It's May 1st and in Wisconsin that means the daffodils and hyacinths are poking up their heads. Unfortunately, it also means they may freeze their little buds off.
The Perfect Spring Storm arrives without warning or so it seems to Maggy Thorsen, co-owner of the Brookhills coffeehouse Uncommon Grounds. Trapped by the storm which cuts off electricity and downs phone lines, Maggy ventures into the service corridor that connects Uncommon Grounds to the rest of the mall, looking for sustenance beyond espresso and pastries.
What she finds instead is the body of Way Benson, local developer and owner of the mall. Maggy's discovery unearths other refugees of the storm and it seems that more than one of these people has a motive for killing the arrogant Way. Cut off by the snow, Maggy has to be content to leave Way to become a corpse-sicle until she can get hold of her main squeeze, County Sheriff Jake Pavlik. Content, that is, until another member of their intrepid little group is killed and the coffee - sans electricity - gets even colder than the bodies.
©2009 Sandra Balzo (P)2013 Sandra Balzo
The series is well written and engaging...a really good listen that is amusing and fast paced.
This book was a little different since they were snowed in the shopping center most of the time.
Ms. Savage's narration is one of the best that I have listened to. She does an excellent job with the different characters and it is fascinating that she can make each voice recognizable.
I started the book while on the treadmill and had to force myself to stop after 45 minutes. Had to force myself to stop.
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