*~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~*
There has been a murder in San Bastion Bay and Olivia Darrow just might be next. Not the best birthday present she could have asked for.
Now a potential suspect in the murder investigation, Olivia must find out who poisoned her least favorite customer and stop the killer from striking again. Unfortunately, her list of suspects includes nearly the entire town and a hooded figure seems determined to ensure the culprit remains hidden. In a race against the clock, will Olivia uncover the truth before it’s too late? Or has she been framed to take the fall?
A feel-good, festive 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.
This first book by this author duo was a great, entertaining read and I enjoyed it very much.
The blurb was promising and the way it was delivered gave me a satisfying feeling after I finished it.
With Olivia we have a nice, but independent heroine who’s having her own tea shop. With the help of her sister Ivy and her mother she is keeping her business alive & loves what she does. Until a patricular nagging town person, Jenny Walker – unpopular by a lot of people in town – was found dead in front of her shop. And it’s Olivia who’s one of the suspects.
The crime case the two ladies are presenting is an entertaining, thrilling tour of events, twists & misunderstandings with more than one suspect.
I really liked the easy style, the great floating in words & the descriptive setting. I also adored that Olive is the shop owner of a tea shop, my beloved drink. :3 I would totally love to visit & chat with her if she was real. 😀
The dynamics are definitely in the book. Olive is a heroine who doesn’t sit still, a charming attitude and together with her sister we see a lot of charming, warm sides. This connection to her family is also the biggest point in the book, it’s the drive which gives Olive her energy, it’s her support.
I also loved the small side-story with the romantic subplot. It gave a promising hope of what we can expect in the next book.
The book was really entertaining, a great debut work and definitely not the last book I read by the authors. 4 out of 5 stars. 🙂