While at a gingerbread workshop with Lilly and Amy, Heather is witness to a murder… Ok by witness I mean she heard someone through a door and when they finally got in it was too late. The victim was a well-loved baker in the community and will be missed. Her guilty conscience of not being able to get there to help her spurs Heather on to discover who killed her, and why did they use the weapon that they did.
This book was a little weird, I have to admit. It was interesting and the story had a nice flow to it… but there were some oddities in it. I would love to discuss it but I don’t want to give anything away because I really like that part of the book.
The mystery was simple but interesting. The murderer wasn’t in the book very much so it was a little difficult to figure out. You really have to think outside of the box with this book. I will say one thing… Heather really needs a gun license if she’s going to continue working these cases.
Christmas is supposed to be a festive time of the year, however, when Victor Hardbody is found dead in is own basement there are only 3 suspects. With the FBI called in due to someone browsing the Dark Web, Heather has to not only deal with the lack of co-operation of the Hardbody family but also an FBI agent with an ego the size of Texas. Oh well, at least Christmas is just around the corner.
Ok… So I have never been a fan of a who-done-it where the members of the victim’s family are the suspects. I know that realistically you are more likely to be killed by someone that you know that a complete stranger, but it’s still not a story I enjoy. I had an incline part way through the book that I knew who the murderer was but I didn’t know for sure until the end of the book.
This book introduces another cocky law enforcement agent, this time, however, Agent Orchard is an FBI agent. Though he was not in much of this book, I have a sneaking suspicion that, similar to other annoying characters I’m not a fan of, he’s going to be showing up again in future books.
Overall, this was a fun little book.