A FATAL COLLECTION By Mary Ellen Hughes

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The first book in the Keepsake series and a new author for me. I enjoyed the book but I found it hard to rate. It lacks one of the elements to be a cozy, no police involvement. It is not really a novel. There are suggestions of paranormal factors. The description of the areas will put you right into the setting. The thought of a small section of a village that has a series of stores denoted to different collections is inspiring. The concept that the MC did not put herself in danger is a plus. The characters lack depth and are flat. There are hints of a romantic interest for a later addition. The perpetrator was easy to guess.

Callie Reed makes a long overdue visit to her Aunt Melodie. Before they have a chance to visit Sallie found her Aunt dead in her music boxes shop. A special music box begins to play at times. Is it a message from Aunt or something evil? Another shop owner wants her building to expand his shop and there is fight brewing over the Associations’ treasurer. Sallie must adjust to her new life before she joins her Aunt in death.

Disclosure: I received a free copy from Midnight Ink through NetGalley for an honest review.I would like to thank them for this opportunity to read and review the book. The opinions expressed are my own.

About bettylouise31

https://idahobluebird50.wordpress.com Member of Netgalley. Senior Citizen and been reading and sharing my thoughts on books most of my life. I read for my pleasure. I have been married for 60 years and we have a Bengal Cat, Kato. Interests include reading, dogs, cats, gardening, knitting, crocheting. I have a strong interest in North American native plants. A word on my reviews. Books review are from my public library, brought, many from Netgalley, a few from Edelweiss, occasionally from an author or from friends. The opinions are my own. I represent no publisher, author or another source​. My reviews can be found on Amazon, Tumblr, Goodreads, Google+. I have no Facebook or Twitter accounts. Thanks for reading my blog.
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