This week, I'm featuring The Rocky Road to Ruin by Meri Allen.
This is the first in the new Ice Cream Shop Mystery series.
Here's how it begins:
If you looked up "New England" you'd probably find a picture of my hometown, Penniman, Connecticut. Miles of gray stone walls bordering narrow country lanes? Check. A covered bridge? A town green with a war memorial in the center of the emerald swath of grass? Check and check.
Okay, so it's not the most exciting opening, but it does make me want to settle in. Meanwhile, we find this at the 56% point in the book.
A tiny spark of light flickered up the lane. It was across Farm Lane to the west, close to the old Fairweather family cemetery, instead of behind the barn to the east like the other night. Still, the fire burned close to a field of parched sunflowers. Too close. "Not again! Caroline! Fire! Call nine-one-one!" I shouted.
That will add a little excitement to your mystery.
The book officially comes out in a week and a half, on July 27th. I just finished the ARC and I enjoyed it. I'll be reviewing it on Thursday, so I hope you'll come back then to get my full thoughts on the book.
In the meantime, have a wonderful weekend.