Monday, February 11, 2019

Review: Killer Punch by Amy Korman

Killer Punch
by Amy Korman

Publisher: Witness Impulse
Pages: 224
Format: ebook
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Antiques dealer Kristin Clark is ready for summer: Her friends—Holly, Sophie, and Bootsie—have been busy party-planning for the annual Tomato Show at the country club, and plotting to beat long-time nemesis, Eula, in the tennis tournament. Plus, Kristin’s now serving a famously potent Peach Punch every Thursday at her store, which will definitely lure in customers!

But when a prominent pastoral painting, a key piece of décor for the big event, disappears from the Club, everyone’s a suspect, and Kristin and her friends start sleuthing. Could the annoying Eula have stolen the pricey painting? And, is Eula violating Tomato Show rules by growing her Early Girls in the unbeatable New Jersey soil?

Meanwhile, their village is in an uproar about an unsightly new Mega Wine Mart slotted to go up in a local forest (though everyone’s excited about the cheap booze). And will July be the month their decorator buddy Joe finally proposes to Sophie—if she can get her Guccis back from her shoe-stealing ex, and finish her divorce? The Killer Wasps are on the case!

Kritters Thoughts:  Killer Punch is book 3 of a mystery series.  I had read book one and two a very long time ago and reading book 3 and 4 were on my to do list that I wanted to complete in 2018 and I just barely did at the end of the year.

I think the reasons why I didn't love this book as much as book one and two is because I read those so long ago and I wasn't connected with the characters and felt as though reading this book I was jumping on a ship midstream.  I have also read a lot of mystery books since reading the previous two books and after reading all of those, this book felt amateurish.  I felt as though this story jumped around and I had a hard time keeping my attention to the story.  

I think I liked Kristin Clark more in the previous books and felt as though I enjoyed her investigating in the previous mysteries.  This one had two mysteries going on and they seemed disjointed and maybe I would have liked it more if there had been more focus on one other the other.  

Tomorrow I am reviewing the final in the series, Killer Holiday and will be glad to check an unfinished series off my list.

Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more

Ebook 2018 Challenge: 99 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from the author.  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.

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