Friday, January 12, 2018

Review: Ginger Snapped by: Gail Oust

Title: Ginger Snapped
Author: Gail Oust
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Series: Spice Shop Mystery #5
Format: e-book ARC
Source: NetGalley


Piper Prescott and Police Chief Wyatt McBride might have gotten off on the wrong foot but, over the past year, their interactions have evolved into a friendship of sorts. And when the body of Shirley Randolph is found floating in a fishing hole, their relationship reaches entirely new territory.

Shirley, the town's Realtor of the Year, was also Wyatt's suspected romantic interest, and now the residents of Brandywine Creek are speculating that Wyatt is responsible for her death. As the town council moves to suspend the handsome lawman, Piper springs into action to save his reputation and possibly his freedom. She enlists the aid of her BFF, Reba Mae Johnson, along with Wyatt himself, to help solve the puzzle and find Shirley’s real killer.

Pointing them toward high-powered real estate tactics and possible affairs, the investigation soon becomes personal when Piper's shop, Spice It Up!, is burglarized, and she’s forced off the road late one night, narrowly escaping serious injury. Realizing that she must be close to uncovering the truth, and that the evidence against Wyatt is no longer circumstantial, Piper resorts to drastic measures to prevent a grave miscarriage of justice.

My Thoughts:

This book follows Piper Prescott as she is getting ready for Melly her ex's mother get married on the day of the wedding the police are called to Chief Wyatt McBride's house where a naked woman is found in his fishing hole.  The victim is none other than real estate agent Shirley Randolph.  Who killed Shirley and why?  And of course why would someone put her in McBride's fishing hole?

As Piper is determined to clear the chief someone seems to think Piper has something that ties to Shirley's death!  Will Piper figure it out or become a new victim?

This book is great mix of friends and family and watching as Piper weeds through the suspects along with her BFF Reba Mae and even Wyatt himself helping along the way.  As the murder case points to Wyatt things also heat up between Piper and Wyatt which I loved reading about.  Can't wait to see where this series goes next, especially with Piper's daughter going off to college.  
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