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Triple Shot by Sandra Balzo

Thursday, October 13, 2011
The new Maggy Thorsen coffeehouse mystery - There’s a chill in the Wisconsin air, and it's a shot in the arm – a triple espresso shot – to Uncommon Grounds, the Brookhills coffeehouse owned by Maggy Thorsen and real estate maven Sarah Kingston. Their new autumn drink is a huge success. But two estate agents have died lately, and Sarah herself is under investigation for irregularities at her job. Then a stench begins to percolate through the coffeehouse, and soon it’s clear that corpses – like other bad things – do indeed come in threes . . .

Goodreads Summary

This book was definitely hard to put down.  I enjoyed the intrigue and mystery that permeated the novel.  There was always an suspenseful undercurrent.  The main character, Maggy, and her friend, Sarah, are just becoming successful when everything turns around.  Now, rather than sweet drinks they are dealing with the stench of corpses.

The characters were likable, even funny at times.  Maggy was intense, but smart.  Sarah had a mouth on her at times, but she acted as the comic relief at times.  The secondary characters were interesting, rounded out the book.  The events were fairly fast-paced, the reader couldn't really predict what was going to happen next.  This book is recommended to adult readers.

4 Stars

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