This is a pretty twisty turny installment in this light-as-a-latte mystery series, though it is getting to be a bit unbelievable that this tiny town should have so much crime, not to mention homicide.
Are we sure Fran isn’t the murderer here? Because it seems like she might be the murderer. All this death only started after she returned to town, after all.
Here, a jewellery story clerk is killed, presumably in the course of a robbery in which a huge and valuable diamond ring is stolen, and while Fran tries to stay out of it, excited for her forthcoming trip to Italy with boyfriend Matt, she naturally gets drawn into the web of deceit and awful people that surround the mystery.
A quick note on secondary characters — Fran’s employee Sammy’s burgeoning relationship with the handsome new cop in town, Ryan, is very cute.
TBR DAY 220: Lattes, Ladyfingers, and Lies (Cape Bay Cafe #4) by Harper Lin
GENRE: Mystery, Cosy Mystery
TIME ON THE TBR: ~1 year.
PURCHASED FROM: From Alice.
KEEP: I’ll pass it on.