Apr. 6, 2016

Framed to Death, #4 Faith Hunter Scrap This Mystery by Christina Freeburn

***3 stars

This was definitely not one of my favorite cozies. Framed to Death is book #4 in the Faith Hunter Scrap This Mystery by Christina Freeburn. I jumped in cold, having not read any previous books. I found myself flipping back through pages multiple times trying to recall who various characters were. While some of that would have been helped with a familiarity with the series, I felt there were just too many possible suspects presented and too many red herrings. While some relationships you would expect to ebb and wane over the course of a series, there were others that should have been cleared up in one book, involving the protagonist. Also, I would give the book a PG for language.

Faith Hunter is back in town to help her grandmothers (plural) run their scrapbooking store. Instead, she finds herself in the middle of secrets and schemes involving synthetic marijuana, the town's youth,and insurance fraud.

It was a nice premise. It just felt like the whole story was too crowded to make sense to me, and I was left with a feeling of unfinished business, beyond what one expects when awaiting a sequel.

I gratefully received an egalley of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion.