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Review: Body and Soul Food

Title: Body and Soul Food

Author: Abby Collette

Release Date: November 9th 2021

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads

Synopsis from Goodreads: When Koby Hill and Keaton Rutledge were orphaned at age two, they were separated, but their unbreakable connection lingered. Year later, they reunite and decide to make up for lost time and capitalize on their shared interests by opening up a well-stocked bookstore and cozy soul-food café in the quaint Pacific Northwest town of Timber Lake. But this new chapter of their lives could end on a cliffhanger after Koby's foster brother is found murdered.

The murder, which occurred in public between light-rail stops, seems impossible for the police to solve. But as Keaton and Koby know, two heads are always better than one, especially when it comes to mysteries. With just a week to go before the grand opening of their new café, the twins will use their revitalized connection with each other to make sure this is the killer's final page.

My Review: This one was quite a bit darker than most cozy mysteries and I didn't love it as much as I had hoped for. The foster care and over protective brother story line felt forced and overdone. That was pretty distracting and pulled me out of the story. Other parts of the story were a little bit off too. Keaton, who I liked, seemed pretty oblivious and did things that seemed to be simply plot devices. Overall this one wasn't really for me.

*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*

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