mardi 19 septembre 2017

Ax to Grind ( Kenni Lowry 3) by Tonya Kappes

Hello to all,

             Sorry to have been silent lately but i got a virus and it's a stronger one so i didn't win, now i got antibiotic and should be better by the end of the month......i really need to be careful as with me cold can get worse quickly. I will try to do my best to compensate for thazt time out but one step at a time.

Today release a  new Tonya Kappes cozy mystery in the Kenni Lowry series so i couldn't miss that and if you are behind in this series and quick you could grab the first book at very small price so don't hesitate! Now let see this third book: Ax to Grind

Happy reading
Publisher: Henery Press
Publication: 2017
ISBN:  1635112478
Genre: Cozy mystery
Violence: mild

Language: normal
sex: mild ( allusion)
Public: 16+
Source: Earc

Description from goodreads :

  Southerners keep their secrets swept under the rug, but what happens when that rug goes up for sale?

Bestselling author Berlye Stone, the most famous citizen to ever come out of Cottonwood, Kentucky, has died and put all her worldly possessions up for auction, but not without leaving one more manuscript behind. A hidden tell-all about Cottonwood that’s got more gossip than a ladies’ luncheon.

When Beryle’s assistant turns up with an ax in her back and the only witness is in a coma, Sheriff Kenni Lowry reckons someone in town will do anything to keep the manuscript from seeing the light of day. Her poppa’s ghost returns to help piece together the life of the Beryle he once knew, but his memory’s a little foggy, and any misstep could cause them a world of trouble. With the help of Deputy Finn Vincent, can Kenni sort through the secrets buried in Beryle’s books, or will this be her final chapter?

My opinion:
          I loved it! Tonya Kappes sure can give us a wonderful setting (Cottonwoods) and a feeling of the south atmosphere and it's a big part of what i like in the cozy mystery with that area setting even if i'm glad no to live there at the same time.  In this instalment  the mystery was very deep and it's funny to see so many people wanting to keep their secrets buried, and doing so much for that, especially  when some  are quite innocent...then in a town where you can't do a thing without everybody knowing it in minutes it's already a mystery that some secrets exist.

The intrigue was very well done and captivating, now i must say that i'm very curious about the consequences too but before thinking on book 4 let 's speak about number 3. Really the plot was great but also the characters interactions, seeing how the town can split for an election and how Kenni can be a furious woman when she feel betrayed was really fun, now i'm suspicious of Jenni and i still dislike Lonnie but i've discovered new character like Hattie who is moving, Kenni's mother is still on war path too  and all that mixes wonderfully under Tonya writing and deliver a story we want more of.

The pace is just perfect to keep us hooked  alternating between investigation, mystery and humour  and it's just  great!

i do recommend this series if you love southern mysteries and well written cozy ones.

Score:  4,5/5

Disclaimer:  i received an Earc and i voluntary reviewed this book.  All opinions are my own