*~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~*
A film crew enters San Bastion Bay, and the movie turns deadly when a starlet who hailed from the small town is killed on set.
Olivia Darrow must investigate the murder of the former prom queen turned movie star before the police arrest an innocent man. Unfortunately, the film crew and the town are full of potential suspects and dangerous secrets. In a race against time, can Olivia uncover the real killer before she becomes the next target?
A feel-good, cozy mystery about a quirky teashop owner and her side-kick little sister solving mysteries in a small town on the Californian coast. This book does not contain any cliffhangers, gore, graphic scenes, or foul language.
The second book in the Maritime Teashop Cozy Mystery Series let Olivia and Ivy not once taking their breaths because their calm, daily routine is mixed up by the arrival of the film crew for an upcoming movie where Olivia’s old nemesis and highschool bully Quintessence is the lead actress.
Being hired as the caterer for snacks & tea – lured by an attractive deal – she is soon a fix member of the crew – even temporarily. The daily routine of the set is disturbed when the actress, Quintessence is found dead & Olive is finding herself again in the role of the amateur detective.
This book had with the addition of some characters and aspects of the parts a great drive. I really liked how different the characters were set and with taking the town into a movie set there was a lot of possibilites which were definitely used.
The twists in the plot and crime case were entertaining and thrilling, many times I was on the wrong trace and the revealings at the end including the dramatic climax were suprising. :3
The romantic subplot from book one with Olivia and the local detective, Dean, is continued and I hope we see a lot more, but not only she is going towards her own happy end, her sister is exploring her love with a character you’ve met in the book before. Who’s it, I won’t tell, read this and the book before. 🙂