Saturday, October 17, 2015

Book Review/Giveaway: Just Killing Time by Julianne Holmes




Title: Just Killing Time
 Author: Julianne Holmes
 Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
 Series: Book 1 A Clock Shop Mystery
 Format: Paperback
 Source: Received for review from Author
 Rating: Five Stars
 Reviewed by: Tina


 Being a fan of clocks, watches and timepieces and always having a OCD need to know what time it is, I wanted to give this first book in the A Clock Shop Mysteries a try and I wasn't disappointed. Author Julianne Holmes transported me into the world of the Cog & Sprocket Clock shop and I found myself not wanting the book to end.

 Ruth Clagan deeply regrets not being there for her Grandfather Thom, whom Ruth affectionately calls G.T. after her grandmother's death. G.T. is a clockmaker who runs the Cog & Sprocket Clock shop and Ruth also is a clockmaker who has a passion for the craft.

G.T. is soon found murdered in his shop after a break and enter and Ruth inherits the Cog & Sprocket but not only does she inherit that but something else that’s a part of the town of Orchard that G.T loved so much. Ruth is busily trying to rush to finish repairs to unfinished clocks and the task seems endless.

 Ruth is trying to come to terms with having a step-grandmother, the shop cat, Bezel and living in the not so functional upstairs quarters of the shop. G.T. shop was loved and he was a respected member of the community but a close-knit community like Orchard, Massachusetts as Ruth comes to find out has people with hidden lies and deep dark secrets worth killing for. Ruth needs to find the truth and who killed her grandfather before her time runs out.

 Your time will be well spent reading this first book in the A Clock Shop Mysteries. I could feel the love Ruth felt for her grandfather through the page. I found myself crying at the end. Very emotional story that will tug on your heart strings and I found myself feeling a deep connection with Ruth and her step-grandmother. A unique premise to this cozy mystery series that will catch your attention like it did mine and will have you after reading  waiting to read the next book  in this series.

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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39 comments:

  1. Just Killing Time sounds like a great mystery, and the cover are is lovely. Thank you for the giveaway.
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  2. It looks great, thanks for the chance to win it :)
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  3. Sounds like a great start to a new cozy series. I have to know what time it is, so I have clocks everywhere. Thanks for the giveaway. poohwine1217@gmail.com

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  4. I've been wanting to read this one since the pre-publishing hoopla. grammyd01@comcast.net

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  5. Sounds great, been looking forward to reading this

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  6. This new series sounds terrific! Clocks can be so fascinating, especially those handed down in families.
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  7. This sounds like a great new series! I have always had very unique watches, so the time pieces aspect sounds intriguing! Thanks!
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  8. I am sooooo time conscious. Ihave many clocks throughout the house plus always glad that
    my iPad, Kindle, PC and TV have times on them. Sounds like a good read!!
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  9. I enjoy unique cozy mysteries and this one sounds very interesting. Thanks for the giveaway
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  10. This book sounds interesting. Thanks so much for the giveaway.
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  15. Sounds like a good mystery.kamundsen44ATyahooDOTcom

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  16. Just Killing Time... Wow, a good title! I enjoy your blog introducing me to many great reads and authors. kat8762@aol.com

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  17. A great review. Can't wait to read this series. Thanks for the chance to win
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  18. It sounds like a fun read! nungwa@hotmail.com

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  19. Just Killing Time sounds like a great new cozy mystery! I am looking forward to reading it. Too many books and not enough time to read them all. Thank you for the review! Doodlesink@hotmail.com

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  20. This looks like a great new series. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway. Fingers crossed!
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  21. Like to get in on the start of a new series.
    thanks for the chance.
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  22. I would love to read this! Thanks for the chance.
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  23. This sounds like a great new series. I can't wait to read it and I love the cover!
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  24. This book sounds great.
    Question for Author: Do you ever suffer from writer’s block and, if so, how do you overcome it?
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  25. I can't wait to read this one! Sounds like the start of a wonderful new cozy series. I love the setting.

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  27. Sounds like a great new series! Can't wait to read it!
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  28. Sounds like a great new series

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  29. I'm very interested in time. Because as I get older it seems to be running out at a faster pace.

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  30. Thanks for the review. My husband is a amateur horologist so I am looking forword to reading this new series.

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  31. I am looking forward to reading this book. What a great title!
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  32. I love finding new cozies and starting them from the beginning. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. Kuzlin at AOL.com

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  34. Sounds great! Definitely gonna have to read. I love trying new series. Thanks! rileymelissa09@yahoo.com

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  35. This sounds like it would be a good read. I already have it on my to be read list so would love to be able to win a copy. prancilio@gmail.com

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  36. Another cozy on the list!
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  37. Sounds good!!!
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