March 14, 2018

Bearly Departed by Meg Macy - Review

I received this book free from the publisher. All opinions are my own

Book details
Series: A Teddy Bear Mystery (Book 1)
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Kensington (May 30, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1496709632
ISBN-13: 978-1496709639

Book description
The Silver Bear Shop and Factory might be the cutest place around, but there’s nothing warm and fuzzy about murder . . .

As manager of the family teddy bear shop and factory, thirty-one-year-old Sasha Silverman leads a charmed life. Well, except for the part about being a single divorcĂ©e with a ticking biological clock in small-town Silver Hollow. And that’s just kid’s stuff compared to Will Taylor, the sales rep who’s set on making drastic changes to the business her parents built from scratch—with or without Sasha’s approval . . .

But before Will digs his claws in, someone pulls the stuffing out of his plan . . . and leaves his dead body inside the factory. Reeling from shock, Sasha’s hit with more bad news—police suspect her hot-tempered Uncle Ross may have murdered him. Sasha knows her uncle would never do such a thing, and she’s launching her own little investigation to expose the truth. As she tracks Will’s biggest rivals and enemies for clues, Sasha can’t get too comfy—or she’ll become the next plaything for a killer . . 

Meet the author - Meg Macy
Award-winning mystery author Meg Macy lives in Southeast Michigan, close ​enough ​to Ann Arbor, Chelsea, and Dexter -- the area she chose for the setting of her new "Shamelessly Adorable Teddy Bear" cozy mystery series for Kensington. She is also one-half of the writing team of D.E. Ireland for the Eliza Doolittle & Henry Higgins Mystery series; two​, Wouldn't It Be Deadly and Get Me to the Grave On Time​ ​were​ Agatha Award finalists​ for Best Historical​. Meg's first published book, Double Crossing, won the 2012 Best First Novel Spur Award from Western Writers of America. She's a graduate of Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction program. Meg loves reading mysteries, historicals, and other genre fiction, and also enjoys gardening, crafts, and watercolor painting.

My thoughts
Who would not want to work in a teddy bear shop. I loved the setting of this book it made me feel like a kid again talking about the teddy bears. But it was not so nice that Will wanted to change things. When he ended up dead of course you would think it was because of what he wanted to do. The cast of characters were fun to get to know especially Sasha and her dog Rosie. The small town setting was perfect for this book. It made it seem real to me. I also liked the author's writing style and how she kept me guessing. Just when I thought I had something figured out she would put a twist to let me start guessing again. I am looking forward to the next book in this series and what Sasha will be doing next. 

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