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Released: April 1 2020
Series: Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery #12
“This series is definitely one of my top favorite Cozies. I really can’t recommend it enough! It’s a must read!”
~ Under the Covers
I always get excited for a new Lee Hollis book and this latest installment in the Hayley Powell Food and Cocktail Mystery series doesn’t disappoint! If you’ve been following this series then you may know that there’s a little bit of a romance going on in this series. At the beginning of this book we find Hayley and Bruce married. However, it seems to me that not everything is going according to plan. This is especially true when Hayley’s meddling mother, Sheila, suddenly shows up a few days before they are set to leave for their honeymoon. Sheila has her own set of relationship problems, but Hayley doesn’t have the time or the desire to sort through that mess with all the other things going on in her life.
However, when Sheila is suspected of killing an old high school rival, Hayley works with the help of her friends, Liddy and Mona, to find out what happens. The interesting twist about this book is that Sheila doesn’t just wait in the shadows, worrying about what will happen to her daughter or her fate. She actually teams up with Liddy and Mona’s mothers to do their own version of amateur sleuthing. I’ve read a lot of Cozy Mysteries but this is the first time I’ve seen two sets of people going after the same thing. It was definitely refreshing to read and I loved the unique idea!
I also have to mention how quickly I read this book because I think that shows just how well-written and perfectly paced this book is. I always read Lee Hollis’s books pretty quickly, but this one I read in one sitting. It’s a fast-paced read that easy to follow and super fun and entertaining. This series is definitely one of my top favorite Cozies. I really can’t recommend it enough! It’s a must read!
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