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Monday, April 13, 2015

44) Plaster and Poison by Jennie Bentley

The Blurb :

Ex-New York designer Avery Baker left the bustle of the big city to start her own home renovation business in Maine. But as she renovates an old carriage house on behalf of a soon-to-be wed friend, she stumbles across a lifeless body-a person known all too well by the blushing bride. The small town is abuzz with big suspicions, and Avery realizes she must unravel a matrimonial murder.

My Thoughts :

This review was actually scheduled to post automagically yesterday but for some reason the magic failed and the post disappeared.

As I mentioned in my previous review I decided to keep going with this series and read the third installment straight after the second.  I don't usually do this but I am very behind on this series and the majority of the books have been on my Kindle for a while.  I actually read the first book back in 2011 and despite enjoying it I haven't had the chance to go back to it till now.  I think my goal of catching up with all the series I am behind in has helped motivate me to get books like this back on my To Be Read list!

Anyway what can I say about this third part?  It was as good as the previous two and I enjoyed it.  The characters are friendly and mysteries are interesting but not too taxing.  It isn't hard to figure things out but it isn't boring going along for the ride as Avery sleuths things out.

This time around we get to know some of the characters better with a lot of history being brought out into the open.  Also the character count increases with some additional family members coming to town for the holidays.  Some twists and turns make the on-going story worth continuing although I hope that Avery stops doing the whole jealous thing in regards to Derek's ex.

Can't understand why Avery went off on a tangent in this book and spent so much time on a cold case.  It was a nice enough story/mystery but with everything going on in the present it seemed weird to have her trying to hunt down something that happened 100 years ago.

This series has been sitting on my shelf long enough and I am determined to get them all read asap.  So expect a review for the fourth book sometime soon.  I am really enjoying the series so far and I don't want to leave it to get all dusty again!

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1 comment:

Aurian said...

Sounds like a good series Amber, thanks for the review. And we all have books like that, we enjoy the series, and for some reason, never continue. But it feels really good if you finally do catch up.