Zoe Donovan Cozy Mystery, Book #30
Zoe suffers from a serious case of déjà vu when she is asked to respond to a complaint regarding a barking dog at the Henderson place. Seriously? The whole thing had to be a joke. She’d been complaining about the fact that the Halloween spirit had seemed to be evading her this year, which most likely meant that her husband Zak, or best friends Levi and Ellie, had decided that what she really needed was a trip down memory lane. Of course if the call had been a hoax for her benefit, the presence of an actual dead body, as there had been during that first Halloween, was a bit over the top, even for her creative and enthusiastic friends.
When it looked as if the cause of death was a vampire bite to the neck, Zoe knew for certain that she had wound up in the twilight zone. Of course the real surprise was when she realized that the truth was even stranger than fiction. (Goodreads)
The characters are well rounded and well developed. It is always fun to spend time with Zoe and her family and friends. It is amazing to see how they have grown from book one (yes, I have read every one of them). Zoe and Zak make such a great couple and they have so much love for each other, and it spills over to their friends and the rest of their family. .
The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and I felt like I was right there, seeing all of the Halloween decorations and watching all of the action taking place. As is usual for this author, there are a couple of mysteries to solve: who the killer is and who is stalking Zoe. I always like that there are a couple of mysteries to solve, it allows me to play detective twice as long.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. You cannot go wrong reading any of the series by this author.