Thursday, August 20, 2015

Book Review/Giveaway Better homes and Corpses: by Kathleen Bridge

 Title: Better Homes and Corpses
 Author: Kathleen Bridge
 Series: Book 1 A Hamptons Home and Garden Mystery
 Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
 Genre: Cozy Mystery
 Format: Paperback
 Source: Received for review from Publisher
 Star Rating: 4.5 out of 5
 Reviewed by: Marlene

 Meg Barrett has recently turned her life upside down leaving behind a prestigious career in publishing, a wandering fiance, a beautiful Manhattan apartment for the quaint life on the eastern seashore in Montauk. She relocated to a small cottage on the beach and started her own interior design business. She quickly reconnects with her old college roommate Jillian and is offered the job of inventorying her mother, Mrs. Caroline Spenser's vast collection of antiques at her estate, Seacliff in the Hamptons.

 Upon her arrival she is shocked to find herself in the tail end moments of a murder. From that moment one Meg sets the task of helping Jillian through this time of mourning and to find her mother's murderer. Along with help from her father, an ex-homicide detective and his retired medical examiner pal, Doc Meg quickly finds herself in the center of maze of lies, revenge and a full load of this family's dirty laundry.

 I enjoyed this book immensely it gave you a lot of suspects to look at and kept me guessing, switching up who I though was likely the one who was the murderer. The author created a wonderful intricate web of stories and clues it kept me reading, I almost finished the book in one sitting. The set of characters in this story are engaging and identifiable. I found I respected Meg as a strong, independent woman with a disadvantage that didn't stop her from doing what she wanted and in her own way.

 There is also a fair amount of likable male characters, Cole the prodigal son, Van the surfer, Adam the charmer and Doc the protector.

 FTC Disclosure: Thank you to the publisher and/or author for providing us with a copy of this book for review.This did not influence our thoughts in any way. All the opinions of the book and review are our own and our reviews are honest.

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 The giveaway closes at 9:00 am EST August 21st . Entries will not be counted after 9:00 am EST August 21st. The winner will be announced on the blog and Facebook Page and notified by email (don't forget to check your SPAM FOLDER)

40 comments:

  1. Looks like an interesting read! Thanks for the opportunity!
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  15. I love reading the first book in a new series. I get to meet and greet the characters right from the start. I also love books that involve anything to do with fixing, rehabbing or demo-ing.

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  17. I had a husband like her fiancé---I left town, too. I'd love to read this book.
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  18. Excellent review! Now I want to read it more than I already did! I love this title & that & the cover drew me in before I even read the blurb.
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  39. This looks like a book that I could "Cozy" up with!

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