Clare Cosi’s new friend, millionaire David Mintzer, has an offer no New York barista could turn down: an all-expenses-paid summer away from the sticky city. At his Hamptons mansion, she’ll relax, soak up the sun, and, oh yes, train the staff of his new restaurant. So Clare packs up her daughter, her former mother-in-law, and her special recipe for iced coffee—for what she hopes will be one de-latte-ful summer…
Soon, Clare tends the coffee bar at her first Hamptons gala. But the festivities come to a bitter end when an employee turns up dead in David’s bathroom—a botched attempt on the millionaire’s life. Thanks to the Fourth of July fireworks no one heard any gunshots, and the police are stuck in holiday traffic. Concerned for everyone’s safety, Clare begins to investigate. What she finds will keep her up at night—and it’s not the java jitters....
My Thoughts :
I am having a difficult love/hate relationship with the Coffeehouse Mystery series and fear that it will continue. This fourth book in the series didn't do much for the love side of the relationship but for some reason I can't stop myself from being interested in the next installment.
Clare is a highly annoying character with conflicting views on so many things and she constantly manages to get on my nerves with her condescending manner. This combined with her snobby attitude about everything coffee related makes her really hard to like. Don't even started on her investigations with she stumbles through like an elephant in a minefield. How she hasn't gotten herself killed or even badly hurt is beyond me.
This is a series that really makes me wonder if the author likes the main character or if she really wants her to come across as this annoying woman who I wouldn't usually give the time of day to. However I really have to wonder why the series is already so long and doing so well. There is obviously something about it because I don't think I can keep away either.
Listening to this series definitely helps because I am very sure that I wouldn't have finished reading this if I had read the physical version. I will be checking out more of the series even though I don't know why I would want to. There isn't anything very positive I can say about any of it but I still find myself wanting to listen to more of the series. It is a true mystery!