Member Blogs > Journey of a BooksellerEmpty Nest: A Birds of a Feather Mystery by Marty Wingate

  • Thu, 05 Nov 2015 10:00:00    Permalink
    Julia loves her job.  Managing the tourist center is a lot of work but it's very rewarding.  The only difficulty comes when her cottage is found to be moldy and she has to move in the big house.  Her boss has a crush on her and she doesn't want to be lady of the manor.  She wants to be with Michael.  But you do what you must...

    Alibi and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published December 1st, so you can grab a copy then.

    What causes the most trouble is the long lost son coming home with a friend.  He's a nice enough young man but he wants to know all about Julia's plans for the future.  He's planning on taking over the castle later in life and wants to learn about it now.  The man he brought home with him is more of a con artist than anything.  Freddie is not popular.  But when Freddy suddenly dies, it appears someone did more than dislike him.  It was murder.

    Even the best families have their secrets.  Julia would prefer not to know them all but murder makes her nervous.  Who could have hated him that much?

    The more questions she asks, the more danger she gets in.  And when she refuses to tell Michael about a male friend's secret, he stops going out with her.  The worst part is the friend lied.

    With poisoned birds and one poisoned man, new family and managers coming on board, romance problems, and lots of impulsive activities, Julia is very busy in this story.  The author moves the story along with hints here and there, but while I knew what was suspicious, I didn't know who the killer was.  Neither does Julia...

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