If the Shoe Kills – Lynn Cahoon

4/5 Christmas-decorated Towns

On The Back:

The tourist town of South Cove, California, is a lovely place to spend the holidays. But this year, shop owner Jill Gardner discovers there’s no place like home for homicide. . .

As owner of Coffee, Books, and More, Jill Gardner looks forward to the hustle and bustle of holiday shoppers. But when the mayor ropes her into being liasion for a new work program, ’tis the season to be wary. Local businesses are afraid the interns will be delinquents, punks, or worse. For Jill, nothing’s worse than Ted Hendricks–the jerk who runs the program. After a few run-ins, Jill’s ready to kill the guy. That, however, turns out to be unnecessary when she finds Ted in his car–dead as a doornail. Officer Greg assumes it’s a suicide. Jill thinks it’s murder. And if the holidays weren’t stressful enough, a spoiled blonde wants to sue the city for breaking her heel. Jill has to act fast to solve this mess–before the other shoe drops. . .

My Thoughts:

The third book in this series, this was a fast read that I enjoyed.

The characters were great, I love Jill. Greg annoyed me at times, but overall he was an okay character. I loved the secondary characters and was upset when we never met Toby’s new girlfriend.

The mystery was okay, the killer really wasn’t a surprise and I figured out who it was awhile before Jill did, but there were some twists that left me gaping at points, so overall not very bad.

The only down points were there were a few inconsistencies and some of the names, for instance Mary and Marie, were had to keep apart in my head, besides that I probably would have added another star to the book.

Overall a good book, I didn’t think it was as good as the first two, but it was good, nonetheless, and I will continue this series.

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