It has been a while since I’ve been active on this site but here I am! I considered starting over with a new page but I like this site and the name, plus there are some reviews for some great books on this site. So, here I am trying to give this another shot with more posts and more reviews starting with this one! I’m starting off with a cozy mystery and it’s a great one.
She should have known when she fished that Pink Floyd T-shirt out of the creek that it belonged to that waitress, the one who disappeared…
Kathryn “Ryn” Lowell has escaped the stifling confines of her office at the New York travel magazine she writes for and pulls into Trout Fork, a tiny fishing hamlet in the Colorado Rockies, to write an article about the town. She hasn’t been there long, when along with her orange tabby cat, Jack Kerouac, she discovers a T-shirt in the local creek that belonged to the missing waitress. Now foul play is suspected, and Ryn, who has fallen for the quaint mountain town, is determined to find the killer and give her new friends closure. Teaming up with the local police detective, who seems to want more than Ryn can give him, she puts it all on the line—her heart, her job, and her life.
|I finished reading this book a while ago and was a huge slacker and haven’t posted my review until now. Luckily, I loved this book so much that I remember everything I loved about it. It was an easy 5 stars. Right from the beginning I loved that the author got right into the story. A lot of times with the first book in a cozy series there’s a huge info dump about all the characters, their backstories, every location in the town….it can be too much. Death in Trout Fork gets right into the story and weaves all of these things seamlessly into the story. Another thing I loved about this book is the setting. I’ve read a lot of cozy mysteries and didn’t think I could be surprised by a location anymore. Many times the locations in these books are interchangeable small towns that I forget the details of by the time the next book comes out. Not the case here! I absolutely loved the uniqueness of Trout Fork. Everything about this book was unique from the setting to the characters. The main character writes for a travel magazine, which is a profession I have not come across before in one of these books. I will have no trouble remembering the details about this book when I go to read the second book. And I will definitely be purchasing the next book when it comes out. If you’re debating on whether or not to give this one a try…debate no more. You should definitely give it a try.
Basically, there is nothing run of the mill about this book. The mystery, setting, and characters will leave you feeling happy you picked this book up. I really can’t wait for the next one, and there will be one in May I’m told. I will post my review of that one once I’ve snagged my copy and read it.