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.The Walled Flower by Lorraine Bartlett
Published by Tantor Audio on March 17th 2015
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Jorjeana Marie
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If Katie Bonner's late husband hadn't invested all their savings in the crafts fair Artisans Alley, the Webster mansion could have been hers to remodel into a bed-and-breakfast. Instead that dream belongs to another young couple. But that dream becomes a nightmare when a skeleton is discovered sealed in the walls of the mansion. The bones belong to Helen Winston, who went missing twenty-two years ago. Heather's aunt, a jewelry vendor at Artisans Alley, asks Kate for help finding her niece's murderer. The case may be cold, but the killer is very much alive-and ready to go to any lengths to keep past secrets buried...
What I thought of this book
Though there is something about the main character that drives me crazy I still enjoyed The Walled Flower.
Kate wanted to invest her money into buying a place to start a Bed and Breakfast but her late husband had invested their money into Artisan’s Alley a place for artist to sell their work. It wasn’t making enough money in book one so she added crafters which some artist are not happy about.
Instead her dream goes to another couple and as they start fixing it up they remove a wall and find a dead body. Her friend Rose who is one of the ladies of Artisan’s Alley believe it might be her granddaughter and ask her to help her find out what happened to her.
The case might be cold but the killer is very much alive and if Kate doesn’t watch out she might be the next one on the killers list.
I like Kate enough, but here is my one problem with her, she is really rude to the police detective. Now I can kind of understand why because he really does seem at times like he could careless about his job, but I just don’t think she should be so rude. She withholds evidence and then wonders why the man gets growly and I just don’t think sleuths should think they are so much better than any law enforcement. That aside I don’t mind Kate but it bothers me enough to take off half a star as I might have gave this one 4 stars.
If you like cozies you might give this one a try, it’s not a quirky series like I enjoy but it is still a good one. 🙂
Jorjeana Marie does a pretty good job of narrating this series. I don’t mind her narration and I normally listen on fast on my windows media player on my computer. Her male voices are not great but I am getting use to that. 🙂