The story, which ends up being a doozy, involves a suspect lumber mill and the foresting of redwoods. Maren's personal life becomes interesting too, with more than one man to keep her (and the reader) interested. While working on the story she is followed, shot at, and finds herself trying to stay alive and find the murderer in a town that is suddenly far from boring.
Although marked as a cozy mystery, I found author Ophelia London's writing a bit deeper than most cozy mysteries. The descriptions of the town and its varied characters were spot on and captured my interest immediately. She writes with a humor that keeps a heavy subject light enough to be "cozy" and a talent that keeps the humor from taking away from the seriousness of the crime.
There a twists and surprises along the way, and the book was the first in a new series that leaves me anxiously awaiting book number two.
Publisher - Gemma Halliday Publishing
Date of Publication - August 9, 2015