Author: Clare Chase
Series: Eve Mallow #8
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Format: Kindke ARC
No. of Pages: 293
Date of Publication: May 17, 2022
My Rating: 5 Stars
Eve Mallow is happy to volunteer at a celebration at Lovelace Manor. A planned hot-air balloon stunt has everyone excited - until the television historian that would be in the air balloon falls to her death. Her name was Cammie Harungrm and Eve is sure that this was no accident. With plenty of suspects, Eve is interested in more than writing the obituary for the victim, sh8s to find the killer herself.
As a well-respected obituary writer, Eve easily has the opportunity to talk to the many people that knew the victims as a basis for background information for the article, but Eve goes much further. Eve turns over clues left and right in order to get closer to identifying the killer. Per normal whenever it comes to Eve solving a murder, there are no shortage of suspects, but the closer she gets, the more danger she finds herself in.
Eve is not in this alone. She has Robin, police officer turned gardener, although their relationship is secret due to an occurrence from his previous career. Then there is Gus, her faithful dachshund. With more than a few surprises, a gorgeous setting, even pacing and Eve's delightful introspection, this book definitely kept me guessing, and this made it a real page-turner. I love the fact that I was not able to identify the killer myself, thus this book came to an exciting conclusion. Clare Chase has written another winner with this eighth book in this thoroughly engaging cozy mystery series, and I am sure the next book will be just as enjoyable.
Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
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