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The only thing worse than a used car salesman showing up on your doorstep is finding one dead.

After a scandalous divorce, Elise returns from the big city to her southern home town only to trip over the body of the town playboy. He leaves behind a heap of trouble that includes missing money, missing pets, and mourning lovers, and the suspects just keep piling up.

Caught in her own drama, Elise is quick to wash her hands of it, until her best friend, Lavina, winds up as the number one suspect.

Can Elise clear her friend's name without ending up as the next one dead? Or are her friendship blinders keeping her from seeing the truth?

©2016 CeeCee James (P)2016 CeeCee James

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Great Book!

I really enjoyed this book by CeeCee James! You know how they say time flies when you're having fun? Well, they are right! Time flew by as I listened...I couldn't believe it! It is a bit over 4 hours, but it seemed like an hour. The story line moved along quickly, and I felt like I've known the characters forever. It is a really fun book, and I definitely recommend it to those who love cozy mysteries!! I already got another audiobook from this author and I cannot wait to start it!

The narrator did a good job with the voices and accents. She has a sweet voice with good projection. At first I thought she talked a bit slow, but then as the story picked up, I was fully engaged. I haven't ever listened to an audiobook on anything except normal speed, but because this is a fun, relaxing read that doesn't take too much deep concentration, I could have given it a try. In the end, I am glad that I didn't because I didn't want it to end!

Thank you for reading!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Great book!

I loved this book. It was so fun and full of southern charm. The author kept me guessing. I had no idea who did the murderer was. Great read!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Good murder mystery

Southern girl comes back home from big city. Hair salon gossip and quirky friends all add to the fun.

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Delightful cozy Southern mystery

Well-written and very well-narrated. I wanted to hear much more about the characters and their town.

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loved it

I had never heard of CeCe James , but I am very happy to have stumbled across her book. Story line was very good, light clean and interesting. I have already looked for boojs by her. Ialso loved listening to the narrator . The combination of both CeCe James and Jennifer Groberg is absolutely awesome, so yes I loved it!!

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  • Beatrice
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 12-06-16

Not for me

I forced myself to get through the first few chapters. It's not that the book was bad, it was just predictable and formulaic. The characters were flat and I didn't feel the need to finish it.

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Saving her best friend from a murder arrest

In The Sweet Taste of Murder by CeeCee James, Elise returns to her hometown in Tennessee after a nasty divorce and is not accepted by most in her town for having left them to marry a high powered lawyer. Taking a job as a dog walker while trying to get back on her feet, Elise is jogging in the park with her three charges when the train nearby crashes into a car on the track, with the driver killed. But Elise's real shock comes when she learns that a suicide note was found stating that he is leaving his entire estate to Elise's best friend Lavina, his daughter. No one knew about this connection, least of all Elise, but she learns that Lavina learned of this relationship a few months earlier.

But it doesn't take long before the police discover that Cameron McMahon was poisoned before being pushed onto the tracks. It turns out that there are several potential suspects, since Cameron was a philandering man-about-town. But Lavina is a prime suspect, since Cameron was worth millions of dollars. He also was known to have gotten his secretary, Sylvia, pregnant, and she has been kicked out of her house by her husband, Frank, who can't have children of his own, the proof that Sylvia cheated on him. The police detective, Brad, a formerly scrawny friend from high school, now a highly muscular and gorgeous former soldier-turned-cop, seems interested in Elise and includes her in his investigations. Can Elise get to the bottom of the crime before Lavina gets arrested?

This book was enjoyable to listen to. I had a good time with the story, which had more depth than many of the books I've listened to lately. The characters have a degree of depth, but I really would have liked to get to know them better. The community of Angel Lake, Tennessee has some flavor, but it seems that we could have learned more about the town.

I did like the narration of Jennifer Groberg, who does good voices for the characters and depictions of the book. I don't know what a Tennessee accent sounds like, so I can't determine if she does them accurately. But it does seem strange that Elise has a less regional accent than Lavina despite their growing up together.

The Sweet Taste of Murder was a fun listening experience. I had a good time with this book though I did wish for more details as named above. I give it four stars.

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Not as good as I hoped

The story was okay but no where near as good as I hoped it would be from the reviews. The narrator made it hard to listen to the story and I stopped it less than halfway through.

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The Sweet Taste of Murder

The story line kept you guessing and appreciated how the main character had grown within herself. I will want to listen
to your other books.

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Can't wait to listen to the next one

I absolutely love love this book. I'm listening to it on audible. I love Elise and her friend Lavina. I also love Elise and Brad. Basically I love the whole book. It's light, I find some humor and of course there's a murder that our dog-walker Elise needs to solve when Lavina is suspected of the murder. I can't wait to read the next one.