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Pleading the Fish by Bree Baker

Pleading the Fish in the Seaside Cafe Mysteries series and I’m broken hearted over it! I have only read two books in this series including this one and because they’ve both been so great, I often recommend this series to others who want to dip their toe in the cozy mystery pool.

This book really nicely wrapped up the series. There was closure and chapters involving how Everly and Grady’s future looked and also her close friends impending life’s paths as well. And of course, the mystery was solved with Everly’s sleuthing help.

The pacing of the story was just perfectly developed and I really enjoy when Everly’s aunts are involved.

Overall, this was a cozy conclusion to a great series.

Thank you Poisoned Pen Press for the gifted copy. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.


Book Description

In the seventh and final book of Bree Baker's critically acclaimed Seaside Café Mystery series, Pleading the Fish, Everly Swan's wedding plans are upended by a dead body. She'll have to run her teashop, find a dress, and catch a murderer all before she can walk down the aisle!

Café owner and amateur sleuth Everly Swan, like every Swan woman before her, is cursed in love. The only problem? Her fiancé Detective Grady Hayes has something to say about it—he doesn't believe in magic and is determined to prove the curse wrong so they can spend their lives together. Everly wishes it could be so simple!

It feels like a sign when a historian looking into Swan history is found dead in an antique wishing well, and Everly fears the curse is spreading. Grady takes the case, looking to find justice and prove the curse wrong, while Everly does a bit of investigating on her own. Big change is coming for Everly and her friends, but with mysterious strangers lurking about and someone leaving increasingly threatening messages for the happy couple, Everly's not sure she'll get her happily-ever-after!

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