Chick lit, Mystery

Apple Cider Slaying by Julie Anne Lindsey

This is part of my backlist reads, and I am really late in getting around to it. There have been two additions to the series since then, neither of which I had the opportunity to pick up, but from the ratings online, they seem to have built up on the first in a positive manner.
This review may not mean much coming at this time, but I think anyone on the lookout for a new cozy mystery may enjoy the nuances of an apple farm with recipes of cider.
The lead protagonist is a likeable character who dotes on her grandmother, her surviving parent. She is hardworking, intelligent and has tons of ideas for her farm and how to grow the income, but things are not going her way.
It begins with a body that is found on their farm, followed by either her or her grandmother being the focus of the following investigation. Unwilling to put her trust in a new guy who did not know them enough to even consider putting them on the list, she starts to investigate on her own. It is a straightforward investigation, introduction to a possible love interest and the rallying support of the townsfolk that makes this an entertaining read. I was not so absorbed by the mystery itself, but it worked overall.
I would recommend this series to anyone on the lookout for something in this genre to read.
I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.

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