Farm To Trouble
Farm To Table Mysteries, Book #1
First in a new series!
Shiloh Bellamy cashed in her big city job and 401K to return home to Michigan to save the family farm, but turning Bellamy Farms into a sustainable, organic operation is no small feat. Especially when her new investor is found dead at the farmers market not long after the contract is signed, a contract that the whole town knows her father was wholeheartedly against.
Now, Shiloh must clear her family’s name and track down the real killer before her farm dreams wilt before her very eyes. But with her father trying to stop any progress on his land, her cousin belittling her every effort, and the whole town believing her family at fault, Shiloh has to carry the investigation on her shoulders or risk all her dreams drying up before they begin.
Shilo has a big challenge ahead of her, turning her failing family farm into a successful organic operation. She also has to get her father on board with her plan, which will not be easy. And when her investor is found dead, the task seems insurmountable. She has her work cut out for her if she is ever going to get the farm up and running. She will need the help of her father, her cousin and her neighbors to find the killer.
The writing style flows smoothly and it defines the characters very clearly by their actions and words. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the story from the very beginning. I felt like I was right there on the farm, watching all of the action taking place. The mystery was well plotted and not easily solved. There were enough suspects to consider and clues to sift through.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. You know when you pick up a book to read by this author, you are in for a real treat.
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Poisoned Pen Press, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.