This is the second book in the Sloan Krause series by Ellie Alexander. I finished the first one on January 1 this year. I think I enjoyed this one even more, since we got to learn a little more about Sloan’s past. I love her German family, her soon-to-be ex-husband’s parents and their son as well as her brewery employer, Garrett. I hope things keep going well between them. It’s a sweet friendship that’s building slowly. I hope we don’t have to wait almost a year for the next book. I’m even more interested now in the mystery of Sloan finding her birth parents.
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley.
My Goodreads review:
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This was a really enjoyable followup to the first book I read this year in this series. It was very hard to put down and moved at just the perfect pace.
It was Oktoberfest in Leavenworth, WA and a film crew was visiting to make a documentary. The director took a real interest in Sloan as a female brewer. When the host of the documentary ended up murdered, Sloan began to suspect the film crew members as well as one of the town’s own people. Could she and Garrett help police Chief Meyers find the killer before the killer decided that Sloan was getting too close to the truth?
I’m enjoying the side mystery of Sloan’s search for her birth parents. I had almost forgotten about it from the first book, but it goes into a little more detail in this book by introducing Sally, Sloan’s old case worker. Sally thought something was off about the case when she was working it and apologized to Sloan for not investigating then. I do like that when all is said and done, Sloan is truly happy where she is now with her son and her Krause family. I’m still interested in finding out what comes of the investigation and why her parents gave her up when they clearly loved her.
I like the friendship that’s developing between Garrett and Sloan. It’s sweet and slow, and she’s open to it too as she imagines herself becoming closer to him. The new character of Kat was fun too, and I hope she stays around.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. My thanks to both of them.