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Monday, July 12, 2021

Draw and Order (Paint & Shine Mystery #2) by Cheryl Hollon


Draw and Order

(Paint & Shine Mystery #2)

by Cheryl Hollon 

Paperback, 336 pages

Published June 29th 2021 by Kensington Publishing Corporation


Appalachian artist and local guide Miranda Trent opens a new murder investigation after her Paint & Shine tour group discovers the remains of a missing hiker along an ancient trail...

For her latest excursion, Miranda is thrilled to take a close-knit group of rock climbers, the Risky Business Adventurers, up the challenging Battleship Rock Trail to paint and sample moonshine. But the outing is cut short when they discover a skeleton near the trailhead. Even more startling, the bones belong to Howard Cable, Miranda's cousin...and a former classmate of the Risky Business group.

The sheriff chalks it up to a hiking accident, but Miranda isn't convinced that Howard, an experienced woodsman, died within sight of a well-marked trail. So, with the help of Ranger Austin Morgan, Miranda sets out on her own investigation and discovers that the Risky Business group is keeping plenty of secrets. But is one of them hiding the truth about Howard's death?


4.5 Stars

This is the second book in the Paint and Shine mystery series by Cheryl Hollon.

Miranda is back for book two of this new exciting series about an artist and local guide who has created a business called Paint and Shine. She takes people on excursions to unique places and teaches them how to paint or draw. Kind of a cool concept and when you pair it with the Appalachian area it is just a real winner of a series.

While she is guiding a tour, they uncover the bones of a dead man who ends up being Miranda’s missing cousin from years ago. Miranda’s mother comes in to assist her with her aunt and also help out as she has one accident after another as she tries to get her moonshine business up and running. It is kind of charming how the fix it guy and Miranda’s mother are sweet on each other. 

This mystery really keeps your attention while also getting you really familiar with the community you will continue to see as recurring characters. I am just loving this so much! I can’t wait for book three!

Great series to follow. Must read series for me!

If you love a cozy mystery, definitely check this one out. Great new must read book great series too!

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. Opinions are completely my own.

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