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Monday, January 27, 2020

Framed to Death (Faith Hunter Scrap This Mystery #4) by Christina Freeburn

Framed to Death

Paperback, 262 pages
Published April 26th 2016 by Henery Press

Goodreads synopsis: 
“FRAMED TO DEATH was a snappy, clever mystery that hooked me on page one and didn't let go until the perfectly crafted and very satisfying end. Faith Hunter is a delightful amateur sleuth and the quirky characters that inhabit the town of Eden are the perfect compliment to her overly inquisitive ways. A terrific read! -- Jenn McKinlay, New York Times Bestselling Author

Eden has turned into a hotspot of crime, and Faith finds herself smack dab in the middle of the flare-up. When a favor for a friend links Faith to the synthetic marijuana problem invading her town, no good deed goes unpunished becomes the title of her life. The town accuses the police of favoritism toward her, putting a strain between Faith and Ted, and a new officer is determined to prove Faith’s guilt.

When the criminal is outed, Faith’s relief is short-lived. A fire takes out the store—along with the suspected dealer—and she’s now number one on an officer’s suspect list. Faith sets out to prove her own innocence, and her digging sparks the truth to life. Instead of the truth setting the town free, Faith finds out it might destroy Eden, the friends she holds dear, and smother out her own life.


4.5 Stars

This is the fourth book in the Faith Hunter Scrap This Mystery series by Christina Freeburn

I have always enjoyed Christina Freeburn’s cozy mystery books and I was glad to get back into the world of Faith Hunter. It was one of the first cozy mystery series I really dug into back when I discovered the genre back in 2014. I was certainly hooked thanks to series like this.

This book was really good. Let me say that right off the get go.  But I felt like this was a bit all over the place in the mystery department. And I have to admit I was a confused about the plot of the story. There was a drug handling issue in the beginning where Faith was being framed for giving drugs to minors via a photo on Instagram and then later in the book there was an arson. I wasn’t exactly certain where to put my focus as far as the mystery went. And that is what good author’s do, right?  They throw you off the scent so you never know if you are coming or going. I had no idea whodunit or why they would try and frame Faith to begin with.

I wish there had been a bit more scrapbooking just so we could get the gist of the craft. I know getting the theme of the book and the mystery in the right balance is quite a challenge in books like this so I never take off stars when I just want more of the yummy goodness of crafting/scrapbooking.

Great story but I felt like the wrap up left me wanting more of a resolution. 

If you love a good cozy mystery, 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.

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