Sunday, December 11, 2016

Egg Drop Dead - Review & Giveaway

Review


EGG DROP DEAD by Laura Childs
The Seventh Cackleberry Club Mystery

Suzanne Dietz simply planned on picking up some cheese for her farm to table cafe, the Cackleberry Club. What she found was unmilked cows in distress and the murdered body of the mild mannered dairy man. Urged on by her friends Toni and Petra, Suzanne simply can't leave the murder alone and decides to "poke around, quietly". Will investigating the murder, no matter how quietly, put a strain on her relationship with Sam and possibly impede their upcoming nuptials? Or worse, will it put her in the sights of a killer once again? 

Laura Childs deftly balances light and dark in her seventh Cackleberry Club mystery. The relationship between fun loving Toni and the overgrown juvenile delinquent, Junior, brings lots of humor, but this book shows a little more depth to Toni's feelings for her possibly not so soon to be ex-husband. Suzanne's relationship with Sam also shows some possible cracks as he seems much more interested in their upcoming nuptials than she. Childs doesn't shy away from including harsh realism such as the horse meat industry. Yet, the climactic chase to capture the murderer was unrealistic. I understand why Childs made the choices she did and it was an adrenalin rushing, page turning, exciting read. But law enforcement today would never allow that to happen. It does make for a fine story though.

EGG DROP DEAD entertains by providing a thought provoking mystery with numerous shady suspects while bringing attention to certain societal issues.

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3 comments:

  1. Love this series, can't wait to read "Egg Drop Dead".

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  2. I like that this isn't just a mystery, that there are societal issues as well.

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