This is the seventh book in the Candy-Coated series by Nancy Coco (aka Nancy J. Parra). I absolutely love this series and was happy to actually visit Mackinac last September. It’s so cool to be able to picture the main spots that are described in the book, like the lawn of the fort where they were holding the art show in the book. I wonder if the Zombie Walk is really a thing at Mackinac? Might have to Google that one! I’m anxiously waiting for book 8!
My Goodreads review:
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This was a fun look at one of my new favorite places in the fall. I’d love to see Mackinac at Halloween. During the Zombie Walk for charity, Allie found herself in the middle of another murder again. This time her cat Mella had found the body. After the man’s mother, a friend of Frances’s, begged Allie to help, how could she say no. Allie didn’t have her usual sidekick with her, because Jenn was at a new job in Chicago, but she and Liz from the newspaper did a little sleuthing together. I’ve always liked Liz and was glad to see her in more of friend role than just a snoopy reporter.
In the meantime, Allie’s ex-boyfriend Trent was in town trying to entice her to go to Chicago for the winter. He’s nice, but I’m just not a fan of his. Allie made her decision at the end, and I was proud of her. Little Mella was a big help in fighting off a killer in the show down. I wasn’t quite sure who the killer was but the real one was on my radar at least. I love the tie-in with something in the past, this time concerning one of the churches, having something to do with the main case. I’m never ready to leave magical Mackinac and can’t wait for the next book!
I voluntarily read and reviewed a paperback ARC provided by the publisher Kensington, although sometimes I went back and forth between it and the NetGalley digital copy. I’ve preordered this, but it was fun to read it ahead of time. Release day is next Tuesday the 24th.