Published by Lyrical Underground on July 19th 2016
Genres: Cozy Mystery
I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Goodreads
For professional organizer Maggie McDonald, moving her family into a new home should be the perfect organizational challenge. But murder was definitely not on the to-do list . . . Maggie McDonald has a penchant for order that isn’t confined to her clients’ closets, kitchens, and sock drawers. As she lays out her plan to transfer her family to the hundred-year-old house her husband, Max, has inherited in the hills above Silicon Valley, she has every expectation for their new life to fall neatly into place. But as the family bounces up the driveway of their new home, she’s shocked to discover the house’s dilapidated condition. When her husband finds the caretaker face-down in their new basement, it’s the detectives who end up moving in. What a mess! While the investigation unravels and the family camps out in a barn, a killer remains at large—exactly the sort of loose end Maggie can’t help but clean up . . .
Maggie Mcdonald is ready to move into her house. Super organized as a professional organizer she’s ready to move in. There is a problem when her husband finds a body in the basement. Maggie is left with a mess with loose ends. She works hard to settle into the new town while investigating the murder. Not everyone welcomes her into the community. Maggie finds it hard to get the information she needs. Others are really helpful and she makes this town her new home. Will she be able to find out who murdered the man in her basement?
In an Oyster Shell – This was a well executed cozy mystery that was unique.
The Pearls – This was a unique cozy mystery. Most cozies I know are centered around food. This one was centered on organization. Throughout the story, there were helpful tips on how Maggie stays organized that you could use in your personal life.
The town that Maggie was settling into made for an interesting setting. The community had some quirky characters. Some characters proved to be really helpful to Maggie. Others were hindering. Maggie had a hard time figuring out who to trust. It made for an interesting story.
The conflict that Maggie endured through the story made for an intriguing read. The problems Maggie faced seemed insurmountable at times. Yet, Maggie persevered through. Maggie was a great character and the challenges she faced made her even better.
The Sand – It was a good story.