A downloaded freebie I thought might find me a new series and be a light, quick, frothy little cozy mystery. At time of writing this review, the kindle edition was still free.
Which it was. Very sweet. Yes, very, very, very sweet. Even when our sweet heroine thought she found the killer and confronted she would tell them how much she understood them yet was "disappointed" in them.
It was a decent read with enough to keep me turning the pages -- but overall I think too sweet for me. I'm not the biggest mystery fan so someone more into cozy mysteries might have a different opinion.
I also did not get a sense of the small town Canadian setting other than it said she moved from NYC to a small Canadian town (residents would say things like "honey child" where the town sounded more like deep south USA).
For a freebie, no atrocious lack of editing or anything bad enough to spoil the read. But some bits struck me as odd:
Where customers could get of warm treat served with sweet words of encouragement—
Because since for her ex, Ramone, ditched her,...
Attention to detail had always Dana’s thing.
...spiced sauce wafting from in the oven.
A softy purring escaped the lips of her cuddly little friend.
Mike appeared to have snapped out of his trans.
And when I told him who I was. He laughed.
And as for Troy blocking Evan away from her. He was simply trying to keep nefarious Evan off her back.