To solve her father’s murder and save the family-owned glass shop, Savannah Webb must shatter a killer’s carefully constructed façade. . .
After Savannah’s father dies unexpectedly of a heart attack, she drops everything to return home to St. Petersburg, Florida, to settle his affairs–including the fate of the beloved, family-owned glass shop. Savannah intends to hand over ownership to her father’s trusted assistant and fellow glass expert, Hugh Trevor, but soon discovers the master craftsman also dead of an apparent heart attack.
As if the coincidence of the two deaths wasn’t suspicious enough, Savannah discovers a note her father left for her in his shop, warning her that she is in danger. With the local police unconvinced, it’s up to Savannah to piece together the encoded clues left behind by her father. And when her father’s apprentice is accused of the murders, Savannah is more desperate than ever to crack the case before the killer seizes a window of opportunity to cut her out of the picture.
Great debut for this new series, is a cozy mystery full of twists, well written with engaging characters and a strong plot.
Savannah lives in Seattle but returns to her hometown after the sudden death of her father. He seems died of a heart attack. She must take in managing the shop of her father, "Webb Glass Shop" and his course on glassblowing. Her intention is to leave Hugh, the right arm of her father, take care of everything. When he is found dead in a supposed heart attack, Savannah suspects that these deaths are not due to natural causes. She also finds a message from her father who warns her to be in danger. With the help of some good people who have just met, she will investigate to solve the mystery helped by various clues that his father left her.
Savannah is an intelligent character, sweet but stubborn and determined. I loved her relationship with her father, I was excited to read how he was proud of her. The characters are people I would like to know and I would get close in times of difficulty.
I really enjoyed the lessons on how to paint the glass blowing, were really interesting and charming.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a riveting story.
I received an advance reader edition of this book from Publisher via NetGalley for the purpose of providing an honest review.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Cheryl Hollon now writes full-time after she left an engineering career of designing and building military flight simulators in amazing countries such as England, Wales, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, and India. Fulfilling the dream of a lifetime, she combines her love of writing with a passion for creating glass art. In the small glass studio behind her house in St. Petersburg, Florida, Cheryl and her husband design, create, and produce fused glass, stained glass, and painted glass artworks. Visit her online athttp://cherylhollon.com, on Facebook or on Twitter @CherylHollon.