This is the first book in the newest series, The Mountain Lodge Mysteries by author Diane Kelly who’s written a nice selection of other cozy mysteries series. I have several of the others but the series I’ve read in is her House-Flipper series. I thought it was fun and cute that Yeti, the beautiful white cat shown on the book cover had some chapters from her viewpoint, third person but it was Yeti thinking. It reminded me of the chapters in House-Flippers that little Sawdust kitty was thinking. I can’t wait for the next Mountain Lodge Mystery to come out!
My Goodreads review:
This was a fun and different main character who for once wasn’t the bummed-out result of an ugly divorce. She and Jack actually got along and hugged goodbye. The lodge that Misty bought sounded pretty rough, but I sure can’t blame her for wanting Rocky to be part of that employee team. He sounded pretty amazing…and cute! I’m sure in the coming books we’ll get to see them grow even closer, but I really enjoyed the little friendship they had and the funny banter between them. I liked Brynn who Misty hired to help her with the housekeeping and other general lodge jobs. She walked to her own drummer for sure, but she did seem like she’d be a loyal friend and employee. And that Patty from the diner! I liked her immediately and can totally picture her and Misty becoming besties.
The yoga retreat group was sure a mixed bag of people and emotions. The spoiled brat leader getting offed was the whole focus. While it was kind of an obvious-not-obvious type thing when thinking about whodunit, the showdown was still very good. I don’t want to say much and spoil it, but I was really happy with the turnout and am eagerly looking forward to more books in this series!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher via NetGalley, and my opinions are my own.