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.Hearse and Gardens by Kathleen Bridge
Length: 7 hours
Published by Berkley on May 3rd 2016
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Vanessa Daniels
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Also by this author: Better Homes and Corpses, Ghostal Living
A Hamptons interior designer deals with skeletons in the closet in the new mystery from the national bestelling author of Better Homes and Corpses.
To keep her mind off the legal battle over the oceanfront cottage she’s trying to buy, Meg agrees to help her friend inventory and clear out furniture from the massive Montauk estate of wealthy art broker Harrison Falks. But the job takes a terrifying turn when Meg discovers a skeleton in a hidden room in one of the estate’s many bungalows. The remains turn out to be those of Harrison’s son, who went missing nearly twenty years ago—along with one of his father’s Warhol paintings. As Meg delves into the Hamptons’ pop art past, she gets drawn into the sketchy goings-on and family drama at the estate. But when Meg makes no bones about solving the crime, she just might become the subject of the killer’s next installation. INCLUDES RECIPES AND DECORATING TIPS
What I thought of this book.
This is the second book in the Hamptons Home and Gardens mysteries and was just as interesting as the first one.
Meg agrees to help her friend with some inventory and clear out furniture from a large Montauk estate and they ended up finding more than they wanted. They find a hidden room and inside is a skeleton that turns out the be the remains of the owner of the estate’s son who went missing about twenty years ago. At the same time he went missing a famous Warhol painting did as well.
Meg starts snooping around the Hampton’s pop art past and finds lots of family drama. She also meets Byron a very handsome man who kind of wines and dines her. Since Cole is not in the picture anymore as he went back home she is need of a little dining with a handsome man. Though she is not the only one after the man.
The mystery was really good and I was kind of surprise with who the murder was which made me wonder if I wasn’t paying attention good enough as I normally can figure it out…lol. Oh, well sometimes I get stumped.
It has some great characters and I like Meg and I always wished I had an eye for detail and could be a designer of sorts. I would love to be in interior designer. I like her friend Elle as well. I am really curious about how this thing with Byron is going to pan out because of something at the end.
Overall, I enjoyed it and if you like cozies and a home and garden theme then you should check out this series.
Vanessa Daniels does a great job with this series!
Audio rating: 4 stars
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Audiobook Challenge 2016
- Cloak and Dagger 2016
- Craving the Cozies 2016
- Cruzin' Thru the Cozies 2016
- New Release Challenge 2016