Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Bear Witness To Murder by Meg Macy-Great Escapes Tour-Review/Giveaway

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About the book 
As autumn air settles into the quaint small town of Silver Hollow, there’s nothing more popular than Sasha’s teddy bears—and murder in cold blood . . .
Silver Bear Shop and Factory manager Sasha Silverman is cozying up to the fall season by hosting Silver Hollow’s Cranbeary Tea Party, the opening event of the village’s Oktobear Fest—a too-cute celebration themed around teddy bears. She barely has a moment to agonize over the return of her former high school rival, Holly Parker, whose new toy and bookstore in town could spell big trouble for the Silver Bear Shop and her cousin’s small bookstore . . .
But when Sasha discovers Holly’s shop assistant dead with a knife plunged in her body, the unpleasant woman suddenly looks like a real backstabber. So does Sasha’s ex-husband, rumored to have rekindled the fiery extramarital affair he once had with the victim. Now, before a gruesome homicide case takes the fun out of both the Fest and her personal life, Sasha must identify the true culprit from a daunting suspect list—or risk becoming as lifeless as one of her stuffed bears . . .
And I thought 
I thought Bear Witness To Murder was a good read.  It took me a little while to get interested but once I did putting it down was hard. I wanted to see how it all turned out. 

There was lots I really enjoyed about the book.  I enjoyed the
story taking place around Halloween and the Oktobear Fest was a cute way to incorporate the theme.  I loved the idea of the children 
hunting for bear in the woods.  A play on Teddy Bears Picnic.

I kind of felt like the author struggled a little in introducing people and some of plot.  There were alot of descriptions like what people 
were wearing, where they were or going and what they were doing that seemed a little overboard.   It just didn't seem to flow for me.  

Bear Witness To Murder is book 2 in the series and there were alot of references back to book 1. (which I have not had the pleasure to read).  Book 2 is a stand alone and reads as one.  
The author does include the references to book 1 which kind of seemed like teasers to me to draw me into reading book 1.  

I was a little curious as to why Sasha's mom keep pushing her to forgive her cheating ex and try again. I won't give anything away but he's a real piece of work. So what is up with mom?

 The ending is left with a bit of a cliff hanger in the romance department because Sasha's new boyfriend leaves town for a few months.  He's hoping to re-kindle their budding romance in the New Year.  I am left wondering hmm.  With all the sniffing around the scoundrel of an ex is doing.  Hurry home Jay!

The story/plot around the murder made the book a page turner.
I kind of had an idea of who was involved just by the way a couple of the characters were acting but there was a twist at the end that 
threw everyone  the townspeople and this reader off  kilter.  

As I turned the last pages I thought two things.  I need to go back and read book 1. And how long do I have to wait for book 3?

Bear Witness To Murder was a good cozy read.  

I received a complimentary copy.
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Meet the author
I rarely include author bios in my review post because if you are interested you can visit the tour and the authors website. 
But I was charmed by Meg's website so I wanted to invite you over. 

Award-winning mystery author Meg Macy lives in Southeast Michigan, close to Ann Arbor, Chelsea, and Dexter — the area she chose for the setting of her new “Shamelessly Adorable Teddy Bear” cozy mystery series for Kensington. She is also one-half of the writing team of D.E. Ireland for the Eliza Doolittle & Henry Higgins Mystery series; two books have been named Agatha Award finalists. Meg’s first published book, Double Crossing, won the 2012 Best First Novel Spur Award from Western Writers of America. She’s a graduate of Seton Hill University’s Writing Popular Fiction program. Meg loves reading mysteries, historical, and other genre fiction, and also enjoys gardening, crafts, and watercolor painting.
Author Links:      www.megmacy.com      

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  1. I loved the first book and would love to win the second

  2. I love this series, great review thank you