author: Dakota Cassidy
series: Marshmallow Hollow Mysteries #4
published: 23 September 2021
genre(s): cozy mystery, holiday, paranormal
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Welcome to Marshmallow Hollow, Maine, a holiday mystery, where it's all Christmas all the time and murder is hung by the chimney with care...
Hellooo! I'm at it again, and only a day after my last run-in with a killer!
Hobbs and I are growing closer and closer, but there always seems to be a mystery waiting for us just around the corner, nipping at our heels and thwarting our hot romance.
A very nice waiter named Joey Scarpetti, from the Marshmallow Hollow Ski Lodge is dead, and it happened in my backyard in my pear tree, no less. So what’s a girl to do but investigate?
On top of that, I catch Hobbs having coffee with a very stylish, flawlessly beautiful, natural blonde (hair envy here!), and I’m in a bit of a tizzy.
But when I have a gruesome vision of a young woman, so grief-stricken she wants to leave this plane forever, I know I have to find out if my vision is from a future event and if so, is there a way I can prevent a horrible tragedy?
All bets are off the table as I hunt for a killer and try and save a young woman’s life!
a few notes
cover notes: seasonal, cozy
keywords/phrases: murder, magic, obsession, stalking
mood reading: in the mood for a complex mystery with fun elements
bonus points: smart characters, humor
I think this one just might be my favorite in the series! There was a heavier tone to parts of the story that I appreciated, as it added a lot to the suspense and anticipation. As always, the author creates tons of twists and turns, lots of little reveals that totally hide the true whodunit. When the bad guy was finally revealed, I was utterly floored. And while the mystery was wonderful, so too was the romance. I love Hobbs and Hal together, but a potential wrench is thrown into it when it’s discovered that he, too, has a secret. So good!
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