Guidebook to Murder by Lynn Cahoon

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    The author did a great job in tantalizing me with suspects and scenarios that led me to believe I knew who was behind it all, and I was surprised at the revelation.

    In the gentle coastal town of South Cove, California, all Jill Gardner wants is to keep her store – Coffee, Books, and More – open and running. So why is she caught up in the business of murder?

    When Jill’s elderly friend Miss Emily calls in a fit of pique, she already knows that the city council is trying to force Emily to sell her dilapidated old house.

    But Emily’s gumption goes for naught when she dies unexpectedly and leaves the house to Jill, along with all of her problems…and her enemies. Convinced that her friend was murdered, Jill is finding the list of suspects longer than the list of repairs needed on the house.

    But Jill is determined to uncover the culprit – especially if it gets her closer to South Cove’s finest, Detective Greg King. The problem is, the killer knows that she’s on the case – and is determined to close the book on Jill permanently.

    Review by Taylor:

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    This was such a cool audiobook. I really enjoyed the narrator’s portrayal of Jill, the main character. She was able to capture a broad range of emotion.

    On one hand Jill appears weak but you can hear and feel her growth as the book progresses. Jill’s friend Emily is murdered and leaves her property to Jill. The detective, Greg King, is working the case and becomes Jill’s love interest.

    Set in a small town there are many secrets that are uncovered throughout the course of the book. I enjoyed all of the characters, especially Aunt Jackie and the narrator did a great job playing all the parts.

    I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a murder/mystery.

    Review by D. Love:

    This was a good read and I love the author’s style, which was warm and friendly. The background setting also gave me a sense of calmness. The tone was comfortable and the pace had a steady flow to it, making it easy to follow the storyline and clues.

    The author did a great job in tantalizing me with suspects and scenarios that led me to believe I knew who was behind it all, and I was surprised at the revelation. Jill is a great character and I like her determination to find the killer, even when threatened.

    With a likable supporting cast, that includes her aunt Jackie and hunky Detective King and with engaging conversations, this was very enjoyable and I can’t wait to read the next book in this wonderfully appealing series.