The story takes place in a small town in Michigan state where Shiloh Bellamy recently moved back to after leaving her job as a Hollywood producer to help her ailing father revamp the family’s farm. When Shiloh finds the farm’s investor’s dead body soon after she arrives, the town quickly points the finger at her.
This had all the elements that make for an entertaining cozy mystery and I really enjoyed it. It had an amateur sleuth, a charming sidekick pet, a small town setting and the promise of a potential romance. There were the typical nosy and annoying townsfolk and a few red herrings to throw you off the path of figuring out who did it. While I didn’t figure out who did actually murder the disliked murder victim, it was still not a far fetched suspect that I have had come across in some other cozies.
Overall, this one was thoroughly entertaining and I look forward to reading the upcoming books in the series.
Thank you Poisoned Pen Press for my gifted copy. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Shiloh Bellamy cashed in her big city job and 401K to return home to Michigan to save the family farm, but turning Bellamy Farms into a sustainable, organic operation is no small feat. Especially when her new investor is found dead at the farmers market not long after the contract is signed, a contract that the whole town knows her father was wholeheartedly against.
Now, Shiloh must clear her family's name and track down the real killer before her farm dreams wilt before her very eyes. But with her father trying to stop any progress on his land, her cousin belittling her every effort, and the whole town believing her family at fault, Shiloh has to carry the investigation on her shoulders or risk all her dreams drying up before they begin.