New Year in Mystic Springs – Mona Marple

A Mystic Springs Paranormal Cozy

Five of five stars given

Traveling – with some trepidation – to spend New Year with Taylor’s family, Connie isn’t sure if his warnings come from a place of his own nervousness, or if she really should be worried.

Although Mystic Springs Paranormal Cozies are a series, each book stands alone.  The thread joining them is the town that is home to many of the recurring personalities.  Marple has given each of the citizens of Mystic their own story.  This one is Connie’s story. 

When she finds herself in the midst of the backstabbing venom of the Thomson family, Connie tries to keep to herself as much as possible so as not to be caught in the crossfire.  A strategy which works to a point.  Until there’s a dead body.  And what purports to be a suicide.  Except that Connie just knows it’s not.  While Taylor can’t investigate his own family, Connie has no such reluctance and sets out immediately to find the truth.  Not any easy task; and filled with wrong turns and misdirection.  And maybe a little danger too?

New Year is an interesting tale.  Family conflicts, resentments, long held grudges and fears; all play their part in the drama Marple skillfully unfolds.  As with all of her work, I enjoyed this immensely and was sad when I reached the end.  Highly recommend!

Preorder link – for those interested – is here: mybook.to/NYIMS

[Many thanks to the author for the opportunity to read an Advance Reader Copy of this book.   This is my honest review, the opinions expressed herein are entirely my own.]

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