Monday, June 27, 2016

My Nails and My Book Review - Cracked to Death by Cheryl Hollon


Title: Cracked to Death
Series: Webb's Glass Shop Mystery #3
Author: Cheryl Hollon

Goodreads Summary: When a treasure hunt leads to deadly plunder, it's up to glass shop owner Savannah Webb and her trusty investigative posse to map out the true motives of a killer . . . 

It's the dog days of summer in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Webb's Glass Shop proprietor Savannah Webb has an eco-friendly plan to help locals escape the heat--a recyclable bottle-crafting workshop taught by reticent store manager Amanda Blake. Turns out, the class is a bigger smash than expected, thanks in part to a pair of staggeringly old bottles brought in by snorkeler Martin Lane . . . 

Linked to a storied pirate shipwreck, the relics definitely pique Savannah's interest. But intrigue turns to shock when Martin's lifeless body washes ashore the next morning, another glass artifact tucked in his dive bag. With cell phone records connecting Amanda to the drowning, Savannah must voyage through unchartered territory to exonerate her colleague and capture the twisted criminal behind Martin's death . . .

My Review: **I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review**

Oh, what a tangled web we weave... A couple of characters have managed to make a bit of a mess with their blatant lies and convenient omissions. The mystery was well written, although it felt slightly jumpy at times. There were quite a few different narrators, but my favorite had to be the dog's point of view. There was only one part of the book that I didn't like, and that was a heartbreakingly accurate description of dementia, which hit a little too close to home for me.

My Manicure: Oh wow I love this manicure so much. But a little nail stamping 101 tip - make sure your nails are shorter than the image before you start stamping. Oops... I was inspired by the cobalt colored bottles that were brought in for one of the classes. I used Sinful Colors True Kolor, which really is that perfect bottle blue shade. One little note, it does smell a little stronger than some other polishes I have, which I'm assuming is due to the blue coloring. The stamping was done with Pure Ice Silver Star and Bundle Monster BM-208. It is just so bold, yet simple.


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