Saturday, April 23, 2016

Review: Raisin The Dead by: Karoline Barrett

Title: Raisin The Dead
Author: Karoline Barrett
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Series: Bread & Batter Mystery #2
Pages:  242
Format: e-book ARC
Source: GEBT & NetGalley


The author of Bun for Your Life returns to Destiny, New York, where bakery owners and amateur sleuths Molly Tyler and Olivia Williams never crumble under pressure...

While the rest of Destiny is focused on the arrival of an upper crust perfume mogul, Molly is more concerned about what’s on the front page of the newspaper: her mother. Library director Anne Tyler was photographed at the most romantic restaurant in town having a cozy dinner with library advisory board member Philip Baldeli. But there’s more for Molly to worry about after Philip is found dead a few days later.

When Detective Sean Corsino zeroes in on Anne as a person of interest in the case, it turns down the heat on his budding romance with Molly. But after he’s injured during the course of his investigation, Molly and Olivia must step in to sift through the clues and clear Anne’s name.

My Thoughts:

This book follows Molly Tyler and Olivia Williams who are the owners of Bread & Batter Bakery and find their town is turned upside down when Serafina arrives in town to see her great uncle Philip Baldeli very soon after her arrival he winds up dead.  It doesn't help that Molly's mother was seen with Philip arguing about construction on the library.  Did Molly's mother commit murder or was it the perfume mogul?

In Molly and Det. Sean Corsino the level of their relationship is rising that is until someone from Sean's past appears in the form of Jordan's twin sister Felicia and she thinks she is what is best for Sean.  Add to new horses being brought into the small town as part of something the police chief wants to implement.  Sean finds himself thrown from a horse and in the hospital fighting to survive.  Of course Felicia thrives on this and uses it to her advantage even going so far as to use Sean's marriage license to Jordan as part of her ruse/  Can Sean and Molly get Felicity to leave once and for all?

Molly finds out more about the library trying to upgrade and those opposed to it.  Could a supporter done in Philip or was it the engagement?  Is there more to his girlfriend Jill?  There really are no shortage of possibilities in this story. 

I loved this story reading about the different people and how well they come together.  I also enjoyed Molly and Serafina's relationship once Molly got Serafina to chill about it being a small town.  I also enjoyed reading about Molly and Sean and to see where there relationship was headed!

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