About the Book
Welcome to the Barks & Beans Cafe, a quaint place where folks pet shelter dogs while enjoying a cup of java…and where murder sometimes pays a visit.
Thanksgiving is on the way, and Macy’s thrilled when her boyfriend Titan says he’s coming to town for a week-long visit. She plans to take him to some of her favorite haunts, including the sprawling caverns nearby.
But when the lights go out during their underground tour and a local society darling plunges to her death, Macy can’t shake the feeling that the cave’s slippery floors weren’t entirely to blame. She taps into the admittedly limited skills of her upscale barista, Milo, to do a little snooping in the moneyed circles he moves in. When he unearths a sinkhole of lies, Macy slides straight toward a killer who’s not about to stop until every leak is sealed…permanently.
Join siblings Macy and Bo Hatfield as they sniff out crimes in their hometown…with plenty of dogs along for the ride! The Barks & Beans Cafe cozy mystery series features a small town, an amateur sleuth, and no swearing or graphic scenes.
In My Opinion
While I don’t read a lot of cozy mysteries, there is one series I watch for new releases in. The Barks & Beans Café mystery series by Heather Day Gilbert is just that good. Cold Drip brings readers back to West Virginia and siblings Macy and Bo with another mystery to solve.
Macy is excited about her FBI-agent boyfriends visit, but she doesn’t expect Titan to become wrapped up in an investigation—an event that the two of them were almost witness too. As usual, she can’t help but ask questions of the people surrounding the victim—and this time it’s in the upper echelon of social circles. While I had a pretty good idea what initially happened to the victim, the big reveal came as a surprise (which is always a bonus in my opinion)
There are plenty of reasons I like these books, but at the heart of them is Macy Hatfield. She’s just so down to earth. She’s got her insecurities, but she truly wants the best for the people in her life, including her brother Bo, her employees, and a handful of others.
I look forward to returning to this fictional world again this fall.
Disclosure statement: I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
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