Review: Pint of No Return


Title: Pint of no Return

Series: Ice Cream Shop Mystery #1

Author: Dana Mentink

Release Date: May 25, 2021

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Synopsis from Goodreads: After her divorce from her thrice-married embezzler husband, Trinidad Jones is finally ready for a fresh start. So when she's left one of ex's businesses in Upper Sprocket, Oregon, she decides to pack up her dog, cash in her settlement, and open her dream business: the Shimmy and Shake Shop, introducing the world to her monster milkshakes. And even with a couple sticky situations underway, namely that the other two ex-wives also call Sprocket home, Trinidad's life seems to be churning along smoothly.


That is, until she discovers her neighbor, the Popcorn King, head down in his giant popcorn kettle. When one of Trinidad's fellow ex-wives is accused of the murder and Upper Sprocket descends into mayhem, it's going to take a supersized scoop of courage to flush out the killer.


My Review: This was a really fun start to a new series. I really liked the main character and the side characters. The setting was cute though the name Sprocket was really distracting for me (It kept making me think of the Jetsons movie oddly enough.) I thought the book was well written and the mystery was well done. I also really wanted one her monster milkshakes a couple times! I will certainly be checking out the next book in the series!


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