Saturday, April 13, 2019

Review: Kernel of Truth by: Kristi Abbott

Title: Kernel of Truth
Author: Kristi Abbott
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Series: Popcorn Shop Mystery #1
Pages: 294
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchase


An all-new Popcorn Shop Mystery bursts on the scene, featuring gourmet popcorn entrepreneur Rebecca Anderson and her poodle Sprocket.

Opening a gourmet popcorn shop was never on Rebecca Anderson’s bucket list. But after a failed marriage to a celebrity chef, she’s ready for her life to open up and expand. She has returned to her hometown of Grand Lake, Ohio, with her popcorn-loving poodle Sprocket to start a new business—naturally called POPS. As a delicious bonus, Cordelia “Coco” Bittles, a close family friend who has always been like a grandmother to Rebecca, owns the chocolate shop next door, and the two are thinking of combining their businesses.

But when Coco’s niece, Alice, discovers her on the floor of her chocolate shop, those dreams go up in smoke. The local sheriff thinks Coco was the victim of a robbery gone wrong, but Rebecca isn’t so sure. As suspects start popping up all over, Rebecca is determined to turn up the heat and bring the killer to justice in a jiffy!


My Thoughts:

This book follows Rebecca who owns a Popcorn Shop and is working with another shop owner to expand the business.  When her fellow business owner is found dead it's up to Rebecca find out what is going on.  Of course things don't go according to plan when Rebecca keeps trying to get to the bottom of what happened to Coco.  As she tries to figure it she finds herself inside the police station more times than she wants to count!  So who killed Coco and why?

I loved this story Rebecca is great she's not perfect and not always making the best choices and I think it works for this series to have a girl who plays a not good girl but not quite bad either is definitely a nice change to the cozy genre. 

I also loved meeting all the people that live with Rebecca in her hometown and how she deals with moving back after a marriage that fell apart even though her ex-husband can't figure that out yet.  Definitely a great addition to the cozy mysteries out there and one I wouldn't mind reading again and again!  Rebecca has just the right amount of sass!

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