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Review: Draw and Order

Title: Draw and Order

Series: Paint and Shine Mystery #2

Author: Cheryl Hollon

Release Date: June 29th 2021

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads

Synopsis from Goodreads: For her latest excursion, Miranda is thrilled to take a close-knit group of rock climbers, the Risky Business Adventurers, up the challenging Battleship Rock Trail to paint and sample moonshine. But the outing is cut short when they discover a skeleton near the trailhead. Even more startling, the bones belong to Howard Cable, Miranda's cousin...and a former classmate of the Risky Business group.

The sheriff chalks it up to a hiking accident, but Miranda isn't convinced that Howard, an experienced woodsman, died within sight of a well-marked trail. So, with the help of Ranger Austin Morgan, Miranda sets out on her own investigation and discovers that the Risky Business group is keeping plenty of secrets. But is one of them hiding the truth about Howard's death?

My Review: This is a fantastic cozy mystery! I didn't realize it wasn't book one when I started and it read just fine without having read the first one though I will be going back and reading that one next! I loved the location of the book and the fact that they found the skeleton while hiking. I must admit I always wonder if there are any nearby skeletons whenever I'm out hiking. The book had a couple points that were supposed to be coincidences but really felt unbelievable. There was also a bit of extra fluff in the book that could have been cut out. Overall though I enjoyed it and look forward to continuing the series.

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

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