Flipped For Murder (Country Store Mysteries, #1) by Maddie Day
First in a New Series!
In this freshly baked series, author Maddie Day lifts the lid on a small town in southern Indiana, where a newcomer is cooking up a new start–until a murderer muddles the recipe…
Nursing a broken heart, Robbie Jordan is trading in her life on the West Coast for the rolling hills of southern Indiana. After paying a visit to her Aunt Adele, she fell in love with the tiny town of South Lick. And when she spots a For Sale sign on a rundown country store, she decides to snap it up and put her skills as a cook and a carpenter to use. Everyone in town shows up for the grand re-opening of Pans ‘n Pancakes, but when the mayor’s disagreeable assistant is found dead, Robbie realizes that not all press is good press. With all eyes on her, she’ll have to summon her puzzle-solving skills to clear her name, unscramble the town’s darkest secrets, and track down a cold-blooded killer–before she’s the next to die…
This was my first introduction to Maddie Day, and it was a great introduction! When I started this book I had a hard time getting into the story. The descriptions were beautiful and I loved “seeing” the rolling hills of southern Indiana, however I was just not immediately sucked into the story. However, I am glad that I stuck through the first several chapters because I ended up really enjoying the story and characters, especially the everything about running a country store that specializes in cheese biscuits! I was so happy to find the recipe for said cheese biscuits, in the back of the book, along with a few other tasty-sounding recipes. I can’t wait to try them out in my own kitchen. The plot itself is well written and well developed, however I did get lost in a few places because I kept forgetting who was killed. I think a bit more character development would have concreted her in my mind. I did peg the “who done it” about halfway through, even if I didn’t get the “why” part correct! I also enjoyed Robbie’s personal mystery that she worked through, of finding out who her father was.
This is the first book in a new series, but I can’t wait for more!
Overall, Flipped for Murder was a fun read with good writing enhanced by an enjoyable story line and great characters! I will be inline for the second book of this series!
I received an ARC of this book, from NetGalley, in exchange for my honest review.
This book released today, October 27, 2015. You can pre-order the Kindle version right NOW for $5.84!