Book Review

Book Review : Fresh Brewed Murder by Emmeline Duncan

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Hi friend! My book review today is for Fresh Brewed Murder by Emmeline Duncan. This is the first book in the Ground Rules Mystery Series.

Below you’ll find the description of the book provided by the publisher, followed by my personal review and rating.

*Disclaimer : I received a copy of this ebook for free from NetGalley and Kensington Books in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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Description :

Master barista Sage Caplin is opening a new coffee cart in Portland, Oregon, but a killer is brewing up a world of trouble…

Portland is famous for its rain, hipsters, craft beers…and coffee. Sage Caplin has high hopes for her coffee truck, Ground Rules, which she runs with her business partner, Harley–a genius at roasting beans and devising new blends. That’s essential in a city where locals have intensely strong opinions about cappuccino versus macchiato–especially in the case of one of Sage’s very first customers…

Sage finds the man’s body in front of her truck, a fatal slash across his neck. There’s been plenty of anger in the air, from long-time vendors annoyed at Ground Rules taking a coveted spot in the food truck lot, to protestors demonstrating against a new high-rise. But who was mad enough to commit murder? Sage is already fending off trouble in the form of her estranged, con-artist mother, who’s trying to trickle back into her life. But when Sage’s very own box cutter is discovered to be the murder weapon, she needs to focus on finding the killer fast–before her business, and her life, come to a bitter end…

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My Review : Fresh Brewed Murder

First off, I have to say that I relate the most to the very first and last lines of this book. Sage mentions that she’s just waiting to wake up and feel like a grown up. And also, that coffee makes everything better. Yes, yes it does.

This was a fun and fast paced book to read. There was some drama and a whole lot of coffee.

When Sage’s mom’s ex happens to be murdered in front of her coffee cart, chaos ensues.

Sage spend a lot of her time trying to get the detectives to focus on the actual killer. Never mind that she’s also trying to run a brand new business and have some sort of a love life.

I think that Sage is a very likable character. I would like to read the next book in this series to see more of how her life unfolds.

4 Palms