I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.A Whole Latte Murder by Caroline Fardig
Length: 10 hours and 33 minutes
Published by Alibi on November 8th 2016
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Callie Beaulieu
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Also by this author: Death Before Decaf (A Java Jive Mystery, #1), Mug Shot, Brew or Die
Coffeehouse manager and reluctant sleuth Juliet Langley returns in a gripping novel from the bestselling author of Death Before Decaf and Mug Shot. Just as things are perking up in Nashville, a serial killer sends tensions foaming over.
Juliet's personal and professional lives have recently received an extra jolt of energy. Her romance with the hunky detective Ryder Hamilton continues to simmer, and business at Java Jive has never been better. But her good mood quickly turns as stale as day-old espresso when she finds out that Ryder has been promoted to his precinct's homicide division. With him risking his life to catch the worst kind of criminals, Juliet's growing sense of unease ignites when a local college student goes missing.
Suddenly every Nashville resident is on high alert, especially Juliet's neighbor Chelsea. Juliet does her best to calm the girl's nerves, but her worst fears are confirmed when she finds Chelsea dead. Even though she tries her best to stay out of it, Juliet's involvement puts a strain on Ryder's first homicide case. The situation soon becomes even more personal for Juliet and her best friend Pete Bennett when one of their employees disappears during her shift. As a killer lurks in the shadows, Juliet, Pete, and Ryder seek out a double shot of justice.
Here is what I thought
I am really enjoying the Java Jive Mysteries and this is another good installment.
Things are going pretty good for Juliet, as Java Jive is going well, and her relationship with Ryder seems pretty good and then a college girl goes missing and one ends up dead. The dead girl lived in Juliet’s apartment complex and was roommates with one of her workers so it puts her right in the middle of things. More stress for Juliet when she learns that Ryder has been promoted to homicide and it becomes his case, she doesn’t want him working where he could run into psychos.
Then her worker Kerra goes missing as well and they all think the worst is probably happened. Then things go a bit haywire with Ryder and her and her friend Pete get a bit closer. Meanwhile, Juliet keeps trying to figure out what is going on especially when it looks like a friends husband could be involved and gets herself in trouble once again.
For the most part I really enjoyed this one but I must say I am not a fan of Juliet’s love life. I really wish she would decide if she likes Ryder or Pete or someone else, but pick someone. I like Ryder and I like Pete so I really don’t know who I would want to see her with, but the back and forth thing is getting old.
The mystery is really good, I totally had no clue who the bad guy was and I like when that happens. 🙂 Overall, I enjoyed it and I am curious what will happen next.
Recommend if you like
cozy mysteries, good mystery and coffee! 🙂
Callie Beaulieu is one of my favorite mystery narrators and she does a really good job with this series. She is just real easy to listen too and makes the audiobook go by really quick.
Audio rating: 4