Thursday, December 9, 2021

Review: An Eggnog to Die For by Amy Pershing

An Eggnog to Die For
by Amy Pershing

Publisher: Berkley
Pages: 320
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  It's Santa Claus, she says tonelessly. Santa Claus is dead.

Food writer Sam Barnes wants a lot of things: a quiet Christmas at home with her dog and the town's handsome harbormaster, to never be in a viral video again, and to stop finding dead bodies. Unfortunately for Sam, her parents are coming to visit, she's often around cameras for work, and she just found the town Santa dead in the storage room of the cocktail bar she was profiling.

Although she was only interviewing the owners of the Ginger Jar in hopes of getting the recipe for their Coquito Eggnog cocktail for the friends and family Christmas Eve dinner she's hosting, Sam quickly finds herself taking on the role of investigator once again. She needs to find out who slayed this Santa--but with holiday stress already building, will Sam be able to pull off a perfect feast and nab a killer?

Kritters Thoughts:  The second in a series and while the mystery is self contained within each book, I would absolutely recommend you start with book one before diving into this one as there is so much back story with the main and secondary characters that you will want to know before diving into this one.  

Sam Barnes is back in this book and she is working on a video series for the local Cape Cod newspaper when Santa Claus is found dead in the up and coming bar that is serving fun cocktails along side some unique eats.  Unfortunately, the victim is not well liked and quite a few people in town may have a reason to want him dead, so Sam must figure out who had reason and motive and ability to kill him.  

Comparing this book to the previous one, I didn't love this one as much.  Sam was in and out of investigating and juggling with hosting her parents for the holidays and for some reason the flow of the story just didn't work for me as well as it did in the first one.  I know that there is another one to come in 2022 and am excited to read it and see where the author takes Sam Barnes.  

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

Ebook 2021 Challenge: 152 out of 100

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