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.Mum's the Word by Kate Collins
Length: 9 hours and 14 minutes
Published by Signet on May 23 2016
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Elise Arsenault
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Also by this author: Slay It with Flowers
Abby Knight is the proud owner of her hometown flower shop, but a new low-cost competitor is killing her profits-and a black SUV just rammed her vintage Corvette in a hit-and-run. She's determined to track down the driver, but when the trail turns deadly, the next flower arrangement might be for her own funeral.
What I thought of this book.
As always when reading/listening to a book that you have seen a TV movie about they are going to be totally different and wow, is this so different that the Hallmark show I love…lol. Flaming red hair must not go well on TV cause Brooke Shields has dark brown/black hair…lol.
Anyway it was still a good mystery and there were a few things in it that were in the show so it was like having a new experience but still knowing what was going on.
Abby Knight didn’t make it through law school so she decided the best thing to do was to invest in something she liked which was flowers. Lottie needed help with the store so she went into business with her, but the business is not doing so well. If they don’t pick up soon she won’t have enough money to pay the bills.
Abby has is nosy by nature and when her baby, a yellow corvette, gets hit in a hit and run she aims to find out who done it. Then she finds out that there was a murder that happened around the time she saw the man run out of the alley and get in the car that hit her, so naturally her curiosity is peeked.
The new owner of a bar down from hers, Marco finds out she was hit and asked if she might want help finding out who did it. He is ex-police/semi-ex private investigator (he still dabbles in it a little), now bar owner. He also helps her with some other things but keeps telling her she needs to let the police handle things.
Lottie enlist her help in getting a lady she knows help getting a divorce since she use to go to law school. Tom Harding is horrid man and so she gets a friend she knows to help and also gets herself in the sights of Tom Harding.
She accidentally stumbles onto things that just about gets her killed. It’s a good thing she can hold her own and the handsome Marco comes to save the day!
Mums the Word is a good start to a series with a great mystery and some fun characters.
Abby is a lot of fun cause she is so nosy and can’t help but want to solve the mystery. She would have been a good lawyer if she would have stuck with it. She is probably good at solving things because her father is a disabled cop.
The secondary characters are a blast. Lottie thinks she is a matchmaker but she is not doing very well. Grace seems a bit fancy for a flower shop but that makes it fun. Her roommate is a blast. Marco is a bit of a smooth operator but he can be sincere as well.
Recommended for those who love a good cozy! 🙂
Elise Arsenault has always done a good job with cozy mysteries and she does a good job with this series as well. She does some really good voices in this one.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Audiobook Challenge 2016
- Cloak and Dagger 2016
- Craving the Cozies 2016
- Cruzin' Thru the Cozies 2016