When Kate’s next door neighbour’s brother goes missing, she has no one else to turn to but Kate. Her past as a PI comes in handy as she drives to Denver and tries to find out what happened. However, suddenly he is also a person of interest in a murder that happened in the apartment. Not only does Kate have to find the brother but also the person who is trying to kill them.
Man, I’m so happy that I picked up with series. This book was so good. We get to see Kate working as a PI this time. There isn’t much reacting in this book like the last time, but rather it’s a chase and her actively looking through the case.
The characters were fleshed out a bit more, the town was expanded, and we even got more backstory to Kate. This time she deals with a detective from Denver and he gives Trent a little more backstory. Though Trent didn’t play a big role in this book when he did appear he was depicted being sensitive towards Kate and looking out for her back. Though it is obvious that author wants to get Trent and Kate together, she through another character in.
I am no happy that a second romantic lead has been introduced into the book series. I am over this specific trope in mysteries. That isn’t how people are in real life, so I don’t like how it’s incorporated into the story.
After her boss was murdered in Chicago, and a few other life events. Kate comes back to town to take over her family’s bakery so her parents can retire. However, her old life and as private investigator follows her back to Cresent Creek. After multiple break-ins and threatening letters, she calls in the police. Now with her ex-boyfriend, Trent, on the case, things are bound to get even more hectic.
We have seen bakers turned amateur detective, but I think this is the first book that I’ve read that the main character is a Private Investigator turn baker. I enjoy how this book took a spin on a common trope in this genre.
Though I found it was a little easy to figure out, that was fine because this book was so heavily focused on introducing the characters and their background with Kate. Since the reader is dropped into a town where Everyone knows everyone else. It’s nice to have the back story. We also get to see what Kate’s life was like when she was in Chicago.
I love the simple writing style that was used in this book. It was a very good start to this series.