Published by Lyrical Underground on July 18, 2017
Genres: Cozy Mystery
I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Goodreads
As a professional organizer, Maggie McDonald brings order to messy situations. But when a good friend becomes a murder suspect, surviving the chaos is one tall task . . .
Despite a looming deadline, Maggie thinks she has what it takes to help friends Jason and Stephen unclutter their large Victorian in time for its scheduled renovation. But before she can fill a single bin with unused junk, Jason leaves for Texas on an emergency business trip, Stephen’s injured mastiff limps home—and Stephen himself lands in jail for murder. Someone killed the owner of a local Chinese restaurant and stuffed him in the freezer. Stephen, caught at the crime scene covered in blood, is the number one suspect. Now Maggie must devise a strategy to sort through secrets and set him free—before she’s tossed into permanent storage next . . .
In an Oyster Shell – A little slow so it was hard to get into. It had a great mystery.
The Pearls – The storyline was solid for the most part. There were good conflict and a good mystery. The stakes were really high so it made for a more interesting narrative.
The characters were good. It was really good to see the noble side of Steven. He’s already been a pretty noble character in the series but the author steps it up for this installment. He sacrifices a lot in the story for a good cause. Maggie and the dogs where the stars and where fun to follow.
This book highlights the homeless in this story. I thought it was a good portrayal of a social issue. I liked how the book gives ideas on how to help the homeless. The principles can be applied to the reader’s life.
The Sand – The story was slow at times. I wasn’t completely satisfied with the ending.