Review: Tide and Punishment
Title: Tide and Punishment
Series: Seaside Café Mystery #3
Author: Bree Baker
Release Date: September 24th, 2019
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Synopsis from Goodreads: No one dreams of a killer Christmas...
It's Christmastime in Charm, North Carolina, and while Everly Swan would prefer to focus on decorating her iced tea shop for its first holiday season, Great-Aunt Fran has decided to run for mayor against her long-time nemesis. But when the other candidate turns up dead just before the first scheduled debate, all eyes turn to Fran as the suspect with the most obvious motive.
Everly knows her sweet, elderly Aunt Fran couldn't have murdered anyone, but as she struggles to find the real killer, it begins to seem like this may be the last merry Christmas her family may ever have.
My Review: This is a fantastic addition to the series and will make for a great holiday cozy mystery! I love Everly and her aunts and all of their eccentricities. I also adore Everly’s pets, especially the seagull. This story it well written, well plotted and the mystery is a good one, with quite a few twists. I enjoyed watching Everly’s relationship develop, but I do think that is going a bit too slowly for the series. I’d like to see that pick up the pace in the next book! As always I loved the food descriptions and yummy recipes! Already looking forward to the next book.
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*