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Publisher's Summary

Sabrina Daley's world is turned upside down when a local psychic predicts that her missing sister will be found.

Unfortunately, the psychic, Miss Terri, is unable to provide any further details.

Desperate for something more to work with, Sabrina shows up at Miss Terri's house the next day, ready to beg for another psychic reading. Instead, Sabrina finds Miss Terri's lifeless body.

So when the local police have trouble solving Terri's murder, Sabrina sets out to bring the psychic's killer to justice before they strike again.

©2017-Present Meredith Potts (P)2018 Meredith Potts

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Great narrator keeps your interest.

If you could sum up Caramels with a Side of Murder in three words, what would they be?

Interesting,Unique,Predictable,

What was one of the most memorable moments of Caramels with a Side of Murder?

The obvious is the moment Sabrina realizes she may be a suspect for murder.

Which scene was your favorite?

N/A

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No........ but it is a entertaining read.

Any additional comments?

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

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A goof mystery for an afternoon read

I really enjoyed this book. It has murder, mystery, and psychic. Sabrina's sister was missing not knowing if she was alive or dead. Sabrina is urged by Shannon to visit a psychic called Miss Terry. Once there Miss Terry tells her she will find her sister. Sabrina wanted to know more so decided to go back to Miss Terry only to find the dead lifeless body of Miss Terry. Needless to say she ends up being a suspect and must find the real killer.

The narrator did a good job bringing the characters to life and pulling the reader/listener into the story.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Let's find the killer.

Another great book in this series. This was even better than the first book. I liked the way David and Sabrina made a great team looking for the murderer. It all started with Shannon talking Sabrina into going to see a psychic named Miss Terry. She told her Jessica would be found but she did not know if she was alive or dead or where. After Sabrina leaves and goes home she feels she needs to speak to Miss Terry again and try to see if she has more info about her sister even though she had said she did not. So she goes in the night to see her and Terry dead. Now she looks like a suspect. So now her and David work together to find the killer. I received this book as a gift in exchange for an honest review.

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Caramels as Brain Food?

Caramels as Brain Food?

Or caramel truffles. I missed book one in this series so don't know how the detective hooked up with the barista but she is proving to be quite the investigator. Lisa Beacom's narration does justice to the tale and its protagonists. A fun, high sugar & caffeine nibble--good thing e-calories don't count! But be aware cliffhanger details persist.

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Caramels with a Side of Murder

An enjoyable little cozy mystery. There is a stand alone mystery that is solved by the end of the book, but there are a couple of other mysteries that continue to grow through each of the books in the series. I’ll definitely be looking for the next book in the series to see where things go.

I was given this free review copy Audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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So much fun!

When you find yourself looking forward to the next book in the series, you know you have a winner. Meredith Potts is knocking it out of the park with quirky, spunky Sabrina finding herself entrenched in the second murder in town. When she and her friend Shannon go to get a psychic reading, the two had no idea it would leave them with more questions than answers. Sabrina stops back for clarifications and she instead of Terri Baxter, she finds her dead body. But who would want this talented psychic dead? Teamed up with her detective boyfriend, Sabrina begins the investigation to find the killer. I love all the townspeople that are brought into this story, some from book 1, others new and each one a likely suspect. There is no easy answers, and when the murderer is revealed, I was surprised, yet knowing! There are several back stories going on piquing my interest, the closed meetings the men are attending and the search for Sabrina's sister Jessica. I am really curious and will keep listening to find out her next case and where this is all leading.

Lisa Beacom nails the narration. She is the perfect Sabrina, giving her each quality to make her the quirky, ambitious woman she is. I love her array of voices and she really brings this story alive.

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Love this series!

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Can’t put it down

When Sabrina finds once again another dead body she is very shocked because this time is Mrs. Terry, the psychic she visited the day before and the same one that told her that her sister will be found. Sabrina will help David, detective from Treasure Cove police department, and her boyfriend to find the murder. Very well narrated.

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Nice afternoon read

Easy reading. Narration could be better. Story line was good.
This book was given to me by the author for review.

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Less intriguing than I expected - 3.5 stars really

It's my first book both by Ms Potts and Ms Beacom and although I generally think it's an OK story with an OK narration, there are some things that I found a bit irritating... But overall it gave me some pleasure so I'd say give it a chance.

What I liked about it? The relationships between Sabrina and her relatives and friends, the way her personal life interferes with the investigation, the way people react to what has been happening, the fast pace of the plot itself...
What then did I find irritating a bit about the book? I don't know about America, but where I live a civilian is NEVER allowed to participate in a police investigation unless he/she is an offical consultant or expert... It's just so unbelievable for me that Sabrina is not only allowed to freely enter the scenes of the two murders committed in the book but she's also present in the interrogation room and during all the conversations of the leading detective with witnesses/suspects - even if she's his girlfriend, and a smart, intuitive one at that... Nonetheless, wouldn't that be grounds for rejecting any evidence the police acquired in such circumstances? Also, I kind of had a feeling that there wasn't much to lead us to the solution, just a set of inconclusive talks with the suspects and then boom, one piece of evidence found at the scene of the crime and Sabrina solves the case... I know it's a cozy mystery, so the amateur sleuth is supposed to solve the case, but I somehow lacked the solid police work somewhere in the background, especially that Sabrina officially accompanies a police detective in his investigation... It felt as if Castle was doing all the work and Beckett was taking the back seat not even really trying to do her job, only with genders reversed here... Sabrina and David just didn't feel like equal partners to me.

But, all that said, the plot itself was rather interesting, with quite a bunch of colourful suspects and a though-provoking take on psychics and their customers' reactions to their visions, so I'd say the book was OK. I didn't feel like I'd wasted a few hours of my time...

As for the narration, it was generally good, with nice differentiation of voices. The only thing that irritated me initially was the fact that Ms Beacom sounded overexcited in the narrative parts, especially in the first hour or so. But then I got used to it and it didn't bother me so much later on. So it's more like 3.5 stars again for the narration, not 3.

DISCLAIMER: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Natalie
  • 05-28-18

Great for younger readers!

Book 2 of the Daley Buzz Mystery series. I have listened to this as a standalone after receiving the audiobook free of charge from the author in return for an honest review.

Sabrina’s psychic Miss Terri reveals some information about her missing sister. When Sabrina returns to find out more she finds out that Terri has been killed. She then teams up with her detective boyfriend to solve this mystery.

THE GOOD STUFF
This was a simple and light read. Nice to listen to when I wasn’t really paying too much attention.

It would be great for a young audience who are interested in mystery. It has a ‘Scooby Doo’ kind of feel to it.

The narrator was okay, (other than the fact she constantly said ‘Caramel’ wrong…) she kept the pace of the story quite well and really got into the story.

I like that this book series seems to have a key location where the characters meet up, the Daley Buzz coffee shop.

NOT MY CUP OF TEA
Sabrina wasn’t really a character that I related to. She annoyed me a little bit at times. Her boyfriend was quite likable but the only way that we knew he was her boyfriend was because she would constantly refer to him as such. The two didn’t actually seem to have much chemistry other than a detective/partner relationship.

Sabrina also had this incredible ability to tell people’s exact heights and ages when she met them. I found there to be a few too many characters that just seemed to appear and the characters knew about them a little more than I did, I don’t know if maybe they were introduced in the book before but I did find myself getting a little muddled with who she was actually talking to and why at times.

OVERALL RATING
This book was quite a nice read, it did drag on a little at times because the main character did get a little boring. I would highly recommend this for young teens who are just starting to get into mystery fiction however.

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  • Inishowen Cailin
  • 05-07-18

A gentle cosy mystery

This is a gently paced cosy mystery. The death of a psychic leads to lots of suspects for Sabrina to investigate. It was quite a good mystery as I had no idea who the killer was until it was revealed near the end.
I like that there is a secondary mystery running through this series i.e. the disappearance of Sabrina's sister. This aspect has me completely hooked and I can't wait to read more to find out what happened to her.
I would like a little bit of romance in Sabrina's life. She does have a boyfriend but his character isn't developed and their relationship is not a source of drama or a plot point. He's kind of like a human equivalent of Google. She just asks him questions about the case and he answers her. I would like to see more happening between the pair.

This was a good book to read on a quiet day to myself and I enjoyed listening to the narration.

I voluntarily reviewed a gifted copy.