A cozy murder mystery with a side of chocolate.
Emotionally reeling after the death of her grandmother, Gemma Channing is settling into Coyote Wells, the hometown where she grew up, after a ten-year absence. While coming to terms with the loss of her Gram, disturbing things begin to happen. Women are disappearing. Just when she begins to realize Coyote Wells has changed-and not for the better-she's forced to bump heads with Lando Bonner, her ex, a man who still carries around a grudge. But since she's digging for answers trying to explain exactly how her grandmother died, she needs his help. It won't be easy. Lando has never forgiven her for leaving him. Tensions flair between the two as a killer grips the town in fear. Is it kill or be killed? Who will the killer target next? And when will it all end?
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There’s nothing Gemma regrets more than letting her mother drag her away from her grandmother and home so many years ago. Now she’s back and staying put, keeping her grandmother’s beloved chocolate shop running after her passing and putting down roots again. She quickly becomes embroiled in the case of some disappearing girls. Gemma is a delight and I loved the chemistry between her and her sexy ex-husband, Lando, now the town chief of police. I love second chance romance and these two are adorable. The Native American mysticism was an added bonus. I enjoyed learning, along with Gemma, about the psychic abilities both she and her grandmother shared and how each of the three spirits will help her use and grow her abilities. Vickie cleverly and all too easily had me running in circles. one misdirection after another keeping me guessing until the last couple of chapters. Did I enjoy this book? I sure did. All the ingredients I ask for in a cozy mystery and some delightful characters. Would I recommend this book? I do, very much so. And I’m already reading Shadow Canyon, the next book.
Gemma’s grandmother died and left her the chocolate shop, so she’s back in Coyote Wells. Landon, her ex, is now the police chief. A small town, a missing woman… Gemma feels Landon is not doing enough and is drawn into the investigation. She searches for answers at Mystic Falls, on the edge of the reservation, a special place her grandmother had shown her. She finds her destiny….and HOME. She had no idea her grandmother was psychic, but it made her feel better knowing.. I love a good cozy with fun characters, romance and denial, danger and murder, and a dash of the paranormal of the psychic kind. And I do like when I don’t have a clue who the villain is, just a lot of questions. Mystic Falls is a story about broken hearts, lost love, second chances, and friendships, old and new. It is small town life at its finest. I quickly grew to love the characters and worry for their safety and happiness. I can see this series is going to deal with each Native American spirit that will be helping Gemma develop her psychic abilities. I love the mix, paranormal, Native American mysticism, romance, and mystery. Vicki McKeehan can pen a great story and I am looking froward to reading more about my new group of friends…in Shadow Canyon, Book II of A Coyote Wells Mystery series. The books stand alone. I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Mystic Falls by Vickie McKeehan.