domenica 6 marzo 2016

Review & Giveaway: Shards Of Murder by Cheryl Hollon


Shards of Murder
by Cheryl Hollon

SHARDS OF MURDERShards of Murder
(A Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery)

2nd in Series
Cozy Mystery
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Kensington (February 23, 2016)
ISBN-13: 978-1617737626
E-Book ASIN: B00Y6RC07Y
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Synopsis

When a glass-making competition turns deadly, glass shop owner Savannah Webb must search for a window into a criminal’s mind…
As the new proprietor of Webb’s Glass Shop, Savannah has been appointed to fill her late father’s shoes as a judge for the Spinnaker Arts Festival, held in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. With her innovative glass works, the clear winner is Megan Loyola, a student of Savannah’s former mentor.
But when Megan doesn’t show up to accept her $25,000 award, rumors start flying. And when Savannah discovers the woman’s dead body on festival grounds, the police immediately suspect her of murder. To keep from appearing before a judge herself, Savannah sorts through the broken pieces of glass scattered around the victim for clues as to who took this killer competition too far…

My Review

I really loved the first book in this series and I was looking forward to read this one. It's even better than the previous one, The plot kept me on edge from start to finish.
Savannah Webb is the owner of Webb's Glass Shop. It was the shop of her father and she took it into management after his death. She's an artist in glass processing and decides to make some courses that had already programmed his father. She is chosen to replace his father as a judge at the Spinnaker Arts Festival. She's anxious and hopes to do her role in the best way. But the girl who has chosen as winner doesn't show up to accept the award. The next morning, while she is jogging with her dog, she founds the body of the winner on the beach. Savannah was the lastest to talk to her, she have not an alibi and has found the body. She's definitely one of the main indicted. She must investigate and find the culprit before the police accuses her of murder.
The characters are warm and likeable, so well described that I feel I know them. Savannah is a strong and determined woman, despite the many difficulties she encounters, never gives up. She loves her father and tries in every way to honor his name. She's a great artist, very smart and has a great intuition. Her collaborator Amanda is really funny. And Edward is a man to be discovered: will he be the soul mate of Savannah?
The plot is well developed and very intriguing, I enjoyed solving the mystery. The techniques and the creations of glass processing during the novel are very attractive, make it a most enjoyable and interesting read.
I hope to read soon a new adventure of Savannah and her friend.



CHERYL HOLLEN

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 at cherylhollon.com, on Facebook or on Twitter@CherylHollon.
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