Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Rest in Peach by Susan Furlong

Title: Rest in Peach
Series: Georgia Peach Mystery #2
Author: Susan Furlong
Publish Date: April 5, 2016
Publisher: Berkley
Source: Netgalley

About the Book:
The annual Peach Cotillion, Cays Mill, Georgia’s biggest event, is fast approaching and Nola Mae Harper is just as excited as the rest of the town—even though she’s busy juggling both the cotillion dinner and the grand opening of her new shop, Peachy Keen. But she never expected that plans for the cotillion would end up in the pits because of the cutthroat competition between local debutantes.
When Vivien Crenshaw, insufferable church organist and despised mother of the town’s spoiled-rotten Peach Queen, is stabbed to death, the police turn to Nola’s friend Ginny as prime suspect. Apparently the two had fought over a one-of-a-kind cotillion gown. As Nola steps in to prove Ginny’s innocence she soon finds herself picking through a bushel of suspects, twice as many motives, and at the mercy of a killer all too keen on killing again.

My Review:
I am really enjoying this series. This second installment was just as good as the first. It was exciting to see what progress Nola Mae had made with all of her endeavors she started out in book one. It seemed a little disturbing to find out nine months had passed between book one and book two, but nonetheless it made for a little more mystery with the relationships that were going on. Excited to see how those continue to develop in future installments.

The town of Cays Mill to me is very quaint and entertaining. The specialty stores, the long time friends, the secrets of several town citizen, the southern hospitality, and cotillions are just a few things you’ll encounter during the reading of this book. The crime(s) was very clever and kept me guessing. I of course quickly latched onto the first person and had a hard time trying to see anyone else as suspect. It was very well woven and crafted.   

I have found another wonderful southern mystery series that I will continue to read.

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