3/5 Coastal Stars
On The Back:
The food truck craze has reached the charming coastal town of South Cove, California, but before Jill Gardner—owner of Coffee, Books, and More—can sample the eats, she has to shift gears and put the brakes on a killer . . .
Now that Kacey Austin has got her new gluten-free dessert truck up and running, there’s no curbing her enthusiasm—not even when someone vandalizes the vehicle and steals her recipes. But when Kacey turns up dead on the beach and Jill’s best friend Sadie becomes the prime suspect, Jill needs to step on it to serve the real killer some just desserts.
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review from Netgalley and Kensington. All thoughts and views expressed in this review are entirely my own.*
I just want to start by saying, if you’re looking for a book about food trucks, you;’ll be disappointed. Though the cover, back, and title all hint to a food truck themed book, this book has very little to do with a food truck. Despite that, though this book was a good book in what was an excellent series.
I really loved the characters in the books prior to this one, but some of the characters seemed to just drag on. I feel like each book is repetitive of each other, just with a different killer. Though the author tried to stop that in this book by adding some personal issues to almost all of the main characters’ lives, it still fell a little bit flat.
The mystery was okay, the killer was obvious from the way they were talked about throughout the book, and hugely obvious hints dropped throughout the book. There were a few editing mistakes, none that really took away from the story, but they were still there.
I know this review seems like I hated this book, but I didn’t it was actually a good book it wasn’t the best in this series, by far, but I hope they get better. I will stay on for at least one more book because this series started off wonderful and I hope it goes back to the way it started soon.