5/5 Christmas Geese
On The Back:
A Scrooge steals presents right from under Sophie Winston’s family Christmas tree. Then her sister-in-law’s father show’s up with a diva girlfriend just a month after his separation. More than one person is thinking of committing a merry murder-until it actually happens! With many under suspicion for the deadly deed, can Sophie find the murderer and restore the Christmas spirit before it’s too late?
This book was the best yet int his series, which is saying a lot since all of the books in the series have been first-rate mysteries.
I’ve heard of some readers saving holiday themed books for that holiday to read, but I’m the opposite. I want to read it when it’s not that holiday so I can get a change of scenery. This mystery was perfect for that, it’s been getting warmer and warmer where I live so it was nice reading about Christmas.
Sophie once again proved to be an exceptional character who’s smart and knows tons, but yet doesn’t shove it in people’s faces. I love it when her family, especially Hannah, joins her on her mystery capers, they’re all hilarious and at like a family would. Her mom fulfils the cozy cliche of being overbearing, but the author does it in a way that doesn’t make the mom obnoxious. This book also makes he creepy police detective, Kenner, a little bit more human, which is a plus because it makes him more three-dimensional.
The mystery was faced-paced and, for a little bit, chaotic in a good way. It left me wondering who it could possibly be. The killer was a bit of a surprise, though he was in front of me the whole time.
Overall an exceptional book. Really looking forward to the next one!