Thursday, January 25, 2018

Book Review-Survival of the Fritters-A Great Escapes Tour/Giveaway

Survival of the Fritters (A Deputy Donut Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Kensington (January 30, 2018)
Paperback: 256 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1496711878
E-Book ASIN: B071HKMK38
About the book 
Emily Westhill runs the best donut shop in Fallingbrook, Wisconsin, alongside her retired police chief father-in-law and her tabby Deputy Donut. But after murder claims a favorite customer, Emily can’t rely on a sidekick to solve the crime—or stay alive.
If Emily has learned anything from her past as a 911 operator, it’s to stay calm during stressful situations. But that’s a tall order when one of her regulars, Georgia Treetor, goes missing. Georgia never skips morning cappuccinos with her knitting circle. Her pals fear the worst—especially Lois, a close friend who recently moved to town. As evening creeps in, Emily and the ladies search for Georgia at home. And they find her—murdered among a scattering of stale donuts . . .
Disturbingly, Georgia’s demise coincides with the five-year anniversary of her son’s murder, a case Emily’s late detective husband failed to solve before his own sudden death. With Lois hiding secrets and an innocent man’s life at stake, Emily’s forced to revisit painful memories on her quest for answers. Though someone’s alibi is full of holes, only a sprinkling of clues have been left behind. And if Emily can’t trace them back to a killer in time, her donut shop will end up permanently closed for business . . .
What others said
The mystery of who killed Georgia is quite involved and goes back many years. The clues that eventually lead us to the killer are not easy to decipher and lead the reader down various paths until the truth is revealed.
~Storeybook Reviews
The author tells a fascinating story and keeps the reader’s attention from beginning to end.
~Book Babble
This is a good start to a new series, with enough introduction and backstory to make you want to know more about the characters, and a great plot to boot.
~The Book’s the Thing
This was a fabulous start to a new series.
~A Chick Who Reads
I enjoyed the characters as each one was introduced and feel that this is a solid foundation for more books to come which I am interested in I must say.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews
I loved everything about this mystery and found myself guessing until the very end.
~Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries, and Meows
Relationships, friendships, and even the hint of a future romance are elements that I loved.
~The power of words . . .
And I thought 
A cozy yummy read that ends with some amazing recipes for Do Nuts!
Ginger Bolton keeps the reader engaged and guessing who actually dun it. 
From thinking it was the new neighbor and friend of the poor doll maker that had her last do nut just pages into the book.  
And so was her long time friend that no one knew about really a friend or a foe?

And then the tables turn and the great nephew who had a history in town before he left 5 years ago becomes the suspect.  

Or was it the neighbors who don't want sidewalks put into the neighborhood.  

Or the post mistress that just might have a vendetta against the doll maker. 

Emily's head is spinning from the ever growing list of suspects. 

And then just when you think she is getting closer to an old friend Brent and helping him with the investigation while keeping it 'low key' he is taken off the case and an old rival is brought to town to investigate.  

All does works out in the end but not before Emily is almost taken out by the 'real' murderer.  Brent and her father in law and the 
rest of the towns police arrive just in time to save her and arrest the 'real bad guy'.  

Survival of the Fritters was a super fun and yummy read.  

I enjoyed all the characters and look forward to many more books in this new series!

I received a complimentary copy from Great Escapes Tours.
This review will appear on retail sites where available.
This review will appear on Good Reads. 

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  1. Thank you for the review on "Survival of the Fritters" and being part of the Great Escapes Tour/Giveaway!
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  2. I am really looking forward to reading this title. it sounds like it will be a fun read!

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