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Monday, June 1, 2020

Nacho Average Murder (Country Store Mysteries #7) by Maddie Day

Nacho Average Murder

Kindle Edition
Expected publication: July 1st 2020 by Kensington Books

Goodreads synopsis: 
Robbie Jordan is temporarily leaving Pans ’N Pancakes, her country store in South Lick, Indiana, to visit Santa Barbara, California—where wildfire smoke tinges the air, but a more immediate danger may lie in wait . . .

While looking forward to her high school reunion back in California, Robbie’s anticipation is complicated by memories of her mother’s untimely death. At first, she has fun hanging out with her old classmates and reuniting with the local flavors—avocados, citrus, fish, and spicy Cali-Mex dishes. But then she gets wind of rumors that her mother, an environmental activist, may not have died of natural causes. With the help of friends, Robbie starts clearing the smoke surrounding the mystery—but what she finds could make it hard to get back to Indiana alive . . .

Includes Recipes for You to Try!


4.5 stars

This is the seventh book in the Country Store mysteries series by Maddie Day.

Robbie is visiting her hometown to go to her class reunion but is bombarded by ghosts of her mother’s death. Someone reveals to her that her mother’s death might not have been accidental like she thought.

I like how they took the character out of her setting but the story still felt cohesive and I loved her trek to her hometown in Indiana. I enjoyed watching Robbie revel in the tastes of her new friend’s restaurant business and connecting with her friend Jason who works in the cyber section of the police department.

The mystery really keeps you interested. She throws in a lot of red herrings and suspects so discovering who was behind it all was quite a challenge. I really liked the journey of this book. We got to see her emotions where her mother was concerned. We got to see her enjoying the local cuisine and finding time to meet with friends she had lost contact with. I do hope they continue to use some of these characters in future books. I totally dig the new setting and hope she revisits it occasionally just to change up things from time to time.

If you love a good cozy mystery, definitely check this one out.

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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