Lyrical Underground (Kensington Publishing)
Synopsis from Goodreads…
Jill Gardner—owner of Coffee, Books, and More—has somehow been talked into sponsoring a 5k race along the beautiful California coast. The race is a fundraiser for the local preservation society—but not everyone is feeling so charitable…
The day of the race, everyone hits the ground running…until a local business owner stumbles over a very stationary body. The deceased is the vicious wife of the husband-and-wife team hired to promote the event—and the husband turns to Jill for help in clearing his name. But did he do it? Jill will have to be very careful, because this killer is ready to put her out of the running…forever!
Things are looking great for Jill Gardner, owner of Coffee, Books and More, as she prepares to go on a cruise with her detective boyfriend, Greg King. First, the small town of South Cove is participating in a 5K race. However, when the promoter of the event turns up dead, the trip is put on hold as Greg tries to find a killer.
As Greg investigates the murder, one of Jill’s fellow shop owners is the victim of vandalism and seeks Jill’s help in finding out who could be doing this. She has no idea that this crime is much more dangerous than she thought. Her life is on the line as murder and vandalism mix for a deadly outcome.
This is the fifth book in the series and I’ve enjoyed them all. With each book I become more and more attached to these characters. I feel like they are old friends that I’ve come to care about. The storyline is fast-paced. I practically devoured it. There are quite a few twists and turns along the way. I’m a huge fan of Lynn Cahoon’s cozy mysteries. This one did not disappoint. In fact, it’s the best one yet.
For reading challenges:
Cruisin’ Thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2016
Craving for Cozies Reading Challenge 2016
Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge 2016
Blogger Shame Reading Challenge 2016
2016 NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge
FTC Disclosure: NetGalley provided me with a copy of this book to review. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.