Publisher: Gallery Books
Review Source: Edelweiss
Reviewed by: Stormi
Release Date: Feb. 26th
A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO SOLVING CRIME? AT THE NATURE’S WAY MARKET AND CAFÉ, A GENTLE TOUCH, A DOSE OF AROMATIC HERBS, FRESH EVIDENCE, AND INSPIRED INVESTIGATING ARE THE ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS TO CATCHING A KILLER!
When naturopathic doctor and shop owner Willow McQuade’s ex-boyfriend Simon Lewis invites her to a party for the cast and crew of a new television show at Long Island’s scenic Bixby Estate, she’s most excited to visit the property’s exclusive lavender farm. But a whole field of her favorite stress-reducing herb can’t provide enough soothing support to calm the effects of a murder!
Even the show’s psychic star didn’t predict the demise of Roger Bixby, the estate’s owner and estranged husband of Simon’s new girlfriend. Now Simon, who’s been collared by police, needs Willow’s help to remedy the situation. As Willow snoops about the mansion, offering natural cures to ease the mounting tension, a strange energy—and the discovery of an eerily similar unsolved murder decades earlier—makes her wonder whether the alternative source of the crime might actually be . . . supernatural. Can she find harmony between mind, body, and possibly even spirits before somebody else goes up in smoke?
This is the first book I have read by this author and I admit I don't read a whole lot of cozy mysteries. It was an interesting book and I learnt a lot about home remedies.
I am sure there was at least one book before this one as the main character, Willow, talked about solving her aunt Claire's murder which is how she met Jackson, her boyfriend. Willow has now taken over her aunt's health store and things have been going okay. Willow and Jackson are invited to the Bixby's for a party and the host ends up murdered and Willow's ex-boyfriend is accussed of murder.
Willow is not ready to get involved in another murder investigation but she doesn't believe that Simon could kill anyone, so she takes it on. Roger Bixby is not a well liked person, he cheated on his wife, he is mean and there were quite a few people that would have reason to want him dead. I sort of had it kind of figured out by the end but there was still a few things that I was like oooh I didn't figure that.
I really enjoyed the mystery and the characters, but I do wish the dog had a different name. I couldn't remember what to call it so I always had to make up a short nickname for it. What type of a name is Qigung or something like that. I would recommend this book for anyone who likes cozy mysteries.