Amy to do research to help the investigation but to keep quiet about it. A couple of the members have been killed or died a suspicious death. Someone has something to hide and doesn't want Amy to meddle into the situation and she gets several close warnings. Of course, the current mayor and his wife are enjoying the negative atmosphere surrounding Sunny and her family. Things are very tense in Taylorsford until the mystery is solved with a surprising ending. I received a complimentary ARC from Crooked Lane Books through NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are mine only.
lynguy1 14 days ago
Bound for Murder is the first book that I have read by Victoria Gilbert. This cozy mystery is set in Taylorsford, Virginia near the Blue Ridge Mountains and was very enjoyable. The female protagonist, Amy Webber, is a library director in a small town. She loves research and has helped the police in the past. While this is the fourth book in the series it worked well as a standalone novel, although it may add to the enjoyment and understanding of the characters to read them in order. Amy’s best friend, Sunny Fields, is running for mayor and was raised by her grandparents who run an organic farm, but in the 1960s it was a commune. When human remains are found on their property, both the police and Sunny’s grandparents enlist Amy’s help. Amy has research to do, people to talk with, and a mystery to solve while she plans her wedding to next door neighbor Richard and supports Sunny’s mayoral campaign. The book is well-written with the right mix of humor and suspense. There are several potential suspects and enough twists and turns to keep the reader interested. The pacing is just right, but has more intense moments than a lot of cozy mysteries, which added to my enjoyment. The characters are well developed with a charming mix of personalities ranging from likable, intelligent, and independent to quirky to annoying to deceptive. There were several themes addressed within the book including library management, organic farming, county fairs, murder, grief, revenge, deception, wedding planning, drugs, communes and much more. I recommend this book to readers that like a good mystery, and I look forward to reading other books in the series. Thanks to NetGalley, Crooked Lane Books and Victoria Gilbert for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review.
nataliaramlal21 14 days ago
Library director Amy Webber's best friend and co-worker Sunny Fields is running for mayor. But when a skeleton is found in her grandparents' farm, it threatens to put a damper on her campaign. With Sunny's grandparents under suspicion, Amy uses her research skills to help them prove their innocence. This is a wonderful series and each book gets better and better. The story is well developed with enough suspects, twists, and turns to keep readers guessing until the reveal. As always, I love the way the town's history is woven into the present. This is one of my favorite cozy mystery series, so it's always fun to catch up with all the characters. Victoria Gilbert has created a well-developed cast of characters that you will care about and root for. While this isn't my favorite book in Blue Ridge Library Mysteries, it is still an enjoyable read and a great addition to the series. I look forward to reading the next book. Thank you to NetGalley, Crooked Lane Books, and Victoria Gilbert for the opportunity to read this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
CozyOnUp 14 days ago
When a skeleton is found on the organic farm Sunny’s grandparent’s run, times take them back to the 60s when the farm was a commune. With Sunny running for Mayor, there are some people looking to use this to discredit her and others looking to cover up the murder. Luckily for Sunny her BFF and boss, Amy, has been working quietly with the police to help identify the bones, but soon she’s also speaking to old commune members and is smack dab in the middle of another murder investigation. When Amy receives several warnings, it’s time to let the police run with the investigation, but sometimes life has other ideas. A great book to add to your new year reading list.
AMGiacomasso 14 days ago
I love this series and even if I found this instalment the weakest in the series it was and entertaining and engrossing read. It was great to meet again the cast of characters and see what were the ongoing developments. They're likeable and well thought as usual. The mystery was a bit weak and the ending seemed a bit rushed as everything happened in the last 4 characters and the culprit came a bit out of the blue. This book could be read as a standalone but I strongly advise to read the rest of the series. Recommended to this series fan. Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.