A Stones Throw By Debbie de Louise
When I started this cozy mystery, I felt that it got off to a slow start. However, I stuck with it and in the end I'm glad that I did. It's the first in a series that takes place in an itty-bitty town called Cobble Cove. It was an enjoyable read with an ending that I was not expecting. To surprise me is not an easy task when it comes to books and movies, and this one I didn't see coming.
Now, If I had to say something negative, I'd say that it had a slow start, and the dialog was a bit formal for my taste. It's not necessarily a bad thing, but I found it hard to sink my teeth into, so to speak, because I couldn't connect with it. I also found that the slowness was due to the inclusion of too many mundane details that left me wanting to rush ahead to the action. I'm one that likes to be grabbed early, sunk into the plot in the first pages, and I love a fast, action packed pace. This book was a slower, easier read.
Despite these few things, I really did enjoy this book and in the end I was attached to the characters and left with my mouth hanging open when I found out who the guilty culprit was. As I read, I was sure that I had it figured out, but I was totally off. I loved that I was wrong.
I recommend you pick this up, especially if you are a mystery lover.