Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Review: Boiled Over by: Barbara Ross

Title: Boiled Over
Author: Barbara Ross
Publisher: Kensington
Series: A Maine Clambake Mystery #2
Pages: 304
Format: ebook ARC
Source: NetGalley

Description:

For Julia Snowden, the Founder's Day summer celebration in Busman's Harbor, Maine, means helping her family's clambake company to prepare an authentic taste of New England seafood. Any Mainer will tell you that a real clambake needs wood for the fire . . . so why is there a foot sticking out of the oven?

The townspeople want to pin the murder of the RV park owner on Cabe Stone, a new employee of the Snowden Family Clambake Company--who bolted from the crime scene and disappeared. Julia knows having another murder associated with her family's business is a recipe for disaster . . . but who is the killer? Cooking up a proper investigation doesn't leave much time for the rest of Julia's life, and this is one killer who'll do anything to stop her from digging up clues . . .

My Thoughts: 

In Boiled Over Julia Snowden is preparing for the Founder's Day celebration when the worst thing possible turns up.  A body under the wood in the fire.  With that new employee Cabe Stone has disappeared, running away quickly.  Julia believes in her heart that Cabe is innocent, but isn't sure why he's running.  She is determined to find out what is going on and how Cabe plays to all this?

There was so much about this book I enjoyed the fact that it takes place in small town Maine on the water was a great treat for me.  I love ocean side books something about small towns and oceans just draws me in.  Also meeting all the people Julia interacts with was also fun.  I also enjoyed watching Julia grow relationship wise realizing what she wants just hoping it's not to late with Chris the man whose taken her heart.

As for the murder that seems to head in one direction which is Cabe the newcomer to the island.  Where did Cabe come from?  What is his story?  Julia is determined to find out what his story is so she can help keep him out of jail.  And the victim how many people wanted to snuff him out?  Was it a previous enemy or someone new?  It was fabulous with all the twists and turns this book had.  This one will definitely catch you and reel you in wanting to solve it as much as Julia does!



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