Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Book Review/Giveaway: Rest in Peach by Susan Furlong
Title: Rest in Peach
Author: Susan Furlong
Series: Book 2 Georgia Peach Mystery
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Source: Received for review from Publisher
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by: Tina
It is soon time for the Cays Mill, Georgia Peach Cotillion. It is a formal ball in which debutantes are presented, all strictly a high-society affair and and the young ladies of Cays Mill are gearing up for it buy purchasing dresses from Nola's friend, Hattie's dress shop. It is to be held at Congressman Wheeler's and his wife, Stephanie's plantation.
The atmosphere is filled with tension and anger in Hattie's dress shop when the daughter of the “Peach Queen” who was popular in high school, Tara and Nola's friend, Ginny who runs the local diner's daughter, Emily fight over ordering of the same dress. Tara wins the dress tug of war. Ginny becomes enraged at Vivian and vows to take her down. Vivian is found dead in Hattie's shop soon after, discovered by Nola with bloody scissors protruding from her throat, clutching the very debutante gown Ginny and Vivian were fighting over.
With a small town fill of gossip and innuendo's flying, Nola has reasons to believe that Vivian was as down right mean as the day is long and believes that Vivian had something on almost every single Cays Mill resident, from the church organist to the ladies in the shop that day.Believing that her friend,Ginny and also a number one suspect could not have done it. But life may not be so peachy for the killer once Nola finds the truth.
Rest in peach was such a peach too read with a sweet southern back drop and featuring her family farm's tasty peaches. Nola is a conflicted character with a past, I love a great back story, that she has and she was is still tormented by making her flawed and more human to me something I could relate too in the romance department. I'm a fan of drama and Rest in Peach had no shortage of it. The Peach Cotillion is part of the Southern heritage, something I had a hard time relating too but it made a great plot for this mystery and I love learning about. Filled with murder, tension, secrets and friendships, laughs and romance. Rest in peach is a very juicy fast-moving mystery.
FTC Disclosure Thank you to the publisher and/or author or Net Galley 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 are honest and our own.
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