This is the second book in the Magic Garden series written by Amanda Flower. The series debuted last year and is quickly becoming one of my new favorites, especially after reading this book. Unlike most of her other books, which are set in her native Ohio, this one is set in Scotland. I thought that was a cool idea, since I don’t see myself ever actually visiting there. It’s fun to armchair-visit while reading instead!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley. My opinions are my own.
My Goodreads review:
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I could hardly put this book down! There were so many things happening in this story, more secrets revealed, more love interests–and I didn’t guess the killer!
Fiona’s sister Isla was staying with her in Scotland at least for the summer, since she was just out of college and said she wanted to live a little before having to actually be a grown-up. When the village minister who made no secret of how he hated Fiona and her family, was murdered, Fi was worried she’d be blamed for this, since the whole village had seen him turn her away from the church service where her uncle Ian used to go. As before, Fi felt compelled to investigate, but Chief Inspector Craig had to admit she was helpful at times. I really liked the other thing he ended up admitting!
I really ended up liking Isla a lot. Even though at first she seemed a little flaky, she had a good head on her shoulders and really loved her big sister a lot. Isla also found a love interest–it was interesting to see who it was (you’ll have to have read the first book to know more about this person, but if you didn’t, you won’t be lost). I think I may have enjoyed this book even more than the first one. It’s definitely an awesome series!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley, and my opinions are my own.