In the next installment of Collins’ popular series, Abby Knight and her husband Marco are happy to finally be moving into their new home, but like everything Abby undertakes, it’s not long before mystery abounds in their new little community with the discovery of a dead body in a nearby pond. The police like Abby and Marco’s next door neighbor for the suspect, but the newlyweds disagree and set about to find the real killer, uncovering a plethora of secrets along the way.
The thing I like about Kate Collins’ writing is that she manages to keep her characters fresh and interesting even after –what is this, number 17? The mysteries are always interesting and I love the interaction between Abby and her cousin Jillian. (Jillian is always a hoot – she is absolutely my favorite character in this series. I want to know when they are putting her in the Hallmark movies??????) Fans of this series will not be disappointed, will finish the book in no time flat and sit there anxiously awaiting to see what sort of trouble Collins can get Abby into next. – Five Stars – ROCCO LOTEMPIO
Abby and Marco’s new neighborhood isn’t as rosy as it seems in the latest Flower Shop Mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Florist Grump and A Root Awakening.
Flower shop owner Abby Knight and her husband, Marco, are ecstatic to finally be moving into their new home, despite the prospect of unpacking a seemingly infinite number of boxes. After all, Brandywine—their new subdivision—seems like an oasis with its welcoming neighbors and beautifully manicured lawns.
But their idyllic community is suddenly uprooted when a body is found floating in a nearby pond. The police think Abby and Marco’s helpful next door neighbor is the culprit, but the newlyweds aren’t convinced.
Meanwhile, Marco distrusts his mother’s slick new boyfriend, and Abby’s cousin Jillian has agreed to decorate their new home, resulting in comic chaos. Even worse, as Abby and Marco dig through Brandywine’s secrets in search of a killer, they discover that some flowers come from very bad seeds...and danger stalks even the sunniest small-town streets.