mardi 24 septembre 2019

Valleys, Vehicles & Victims ( A Camper & Criminals Cozy 9) by Tonya Kappes

Hello to all,

Fall is here, cold and rainy ....perfect weather for an excellent southern cozy mystery book! We are lucky that the new Tonya Kappes's book release this week  with a fall setting even so grab a good cup of tea and.....Happy reading!

Publisher: Tonya Kappes
Publication: 2019
Genre: cozy mystery, southern 
Violence: mild
Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 16+

Description from goodreads :

 Welcome to Normal, Kentucky where nothing is normal!

The Daniel Boone National Forest is gorgeous in the fall. The leaves have painted the sides of the mountains with yellow, oranges, reds and browns you won't see anywhere else. That's why it's such a popular destination for weddings!

When a wedding party show up at Happy Trails Campground, Mae West is thrilled. She's all things girly and excited to assist the bride in all things southern, which is what the bride is hankering for.

Mae recognizes the parents of the bride when they arrive. They are from her past. The past she's been desperately trying to escape...especially since it was the time she was married to Paul West. This just isn't any couple, it's the owners of the famous Moonbucks Coffee Company.

Determined to get the happy couple married off and on their way, hoping to see some of her past drive off forever, Mae volunteers herself and the Laundry Club ladies to become the wedding coordinators.

The wedding is set to take place in the beautiful wedding barn at the Old Train Station Motel, only Gert Hobson, the owner of Trails Coffee Shop and providing the coffee for the happy couple, has decided there's no way she's going to help out with Tom Moon's daughter's wedding since she claims how years ago Tom Moon STOLE her coffee blend recipe known today as the special Moonbucks blend.

A public fight between Gert and Tom leaves Gert a prime suspect after a member of the wedding party is found dead at the wedding venue. There might not be a happily ever after for the bride to be or Gert Hobson if Mae West and the Laundry Club ladies don't solve the murder before the wedding party's RV rolls out of town.

My opinion:
        It's always a pleasure to spent time with people from Normal, there is always something happening and mostly it's murder since Mae joined them. No matter what  Mae and the ladies of the Laundry club can't stay out of it especially when one of their friend  is in trouble so when Gert is suspect in a murder, they want to find the real murderer.

It's full of humour and action too because the girls are doing a real investigation not just gossiping. I really loved the investigation part as the intrigue was really well written with twists to keep us doubting the culprit identity and motive.
I loved also to see how the people from Normal got protective of Mae proof she is really one of them now and we do learn more about her past too which was great.

The only thing i liked less was Hank's attitude....really he fell in love with Mae but still want to change her, tries to blackmail her ....he disappointed me. He can be a wonderful protective guy but not dictate Mae life's so i'm curious to see how they will solve that together.

A great southern cozy mystery which can be read as stand alone but so much better  read in order.

Score:  4,5/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and i voluntary reviewed this book

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