Wednesday, July 19, 2017

My Nails and My Book Review - Leave It To Cleaver by Victoria Hamilton


Title: Leave It To Cleaver
Series: Vintage Kitchen Mystery #6
Author: Victoria Hamilton

Goodreads Summary: Vintage cookware and cookbook collector Jaymie Leighton has agreed to help her sister clear out the house of a deceased older neighbor, and she’s thrilled at the prospect of discovering antique kitchenware and other treasures—until she opens a vintage trunk in the cellar and finds the remains of a teenage girl with a cleaver buried in her skull. When the body of a second girl is found just days later in a nearby river, the clues all indicate that the crimes are connected—and that the culprit’s motives are hidden in the past. 

Jaymie just wants to cut and run, but the victims were both high school classmates of her sister when they disappeared, and that makes Jaymie the perfect person to help the local police investigate the killings. As she dredges up old memories and even older rivalries and jealousies, her list of suspects grows. But Jaymie knows she’ll have to whittle it down to just one, and fast, because someone has decided to cut their ties to Jaymie—in the most fatal of ways . . . 

Includes a vintage recipe! 

My Review: **I voluntarily read this ARC**

This is the first book I've read in this series, and I found it interesting. Even though I had no idea who the characters were, I has no problem following the story. The jumping back and forth through time with different viewpoints was a bit jarring at first, but in the end it really added to the story and helped to show the past events rather than just tell them. I did find the mystery to be a little too easy to solve.

My Manicure: Today I was inspired by the red knit sweaters that were woven through the story. I started with a base of Finger Paints Brilliant Brushstroke. Then I stamped with Bundle Monster 203 and Red Sea to give a slightly knit look.


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