About the Book
Black Friday turns fatal when an armored security truck hits an icy patch and runs over an embankment near the cafe. With one driver dead and the other in a coma, police are baffled by the discovery that $500,000 is missing from the truck’s cache.
When strangers show up at Barks & Beans asking nosy questions about a young cafe employee, Macy’s mama bear instincts kick in. She can’t ignore what her gut is telling her—that things aren’t all they seem on the surface—and with a little help from her brother, Bo, and her Great Dane, Coal, Macy follows up on a few leads of her own. But if the ruthless thief beats her to the stash, the thin ice she’s been skating on might just crack.
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.
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In My Opinion
Macy and her brother Bo are back. Another crime has become the talk of their small town, and Macy’s interest is piqued—especially when one her employee’s family is affected by the tragedy.
Heather Day Gilbert keeps you guessing as to who is behind everything, bringing in multiple possible suspects and even building on the ending of the previous book with another twist you don’t see coming.
While the plot was intriguing, Macy does tend to be a little fatalistic when she’s working through her theories. Her tendency is to think of all the worst-case scenarios without even considering the more logical possibilities. Of course, this puts her in some uncomfortable situations with a few people.
If the cozy mystery isn’t enough for you, there’s also the lovable pet angle. Macy has Coal and Bo now has a kitten. And many of the visitors to the Barks & Beans café find their forever friends while getting their coffee.
Iced Over is a great addition to the series, and I look forward to what happens next with Macy, Bo, and Coal (and is anyone else crossing their fingers that something more develops between Macy and Titan?).
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