Review: Killer Chardonnay
Title: Killer Chardonnay
Author: Kate Lansing
Release Date: May 26, 2020
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Find it here: Goodreads
Synopsis from Goodreads: A young winery owner won't let one sour grape ruin the bunch in the first installment of this exciting cozy mystery series.Parker Valentine has always dreamed of opening her own winery in her hometown of Boulder, Colorado. But she gets more than she bargained for when a food and wine critic unexpectedly shows up at Vino Valentine on opening day. A negative review could be fatal for her business, and not only does he seem to hate her chardonnay, he also collapses and dies shortly after drinking it.Although Parker hoped that the attendees would put a cork in it, soon her winery is at the center of a social media firestorm. With #killerchardonnay trending online, Parker's business is in danger of closing, and she has no choice but to investigate the murder herself.To restore her reputation, catch a killer, and keep her struggling business open, Parker needs only one thing: some good proof.
My Review: I really enjoyed this cozy mystery! The characters were extremely well thought out and developed. I loved the relationship that is slowly developing. And I loved Parker. She was such a strong lead in this story. I am not a wine drinker but I still appreciated the descriptions of the different wines and the wine making process! I hope there is more of how the wines are made in future books! The mystery was also well developed and there were enough suspects to keep me guessing until the end. If you like cozy mysteries, and are a fan of wine, I definitely recommend checking this series out!
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*