Thursday, April 23, 2015

Review: Killer Getaway by Amy Korman

Killer Getaway
by Amy Korman

Publisher: Witness Impulse
Pages: 256
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Amazon:  With a storm brewing in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, the Killer WASPs head south to Palm Beach, Florida. And what could be better than fabulous friends, Lilly Pulitzer beachwear, frozen cocktails, and high-society drama?

Kristin Clark and her basset hound, Waffles, are ready to escape the doldrums of winter to bask in the warm Florida sun and dine at her friends' new restaurant, Vicino. But when a rival restaurant undergoes an HGTV makeover and attempts to steal Vicino's spotlight and its patrons, the town is abuzz with gossip, and Kristin and her friends—Bootsie, a nosy reporter; Holly, a chicken nugget heiress; and Sophie, the soon-to-be ex-wife of a mobster—have parties to attend.
Everything is going swimmingly in the glitz and glamour of Palm Beach until a bad batch of clams threatens to shut down Vicino and their vacation for good. When it becomes clear that the clams may be more than an innocent mishap, the ladies must unravel the mystery before there are deadly consequences.

Kritters Thoughts:  A cross between chick lit and mystery, this book was a perfect sequel to Killer WASPs.  Kristin is innocently heading down to Florida to stay with friends to escape the January in Pittsburgh, when of course she finds herself wrapped up in a mystery with most of the characters from Pittsburgh transplanted to Florida.

I loved seeing all of the characters again, but I sort of wish there had been some new ones added into the mix.  It felt a little too planned to have ALL the characters relocate down to Florida and have a second mystery unfold.  Although, I did love seeing these characters again, so maybe just a few new ones would have helped.  

After saying all of that, these two books are great chick lit mystery adventures and they would be perfect to pack on an ereader and take to the pool or the beach for the weekend.  This is the second in the series and I absolutely recommend starting with the first and then quickly following with this fun adventure.  

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2015 Challenge: 29 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Dey Street Books.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

1 comment :

  1. I've been looking for a new cozy mystery to read and this sounds great.


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