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Released: April 5 2016
Series: A Georgia Peach Mystery #2
Published by Berkley
“I’m glad I took the leap and tried out this author. I look forward to reading more from Susan Furlong.”
~ Under the Covers
REST IN PEACH is the second book in the Georgia Peach Mystery series by Susan Furlong but it’s the first book I’ve tried of this author. As you can expect, this one has a very Southern feel to it, which I really enjoyed. Our heroine is Nola Mae Harper and she’s an absolute sweetheart. However, I did notice that we don’t actually get to see much of her personality shine through. I don’t know if that’s the case because I’m starting the series with the second book or if she’s just not established well enough but I did feel a little bit of a disconnect with her character even though she seemed pleasant enough.
I appreciated that this book didn’t really waste much time with getting the mystery started. Furlong sets up the conflict well and I think that’s what really drives this book forward. Although the Southern vibe is present, it’s not overwhelming and adds a certain charm and sweetness to the story. It’s a great juxtaposition to the murder mystery that is happening.
I think I’ll go back and read the first book in the series just to better reacquaint myself with Nola’s character more. She seems like the odd one out in her group of friends so I think I’ll come around to liking her more as the series progresses. All in all, I’m glad I took the leap and tried out this author. I look forward to reading more from Susan Furlong.
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