Saturday, August 12, 2017

Review: Olive and Let Die by: Susannah Hardy

Title: Olive and Let Die
Author: Susannah Hardy
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Series: Greek To Me Mystery #2
Pages: 290
Format: e-book
Source: Author Sent


The second Greek to Me Mystery from the author of Feta Attraction

As manager of the Bonaparte House, a historic landmark and Greek restaurant in upstate New York, Georgie Nikolopatos knows her local legends—and her traditional Greek recipes are to die for.

Between her soon-to-be ex-husband Spiro coming out of the closet and her budding romance with Captain Jack Conway, Georgie’s life is beginning to feel like a soap opera.  And that’s before a surprise visit from her estranged mother Shirley, better known as soap star Melanie Ashley. But the dramatic family reunion takes a chilling turn when another long-lost relative turns up dead.

Just outside Spiro’s new restaurant, Georgie and Melanie find the body of Doreen Webber—a cousin Georgie never knew she had. With Spiro’s partner Inky on the list of suspects, Georgie begins to wonder what else her mother may be hiding. Is the dead-broke diva capable of murder?  She’d better find out before someone adds a new twist to the family plot.

My Thoughts:

This book follows Georgie whose been working with Sophie her almost ex-mother in law at the restaurant when Georgie's mother appears out of nowhere.  Within a short time Georgie's cousin Doreen Webber is found dead and the police arrest Inky Spiro's boyfriend for the crime.  Georgie decides to figure out what is going on and why her mother is here.  Will Georgie figure it out in time or will everyone involved run out of time?

I loved this book which really focuses on greek influence and mystery.  I love how she is dating now and is accepting of her husband's relationship with his boyfriend.  I also loved the relationship between Georgie and Sophie.  It's really a mother daughter bond.  As Georgie has such a horrible relationship with her own mother.  We really get to see the layers of issues between Melanie aka Shirley and Georgie.  These two really have a lot of work to do and will be interesting to see it progress!
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