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Burnout (Pecan Bayou) (Volume 5) Paperback – 20 March 2014
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- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (20 March 2014)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 368 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1497383366
- ISBN-13 : 978-1497383364
- Dimensions : 12.7 x 2.11 x 20.32 cm
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With all of Betsy's sick stomach spells, she still has time to try and find out who burnt up the Gazette with Rocky in it. There is a big red herring here. It's a good one too. However, the solution to the murder seemed slightly shallow to me. To me, it didn't the motive didn't make sense. Why.....? Oh well, the reader will have to read this part. I won't give spoilers.
Altogether I like Pecan Bayou and the people in the town. I am anxious to read the first book in the series. I thought it was interesting how Leo, Betsy's new husband, made her think of her first husband who left her after he found out she was pregnant. Betsy isn't sure whether Leo will do the same thing. She has a feeling his working late as a policeman down at the station isn't the whole truth.
There are any number of twigs which are really thick branches to discuss in the cozy. All of which are making Betsy act anxious. She thinks, except for the upchucking, she's acting fine. Zach is her son while Tyler is Leo's son. Tyler is acting perfectly fine. Zach is beginning to act like a man before he's a boy. So you can tell there is a lot going on in Pecan Bayou not to mention again there is no newspaperman or building to print out all the local news. This is an important time. The wrong time for Rocky to go missing. It's Thanksgiving and Christmas will follow soon. Who in the world murdered Rocky and burnt the Gazette down? While you're wondering who murdered Rocky, at the end of the cozy there are quite a few recipes like Pumpkin Squares which is a story in itself. Since Betsy is known for her published hints like how to clean up doggie urine, there are hints in the back of the book also. [...]
This is was for the most part well written. There were a few areas that would have benifited from a little tighter editing but they didn't detract from the story. Like most cozies you are intended to fold yourself into the story and follow along as the main character solves the mystery. This is no different. Those that are not fans of this genre might find that the story moves a little slow. As also common in these there is a secondary plot running that involves the main character's personal life.
Since I enjoyed the setting and the characters I will go back and read the previous books. I enjoy seeing an author progress though I am OCD enough that I usually will read them in order. Probably shouldn't have pointed that out now I really need to go get the first four books.
Summary, good traditional cozy with a few twists, a little heavy on the secondary plot but the mystery itself is pretty well done.