5/5 Fresh Spring Tomato Stars
On The Back:
When Megan Sawyer gives up her big-city law career to care for her grandmother and run the family’s organic farm and café, she expects to find peace and tranquility in her scenic hometown of Winsome, Pennsylvania. Instead, her goat goes missing, rain muddies her fields, the town denies her business permits, and her family’s Colonial-era farm sucks up the remains of her savings.
Just when she thinks she’s reached the bottom of the rain barrel, Megan and the town’s hunky veterinarian discover the local zoning commissioner’s battered body in her barn. Now Megan is thrust into the middle of a murder investigation—and she’s the chief suspect. Can Megan dig through small-town secrets, local politics, and old grievances in time to find a killer before that killer strikes again?
*I received a free copy of this book for an honest review from Henery Press and Netgalley. All opinions stated in this review are entirely mine.*
A lawyer-turned-farmer, a murder, a flood, and tons of suspenseful yet cozy action go together to make A Muddied Murder a winner!
The main character, Megan, has recently transitioned from her job as a big city corporate lawyer to a small-town organic farmer, and she loves it. But when a man is murdered on her farm, and she becomes one of the suspects Megan knows she has to find a killer, before a killer muddies up her dreams.
I loved Megan, she was raw and wonderfully real to me. She showed strength, and weakness, proving that she had flaws. That is how a character should be, that is how real people are. Her comrades, Denver, Clover, and Claw were awfully wonderful. Denver’s strength and mysteriousness, Clover’s peppiness and helpfulness, and Clay’s brain and truthfulness all went together to add something to this story.
The author did a stunning job with her descriptions. She almost made me want to become an organic farmer in rural Pennsylvania! I can’t wait to read the next book to see if any of Megan’s ideas for her cafe and farm expansions come true.
At one point in the book it looked as if the author was setting up a love triangle, but I am very happy to say that notion was knocked out of the ballpark by the end of the book! Thank you Wendy Tyson for not adding a useless, drama-filled, love triangle to your book. You just proved that a book can stand wonderfully on it’s own without one.
Overall an excellent book. I will most certainly be reading the next one, and I’m going to read some of Ms. Tyson’s other books soon!