Thursday, May 28, 2020

No Filter by Heather Day Gilbert-Great Escapes Tour-Review

About the book 
Welcome to the Barks & Beans Cafe, a quaint place where folks pet shelter dogs while enjoying a cup of java…and where murder sometimes pays a visit.

Fed up with her go-nowhere job, newly single Macy Hatfield moves back to her small hometown in West Virginia. She joins forces with her brother Bo in his crazy new venture—the Barks & Beans Cafe, which caters to dog lovers and coffee drinkers alike.

When a golf instructor is murdered at the nearby spiritual center, Macy winds up adopting his Great Dane. Just after Macy finds a mysterious message sewn under the dog’s collar, her Dane is dognapped. She launches into a relentless search for her newfound canine friend, but along the way, she digs up a cruel and confident killer.

Join siblings Macy and Bo Hatfield as they sniff out crimes in their hometown…with plenty of dogs along for the ride! The Barks & Beans Cafe cozy mystery series features a small town, an amateur sleuth, and no swearing or graphic scenes.
The Barks & Beans Cafe cozy mystery series in order:
Book 1: No Filter
Book 2: Iced Over
And I thought
I loved it.  I loved Macy, Bo and of course Coal. 
Macy was fun and a bit quirky and a born sleuth.  She just can't give it up and let the police do thier work. 
Bo was the Bro everyone wants.  Ready and willing to do Macy's bidding, run interferance for her and get her out of trouble which 
happens quite frequently as she snoops first trying to find Coal when he's dognapped and then later trying to discover who took him and why and maybe solve a murder or two at the same time. 
The Barks & Beans series is just my kind of read.  I love the quain town and the coffee shop/doggie daycare.  It's just the kind of place I want to live although I'd have to have friends like Macy that can make sure if there are any bad guys around the she'll snoop them out. 
It is always fun to get into a new series and this one was a pleasure to start. 
It is a bit different I think than most cozies Bo has a hidden past that actually comes back to 'bite' him and Macy too and leads into the next book.  
I am sure each book is written as a stand a lone but the storyline follows through in the next one there's a kind of cliff hanger at the end.  
I am kind of looking forward to seeing if Bo and Macy end up with a little romance.  Maybe a double wedding?

I received a complimentary copy. 
My review will appear on Amazon, Good Reads and 
No Filter will be featured on social media. 

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  1. Sounds like a series I would enjoy reading. Thanks for the chance.

  2. Aww, I was so pleased to read your review! So glad you loved No Filter!