Monday, August 27, 2018

Sipped by C.T. Collier-Great Escapes Tour-Review-Giveaway

I have not read this book Yet!
My review is below!

About the book
After a rough semester, Professor Lyssa Pennington just wants to post her grades and join her husband, Kyle, in Cornwall for Christmas. First, though, she’s expected to host an elegant dinner for Emile Duval, the soon-to-be Chair of Languages at Tompkins College.
Too bad no one told Lyssa murder is on the menu. And, by the way, Emile Duval is an imposter.
Who is he really? And who wanted him dead? Without those answers, the Penningtons can kiss Christmas in Cornwall goodbye.

Read an excerpt
Trooper Moran tapped his pen. “Let’s talk about the person you saw leaving the kitchen, the one who delivered the wine. Do you remember her coat?”
“I was fixated on her gloves.”
“Cloth coat? Down?”
“It was the kind of dark winter parka anyone would wear on a cold night, but that doesn’t tally with the classy gloves.”
“Did you see the woman’s footwear?”
“No, just the gloved hand.”
He chuckled. “Tell me about the glove.”
Lyssa’s cheeks were hot. “I was memorizing every detail to tell Kyle, because I really really wanted a pair just like them for Christmas.”
He shook his head.
“So I’m not a trained detective,” she joked. “I noticed some other detail, but I can’t grab hold of it right now.”
“Her head popping back for a look?”

Lyssa shook her head. “This woman didn’t second-guess anything. She’d worked out every detail.”
And I thought
A good cozy read.  I enjoyed the Pennington's.  They are a clever and fun couple.  
Sipped is the 3rd book in the series and was easy to read and catch 
on to the story and plot.  There was no read to prior books. 
I wasn't so much a fan of the academia (gasp) aspect but that is just me.  My sister would have loved it. 
The story/plot is well written and keeps the reader interested through the twists and turns and locale(s).
The author does an excellent job of taking some hard topics such as alcoholism and a few other adult topics and handles them in a classy way.  
For me though I just didn't enjoy the plot.   

I received a complimentary copy.
My review will appear on retail sites and Good Reads.

The series 
From the authors site
When the Penningtons find a live gun under the dead tree in their rose garden, they’re convinced there’s a body somewhere. So is a friend with the State Police. But whose body? Where is it? Who pulled the trigger? And why did the killer plant the gun?
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“Lots of twists and turns and a wonderfully woven mystery.” Texas Book Nook Feb 17, 2017
 Murder never entered the picture until Fritz Van Derzee announced he planned to clear his name. Who stuck a jeweled stiletto into his desktop after stabbing him? And where’s the ten million he was falsely accused of embezzling?
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“I loved the balance between the lives and personalities of the characters and the mystery they were dealing with. . . Collier creates scenarios that are not easy to unravel and keeps you invested throughout the entirety of the novel.” My Reading Addiction, Sept 11, 2017

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