Monday, June 19, 2017

Review: French Fried by Kylie Logan (Giveaway)

Cozy Mystery



Release Date:
June 6, 2017

Synopsis from Goodreads:

The Statue of Liberty is 130 years old, and for the struggling residents of Hubbard, Ohio, any opportunity to bring in tourists is reason enough for a celebration. Laurel Inwood and her aunt, Sophie, are pitching in. Sophie's Terminal at the Tracks, a former greasy spoon turned charming ethnic eatery, will be offering French cuisine for the entire week.

For expert help with their quiche and escargot, the ladies turn to Raquel "Rocky" Arnaud, a former French chef and friend of Sophie. What looks like a match made in heaven turns rank as quickly as buttermilk on a summer's day. Rocky turns up dead and when her nightly red wine shows notes of oak, cinnamon, and poison, Laurel turns from souffle to sleuth.

My Review

Laurel Inwood has quite a bit on her mind. She's helping her adoptive aunt, Sophie, with her restaurant, Terminal at the Track.  Her aunt is busy recuperating from surgery. However, this is not a permanent situation and Laurel needs to think about her future. First, she is going to help out with French cuisine week at the restaurant. With the help of Sophie's best friend Rocky, everything should go well.

When Rocky ends up dead, Laurel is determined to find out the reason. The police are convinced it was suicide, but Laurel and Sophie aren't buying it. With the help of Declan, another store owner, they set about doing their own investigation.

This is the second book in Kylie Logan's "An Ethnic Eats Mystery". I have the first book on my Kindle, but I haven't read it yet. It didn't matter. I was able to jump right into this book. I loved the main characters - Laurel, Sophie and Declan.  They are  well developed and very realistic.

It took me a little time to get into the story, but then it moved at a steady pace. It is filled with many twists and turns. I was totally surprised at who the killer turned out to be. I never saw that coming, which makes it all the more of an exciting read. I hope there will be more books in the series and I'll definitely be going back to read the first book.

For reading challenges:
Craving for Cozies Reading Challenge 2017
Foodies Read Reading Challenge 2017
Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge 2017

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.


Now is your chance to win a paperback copy of French Fried by Kylie Logan? Thanks to Berkley, I have one paperback to giveaway to one lucky winner.

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  1. Cozies have such great covers! Terminal at the Track is an odd name for a restaurant. I like that this book takes place in Ohio, about 3 hrs. from where I grew up.

  2. Thanks for this lovely cozy which I would enjoy greatly.

  3. I love this author's many series & can't wait to start this one. Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. I have read this book and it is great. My review will be on my blog tomorrow. Kyle Logan's Button Series great. I recommend both.

  5. I have one of Kylie's books ready to read soon.

  6. I love Kylie's books. Thanks for the chance to win the latest one!

  7. I am glad you got into it at the end

  8. Oh, this sounds like a great book...anything "Frenched" for me! Thanks for the insights...

  9. Loved the first book to this series, thanks for the chance to win this one!

  10. Sounds like a good read. Enjoy Kylie Logan books.
    Neat cover. Thanks for the chance.
    Carol Smith

  11. Thanks for a chance to win a copy. Sounds great.

  12. I loved her Literary Ladies series so I'm sure I'll enjoy this one too. Thanks for the chance to win...

  13. French Fried sounds like a wonderful cozy mystery, just what I love reading! The cover is awesome, from the black cat to the Statue of Liberty Eiffel Tower, & France's flag. The blurb screams read me! Adding to my list of must reads, Thanks for sharing!!

  14. French Fried sounds like a good read. Thank you

  15. I love Kylie Logan's books and find them addicting. Thank you for the opportunity to enter your giveaway.

  16. Love cozies and love food! Sounds like a win/win! Can't wait to read it.

  17. Thank you for the giveaway! Sounds like a great read!

  18. This sounds like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  19. I've only recently just disc the cozy mystery genre. Always looking for fun, new suggestions. I haven't read Book One but Happy to know one can jump in anywhere. Added to Cozy Mystery TBR. Thanks!!

  20. Haven't read the first one but am looking forward to reading them both. I have read several of her other books and enjoyed them.

  21. Sounds like a tasty cozy! Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    wfnren at aol dot com

  22. I cannot wait to read this book. I love the cover and Paris.

  23. I have this one and the first one though for unknown reasons I haven't read either. This looks so good! I can't wait to give it a try. It's always fun when the end is a surprise.

  24. I love cozies! My favorite genre!!

    Tracy Shafer

  25. I honestly think my twins would love this movie; right up their alley :-) Sounds like a great read


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