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