Author: Connie Archer
Series: Book 4 Soup Lover's Mystery
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Source: Received for Review from Publisher
Rating: Four Stars
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Reviewed by: Tina
Restaurant owner of By the Spoonful Soup Shop, Lucky Jamieson's Grandfather Jack is deeply haunted by visions and dreams of his heartbreaking and terrible past to the point of sometimes he feels there's no return.
He truly feels lost and past the point of no return when a group of local ladies are having a ritualistic celebration in the woods. He is asked to pick herbs from his garden for the wine that the ladies are to drink during the celebration.
When one of the women Agnes suddenly dies after drinking the wine. Agne's husband accuses him of tampering with the herbs Jack gave to them. Lucky does not believe her grandfather could have made such a terrible mistake and quickly jumps to his aid to help clear his name.
Meanwhile, Lucky's best friend Sophie is getting married to By the Spoonful's chef, Sage and Lucky is helping her plan the wedding.
While visiting Sophie's dead mother's property they stumble upon a dead body beaten beyond recognition in the creek on her property.
Lucky has a tall order to fill helping her grandfather and her best friend to discover who could have murdered these people. Sophie is also a woman with a past she discovers is not what she thought.
This book is filled with characters that come right off the page and make you feel for them and think about them long after you finish reading. This fourth book in the Soup Lover's Mystery was a page turner. With a little bit of every thing you could love about reading a cozy mystery, food, books, murder and compelling and flawed characters and best of all soup.
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