Killer Comfort Food
by Lynn Cahoon
Published January 5th 2021
Angie Turner's Idaho restaurant, the County Seat, is known and loved for its fresh food. For Angie, it's also meant a fresh start. But when big agriculture comes to town—along with whispers of foul play—Angie could lose more than the farm . . .
A soybean processing plant is trying to buy up the land around the small farm Angie's beloved Nona left her. If Angie doesn't sell, she'll be surrounded by the plant and the congestion that comes with it. On the other hand, it's Nona's farmhouse. What is Angie supposed to do without it? Move into a condo in town with Precious, Mabel, and Dom—respectively, a goat, chicken, and dog. Worse, a troubling rumor is circulating about the lawyer who's heading up the development: His socialite wife seems to be missing. When Barb, owner of the local bar, asks Angie to look into the woman's disappearance, she's hesitant—until Barb reveals her surprising connection. Now it's up to Angie to find the woman, uncover a shady plot, and hang onto her home—before she becomes a criminal's final course . .
This is the fifth book in the Farm-to-Fork mystery series by Lynn Cahoon.
This book was a good balance of character conflict worrying about day to day things and trying to find time to delve into the mystery. In the beginning I wasn’t sure if this series was for me but Cahoon has made me fall in love with any character she creates.
Angie was worried about losing her family home to the whims of a soybean company who wanted to buy up a lot of the houses around where she lived. When the lawyer who is heading up the development finds his wife missing, Angie is called in to investigate.
There was a lot of back and forth in this story which keeps the reader interested and on their toes looking for what might happen next. Definitely a fun read. I can’t recommend this author highly enough. She is on my must read list for sure!
If you like cozy mysteries, definitely check this one out. You won’t be disappointed.
I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.