Welcome to Cozy Creek, a quaint tourist town nestled along the Pacific Coast.
Daisy McDare is busy nursing a broken heart, trying to build up her interior decorator business, and baking cookies when murder strikes Cozy Creek.
At first she leaves the investigation to Chris Crumple, the local bumbling police detective. But when Crumple arrests the wrong suspect, Daisy takes the investigation into her own hands.
Cracking the case won't be easy. She'll need help from her pastry-baking best friend Samantha, her wise-cracking Granny Annie, and her trusty West Highland Terrier Shamus.
It's up to Daisy McDare to find the murderer in Cozy Creek before they strike again.
I was disappointed with this read. I have read the book 1 and I really enjoyed it but in this one, not. This is the second book in the series and I was confused when I read about the same introduction about the Cozy Creek, and the characters of Samantha and Granny Anie. It was the same like in the book 1 (exact words). I think that wasn't necessary since this is a series so no need for repeated introduction of characters. Not only that, Daisy said she had never been questioned by the police in her life but she had already solved the murder mystery in the book 1. So that was really confusing. Aside from some editing errors, there were repeated lines from book 1. Here's example.
"....They don’t call me the Cozy Creek Cupcake Queen for nothing,”
“Who calls you that?”
“I figured if I floated it out there enough, maybe it would catch on as a thing,”
“....they don’t call me Granny Gumshoe for nothing.”
“Who calls you Granny Gumshoe?”
“I figured if I said it about myself enough, maybe it would catch on. It has a nice ring to it after all,”
It's not only those repetitions that frustrated me. It's the plot also and the predictable events. It is almost exactly the same with book 1. Daisy was hired to redecorate and when she came back from shopping, the selfish and cheating husband was murdered. People around the victim didn't even shed a tear for him and all of them have motives for the crime. Daisy started investigating again with the same method in the first book, snooping around, approaching the suspects and talking to them about the information she gathered about them from her snooping. Then at the end, one of the suspects said something that clicked the idea who's the killer. Daisy confronted the killer, the detective and his men showed up, the killer spilled the truth then that's it. No mystery, no suspense, no thrill. Nothing. Those who have read the book 1 would understand my rating for this read. I just hope the third book would do much better.
I don't think I can recommend this but if you haven't read the book 1, you might enjoy this read since you can't compare the two.
Rating: 1 star
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About the Author:
K.M. Morgan loves baking, crafts, cute cat videos, and reading mysteries.
The Bookish Ailurophile
Shin is a 27-year-old bookworm who loves books that give her adrenaline rush and makes her feel the characters' emotions. When she's not reading, she's either spending her time listening to oldies music while making some crafty stuffs made out of old book pages, or spending her time reading books with children at an orphanage.