This is a great start to a new series! Charli Rae Warren swore she was never going back home to Hazel Rock, TX, that is until she had to show up to sign papers enabling the sale of The Book Barn Parincess. Unfortunately for Charli, her arrival back to town is not as quick as she hoped or would have liked. Charli no sooner arrives in town and discovers the murdered body of the real estate agent in charage of selling The Book Barn. Quickly becoming the main person of interest forces Charli to stay in town. It isn’t until Charli’s estranged father is accussed of murder – which Charli knows he would never commit – that Charli starts to think of Hazel Rock as her home again and begins to hel from old misunderstandings and hurt.
This story quickly grabbed my attention and kept me reading, I couldn’t put it down I really enjoyed the characters in this book. The author did a great job of slowly peeling back the layers of their personalities so we not only got a chance to see who they were as younger people and how some of those experiences shped who they are as adults.
The story moved along at a brisk pace. There were a few twists I wasn’t expecting. The suspect pool was plentiful enough that I was kept guessing until the final reveal. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
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