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.Killer Comfort Food by Lynn Cahoon
Length: 6 hours and 46 minutes
Published by Kensington on January 5th, 2021
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Susan Boyce
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Also by this author: If the Shoe Kills, Dressed To Kill, Murder on Wheels, Tea Cups and Carnage, A Story to Kill, Fatality by Firelight, Hospitality and Homicide, Killer Party, Of Murder and Men, Killer Green Tomatoes (Farm-to-Fork Mystery #2), One Potato, Two Potato, Dead , Slay in Character , Sconed to Death , A Field Guide to Homicide , One Poison Pie
Angie Turner's Idaho restaurant, the County Seat, is known and loved for its fresh food. For Angie, it's also meant a fresh start. But when big agriculture comes to town—along with whispers of foul play—Angie could lose more than the farm . . .
A soybean processing plant is trying to buy up the land around the small farm Angie's beloved Nona left her. If Angie doesn't sell, she'll be surrounded by the plant and the congestion that comes with it. On the other hand, it's Nona's farmhouse. What is Angie supposed to do without it? Move into a condo in town with Precious, Mabel, and Dom—respectively, a goat, chicken, and dog. Worse, a troubling rumor is circulating about the lawyer who's heading up the development: His socialite wife seems to be missing. When Barb, owner of the local bar, asks Angie to look into the woman's disappearance, she's hesitant—until Barb reveals her surprising connection. Now it's up to Angie to find the woman, uncover a shady plot, and hang onto her home—before she becomes a criminal's final course . .
Here is what I thought
With most cozy mystery series it always takes a few books to decide if I am going to like it or not. This is book five in the Farm to Fork series and though it’s not a favorite from the author I am really starting to enjoy it.
Angie runs restaurant that brings fresh foods to it everyday as a farm to fork style, she has a lovely farm and loves being able to pick foods from it and decide what is going on the menu. There is a soybean processing plant trying to buy up land and they want her farm. Angie is unwilling to sell putting her against a pretty big corporation and some of the townspeople who see this as a good thing.
Meanwhile, a rumor surrounding the disappearance of the lawyers wife who is heading up the development is making it’s rounds and then Barb, the owner of a local bar, ask Angie for help in finding the woman. She reveals a surprising reason for wanting the woman found and Angie agrees to at least talk to the husband and she what she can find out.
So not only is she dealing with those wanting her home but trying to figure out what happened to this woman and someone really wants her to stay quiet.
I found this one to be pretty interesting as it had a few things going on at the same time. I love how Angie is so attached to her farm because she loves her animals and also the fact that it was her Nona’s house. She could get very protective over her animals which I loved. I also found the disappearance of the woman pretty interesting and to see why it happened and to be honest I didn’t figure it out. I had suspects but could just never narrow it down. 🙂 I am also starting to really enjoy all the side characters especially Ian, Angie’s boyfriend, he is very sweet and very patient with her getting herself in trouble a lot.
I think a lot of cozy lovers will enjoy this series.
Susan Boyce is one of my favorite narrators and so of course I loved her narrating this series!