Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Review: Shards of Murder by: Cheryl Hollen

Title: Shards of Murder
Author: Cheryl Hollen
Publisher: Kensington
Series: A Webb Glass Shop Mystery #2
Pages: 320
Format: e-book ARC
Source: NetGalley & Great Escapes Book Tours


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 $50,000 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…

My Thoughts:

This is the second book in Webb Glass Shop Mystery and we find ourselves following along with Savannah Webb who is working in her dad's shop and judging a competition her dad regularly judged.  In this book one of the contestants doesn't show up to claim her winning and Savannah finds her the following day.  Of course that puts Savannah on the hot seat for the murder by Savannah is adamant she didn't commit murder and enlists her friends to help her get to the bottom. The big question remains who had the most to gain by the death of Megan Loyola?, and why?  Was it a fellow artists looking to get a break?  Or was it someone unrelated to the contest?  And why?

I love reading this book following Megan and the people who come and go in the Webb Glass Shop.  I especially love the relationship between Savannah and Jacob and how Savannah works well with him allowing him to have his dog with him, and allowing him to help with the mystery as well.  Definitely a great mystery book for anyone who loves a good mystery!
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