Review: Nipped in the Bud by Sheila Connolly
Title: Nipped in the Bud
Series: Orchard Mystery #12
Author: Sheila Connolly
Release Date: October 29, 2018
Rating: 2/5 Stars
Synopsis from Goodreads: Winter still has a firm stranglehold on the small town of Granford, and newly married orchard owner Meg Chapin is restless to begin her spring pruning and planting, while Seth busies himself with a new project of his own. But their relative peace is shattered when a gunshot breaks the winter silence and they discover the body of a dead woman on their land. What’s just as troubling is that the state police have hushed up the murder and are warning Meg not to investigate. Never one to sit by idly with a killer on the loose, Meg starts digging for clues and probing for answers as discreetly as she can. When the victim turns out to have been an undercover reporter doing a story on the blossoming trade in illegal drugs in the area, Meg’s stunned to learn that this very modern crime has come to sleepy Granford. Unwilling to accept that the nasty business has put down roots so close to home—and led to a murder that occurred literally in her own backyard—Meg is determined to nip it in the bud before the town she knows and loves turns rotten . . .
My Review: I have enjoyed this series up until this point but I didn’t like this one. I felt like nothing happens. There is the a murder but once that happens there is just so much talking that I got bored. I kept putting the book down and then coming back just to figure out who the killer was. The book was so slow that I just couldn’t enjoy the book and it was often very repetitive. For example the characters sit down to go over everything in the case, which is basically a rehash of everything that has happened and really added nothing to the story. I have always found that the main character, meg, to a bit annoying but in this book she is downright whiny and I got frustrated with her pretty quickly. Although I would recommend the earlier books in the series I do not recommend this one and I’m not sure I’ll be continuing with the series anymore.
*I received this book from Beyond the Page publishing in exchange for an honest review*