Shards of Murder (A Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery, #2) by Cheryl Hollon
When a glass-making competition turns deadly, glass shop owner Savannah Webb must search for a window into a criminal’s mind…
As the new proprietor of Webb’s Glass Shop, Savannah has been appointed to fill her late father’s shoes as a judge for the Spinnaker Arts Festival, held in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. With her innovative glass works, the clear winner is Megan Loyola, a student of Savannah’s former mentor.
But when Megan doesn’t show up to accept her $25,000 award, rumors start flying. And when Savannah discovers the woman’s dead body on festival grounds, the police immediately suspect her of murder. To keep from appearing before a judge herself, Savannah sorts through the broken pieces of glass scattered around the victim for clues as to who took this killer competition too far…
I was once again immediately taken with this story. As with the first book, I loved being immersed in the glass making business in this story, although I feel there was less of seeing the glass making side of the business in this book than in the first book. But with that being said I really enjoyed this story. The plot itself was well developed and interesting. I pegged the “who done it” almost from the beginning, even if I didn’t get the “why” part correct! But even after guessing who the actual murderer was I found myself second-guessing that many times throughout the story, as there were many twists and turns in the story, leading to an enjoyable read.
I loved seeing the characters of Savannah, Amanda and Edward grow in this book and I saw them become much more rounded and complex! And can we just talk about the cover? Another simply beautiful cover design! I was right when I said that Mrs. Hollon has a hit on her hands, this mystery series is awesome! I can’t wait for the third book, Cracked to Death, to come out on June 28th, 2016!
Overall, Shards of Murder was another fun addition to the Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery series. It was a fast read with an enjoyable, original story line.
I received an ARC of this book, from NetGalley, in exchange for my honest review.
This book is set to be released, February 23, 2016. You can pre-order your own Kindle version NOW for $5.99!