Sunday, May 22, 2016

Book Review/Giveaway: Hearse and Gardens by Kathleen Bridge



 Title: Hearse and Gardens
 Series: Book 2 A Hamptons Home And Garden Mystery
 Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
 Format: Paperback
 Source: Received for review from Publisher
 Star Rating: 4 out of 5
 Reviewed by: Marlene

 Meg Barrett has settled into her life in Montuak, sort of, still in her rental and in the midst of a legal battle for the cottage she recently purchased. She'll find herself distracted by a new man in her life, a potential stalker and a new murder, or an old one since it happen two decades prior. Whilst helping her friend Elle with an inventory job of a decapitated bungalow on an estate of her uncle's, they will stumble upon a skeleton locked in a room.

 Once the identity of the skeleton is revealed old wounds and dark secrets are brought to the surface. A colourful history of artists, family deceit and a stolen famous Warhol painting will set this family on edge. Meg finds herself in another position where she feels compelled to get to the bottom of this for the deceased's father and daughter. Along with this murder comes an intriguing scavenger hunt to decipher the clue's drawn in the journal's left by Liv's father.

 When the clues lead to a second set of bones everyone becomes confused. And the question remain's who is the killer and where is the iconic painting. In the end Meg will come face to face with the killer and her stalker.

 I thoroughly enjoyed the second book in this series, I like the story line of bringing an old murder forward and the cause and effect of such an event in people's lives. There is also a lot of juicy family drama that keeps you going along with the main characters own issues. Meg is a great character, not looking at her loss of hearing as a disability just as an is. She is strong willed and independent , a must I have for my favorite female leads. The supporting cast of characters such as Elle, Ingrid, Harrison and Jo make the story even more enjoyable.

 Looking forward to the third installment......


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 our own.


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52 comments:

  1. This book sounds like a must read!
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  2. Thanks for the review. Look forward to reading it. cheers@marjimmanor.com

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  3. I liked the review, and the book sounds like a great read. Thank you for the giveaway.
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  5. Thanks for the review and giveaway opportunity. Kuzlin at AOL.com

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  6. Looks really good.
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  7. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity! Jillian.lauder@yahoo.com

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  8. Sweet another cozy read to check out.
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  9. This is a new author and a new series for me so would love the chance to win. Review made it all more intriguing. Thanks.

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  10. New author and series is always so exciting. The post was most enjoyable. Would love to get started on this series sooner. Rather than later. Thanks for a chance to do so. Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com

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  11. Sounds good to me grammyd01@comcast.net

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  12. Sounds like a fun read. gwalton@embarqmail.co

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  13. New series to me, but it sounds really good. I will have to read the first book too. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  14. Kathleen Bridge is a "new-to-me" author. Hearse and Gardens sounds great. Thank you for the introduction and chance to win a copy of this book.
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  17. Sounds like a great series to read

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  18. Sounds and looks like a good read.
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  19. Dawnm89 at yahoo dot com

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  20. I own the first book in this series and gave it a FIVE STAR rating with a short review on Goodread's. I'd love to win this next chapter of the story for my home library.

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  21. I haven't read this series yet.
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  22. Love your review. Definitely on my TBR list.
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  23. I haven't read this series yet, looks like something to add to my TBR pile. Thanks for the review. cwsullivan53(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. Sounds like a great story and thanks for the contest...

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  25. Thank you for this great giveaway! I read the first book in this series and it was really good!
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  26. This sounds like a book I would enjoy! Thank you for the giveaway!
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  28. Thanks for the great review = sounds intriguing! Now on my wish list.
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  29. Looks interesting!
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  30. This one looks great! Would love to read it. anajs95 at gmail dot com

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  31. Looks interesting!
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  32. I have not read any of Kathleen Bridge's books yet, but would love to start! Thanks for the review and the giveaway of Hearse and Gardens ~ bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  33. Intriguing and unique cozy. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. A great review and a unique book which I would enjoy. Thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  35. I have never heard of this one before. Thank you for sharing.

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  36. I really want to read this book. Sounds terrific! Thanks for the chance to win. choirlady27@hotmail.com

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  37. Looks like a great read!

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  38. Thanks for the opportunity to win what sounds like a great book.
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  40. Thank you for having the nice giveaway and the chance to win! It looks like a really good book. Pkhambrick@hotmail.com

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  41. A great review. Loved the first book with strongly drawn characters and surprising ending. This book sounds even better. Thanks for the chance to win. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  42. Great review. Thanks for a chance to win.
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  43. I enjoyed reading your review. I'm really looking forward to reading this book, and the first in the series.

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  44. Thanks for review and giveaway!!!!
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  45. Thanks for review and giveaway!!!!
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  46. Thanks for the chance! This sounds like a great book
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  47. Loved the first book in this series and I am looking forward to reading "Hearse and Gardens". Thanks for the great giveaway.
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  48. Thanks for review and great giveaway!!!! servedogmom@yahoo.com

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  49. Looking forward to reading this one! Thanks for the review & giveaway!
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  50. Great review! Wow, does this book sound good!
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  52. I love the Hamptons and love finding a series based there! Thanks for the contest, lilflynracer at msn.com

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