Book Review: ‘Iced Over’ (Barks & Beans Cafe Cozy Mystery) by Heather Day Gilbert

About The Book:

BOOK TWO in the ALL-NEW BARKS & BEANS CAFE cozy mystery series!!

Welcome to the Barks & Beans Cafe, a quaint place where folks pet shelter dogs while enjoying a cup of java…and where murder sometimes pays a visit.

Black Friday turns fatal when an armored security truck hits an icy patch and runs over an embankment near the cafe. With one driver dead and the other in a coma, police are baffled by the discovery that $500,000 is missing from the truck’s cache.

When strangers show up at Barks & Beans asking nosy questions about a young cafe employee, Macy’s mama bear instincts kick in. She can’t ignore what her gut is telling her—that things aren’t all they seem on the surface—and with a little help from her brother, Bo, and her Great Dane, Coal, Macy follows up on a few leads of her own. But if the ruthless thief beats her to the stash, the thin ice she’s been skating on might just crack.

Join siblings Macy and Bo Hatfield as they sniff out crimes in their hometown…with plenty of dogs along for the ride! The Barks & Beans Cafe cozy mystery series features a small town, an amateur sleuth, and no swearing or graphic scenes.

About Heather Day Gilbert
HEATHER DAY GILBERT, an ECPA Christy award finalist and Grace award winner, writes contemporary mysteries and Viking historicals. Her novels feature small towns, family relationships, and women who aren’t afraid to protect those they love. Publisher’s Weekly gave Heather’s Viking historical Forest Child a starred review, saying it is “an engaging story depicting timeless human struggles with faith, love, loyalty, and leadership.”

Find Heather on Pinterest (heatherdgilbert), Instagram (@heatherdaygilbert), Twitter (@heatherdgilbert), and Facebook (heatherdaygilbert). You can find all her books at heatherdaygilbert.com.

My Rating: 4 Stars!

‘I just have this feeling I’m missing something. Maybe something the cops overlooked.’

Heather Gilbert knows her way around a cozy mystery. For sure. I never once guessed the culprit, nor the other surprise in this book. I love the way Gilbert takes us on the journey, letting us into the lives of the characters involved in the day to day of her books. I read this one in a few hours. Looking forward to the next. And….there is a bit of a cliffhanger here, too. Sweet. Recommended.

*My thanks to the publisher and author for a copy of this book. The opinions here are my own.

Publisher : Woodhaven Press
Publication Date: July 27, 2020
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Length: 201 pages
Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08651VYB3/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0

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