Friday, May 16, 2014

Review: Murder in Merino by: Sally Goldenbaum and Giveaway



Title: Murder in Merino
Author: Sally Goldenbaum
Publisher: Penguin
Series: Seaside Knitters #8
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback ARC
Source: Cozy Book Tour

Description:

It’s autumn in Sea Harbor, and as the tourists leave, a mysterious guest arrives. When she’s implicated in a crime, the Seaside Knitters must quickly table their knitting project and search out a motif for murder.

Fall is usually a relaxing time in Sea Harbor, but it’s turning out to be a busy season for Izzy Chambers Perry. Not only is she helping the Seaside Knitters make a magnificent throw to celebrate the fortieth wedding anniversary of her aunt and uncle, but she and her husband are finally selling the cottage she lived in before she got married and had a darling baby girl. To Izzy’s surprise, newcomer Julia Ainsley seems determined to buy the home—although she’s never set foot inside.

But on the day of the open house, things take a dark turn. A body is uncovered in the cottage’s backyard. When the police find Julia’s name and phone number in the victim’s pocket, this slender thread of evidence makes her a person of interest. Soon the spotlight of suspicion widens to include old friends and town leaders as a tragic happening, long buried in the sleepy seaside town, is slowly brought to the surface.

Before the joyful anniversary celebration can be realized, the Seaside Knitters must work to unravel the real reason Julia Ainsley has come to their town—and the tangled and troubled ties from the past that bind friends and townsfolk together.

My Thoughts:

This book was sent to me as part of a book tour, all opinions are my own.  With that said this book starts out with Nell and her husband working on planning a low key anniversary but people in Sea Harbor seem to have big plans for the happy couple.  As much as Nell would like to protest she knows that isn't possible.  How out of control will this anniversary be?

Jules Ainsley is new in town and everyone seems determined to find out what she is all about?  She spends her days running through Sea Harbor, is she really just a running junkie or is she up to something, especially when she keeps getting spotted with Danny the boyfriend of Cass?  To make it even more bizarre Jules wants Izzy's old house prior to her marriage with Sam, she stakes an interest in the house, but how can you buy a house sight unseen?

Before Julia Ainsley can buy the house local bartender Jeffreey Maera winds up dead in Izzy's old house by the shed with only Julia's phone number in his pocket did the new visitor have something to do with his death?  Who hated Jeffrey so much they decided to kill him?  Was it old waitstaff that Jeffrey fired?  Or his business partner that he argued with a few days before?  Or was it someone from Jeffrey's past?  And what is Julia's connection to Jeffrey's past?

What an incredible story it was just so addicting I couldn't stop until I knew what laid in the past with Julia's parents and who her father was so incredible.  I recommend getting this book you won't be disappointed at all!  Can't wait to see what Ms. Goldenbaum sews up for us next!

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Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

I really enjoy cozies like this! =)
Thanks for the information!

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