Saturday, May 19, 2018

Picked Off by Linda Lovely-Great Escapes Tour-Review

Picked Off (A Brie Hooker Mystery Book 2) by [Lovely, Linda]
Updated cover

About the book 
It’s been seven months since Brie Hooker, a vegan, moved to Udderly Kidding Dairy to live with her feisty Aunt Eva, a confirmed carnivore.
But tonight there’ll be no family feud over dinner entrees.
Udderly’s hosting a campaign fundraiser for Eva’s best friend, who hopes to be South Carolina’s next governor. The candidate’s son, a pro quarterback, is flying home for the wingding. And Brie’s eager to get a close-up view of the cute tush she’s admired on TV, even though she’s reluctantly sworn off even more tempting local beefcake.
The campaign fundraiser promises to be a huge success until a pitchfork attack turns the goat farm into a crime scene—again.
To protect her friends, Brie puts her sleuthing skills to work. Will she live long enough to find out who’s behind a vicious assault, a kidnapping, blackmail, and murder?
And others are saying 
This story was full of fun, revenge, murder and a little betrayal. The author did a good job of keeping you guessing until the end.
~A. Holland Reads
The story twists and tangles . . . The action moves forward at a terse, tense, quick pace. . . I can’t wait to see where they all go from here.
~Laura’s Interests
With its rural South Carolina setting, a goat farm (400, to be exact), and quirky characters, Picked Off is a fun cozy mystery.
~The Power of Words
The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and she created a farm setting that was teeming with some incredible animals, especially one special mule.
~MJB Reviewers
And I thought 
Goodness did she leave any crime out?  Assault, Kidnapping, Blackmail and murder?  We have all. Along with the twists and turns.  A fast paced story making this a fast page turning read. 

I enjoyed the location.  Give me a few animals.  Some fun and quirky characters and for me that is the makings of a very good
Cozy Mystery.  

Although I am not a fan goats (been around a few in my day) but
Linda Lovely almost makes me change my mind.  She includes a few that add some fun and charm to the mix.  

Picked Off is book 2 in the series but it is written as a stand alone.
It was a great #2 leaving me waiting and wanting more.  

This one I would have considered picking up just for the cover.  
Horses, Mules and Mini Donkeys are my love.  I would have been itchin' to turn the pages to see how they might play into the story. 

Pickd Off was a great Cozy Read.

I received a complimentary copy.
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This review will appear on Good Reads and Net Galley

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1 comment:

  1. Really enjoyed the description of the book. Sounds like a fun read