Cooper Lee and her friends in the Hope Street Bible study group have just volunteered for a local charity, delivering much-needed food and cheer to shut-ins in their community. It seems like the perfect way for the group to do good, and to Cooper it offers the welcome opportunity to get out of the house and spend more time with her new boyfriend, Nathan. But when one of the charity's recipients is murdered, the police have no choice but to single out the church group and their fellow volunteers as the prime suspects.
Determined to make sure no evil deed goes unpunished, Cooper and her friends decide to discreetly interrogate each volunteer in their search for the killer, even if it means putting themselves at risk in the process. And as serving the needy becomes more treacherous than any of them could have imagined, they just might discover that the road to murder is paved with good intentions.
©2010 Jennifer Stanley; revised edition copyright 2014 by Jennifer Stanley (P)2016 Tantor
This is the second in the Hope Street Church series. I have already read these books in Kindle version (written as Jennifer Stanley), and I really enjoyed them. This installment lets you get to know the main characters even better. They are people in a bible study group who are trying to do good, but are also human and have flaws. I could be friends with most of them. I'm so glad this series is being released in audio, and I have already pre-ordered the next in the series.
A lover of cozy mysteries, contemporary romance and getting lost in the world of audiobooks
If you've read Ellery Adams "books by the bay" mysteries then you will notice a lot of similarities. This is like a junior version of that series, in that you can tell Ellery improved her character development with her newer series. However, this is still really well written, honest, engrossing & has a well narrated ensemble that I enjoyed. Cooper is a real character who I found myself relating to. She makes no qualms about the fact that she isn't a detective, and I love the honesty of the whole story. It's believable which is why you can get transported while listening. The kindness of the friends in the church group warms my heart & with each book I am finding myself more invested. I hope audible makes the rest of the books in this series available soon, I will be first in line to buy it!
This is a very entertaining story. The characters are likeable and interesting. The mystery has lots of twists and turns. This is a very good series and I look forward to the next book.
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