The Trouble with Talent by Kathy Krevat Kensington Books Lyrical Underground Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 18 Jun 2019
Single mom Colbie Summers has a lot to be grateful for in the run up to Thanksgiving. Relocating back to her California hometown has brought her irascible dad and adolescent son closer. Her gourmet cat food line—vetted by her trusty taste-tester, Trouble—is about to get a big re-order. And she’s made wonderful new friends and colleagues. Too bad one them has just been accused of murder . . .
Sunnyside’s most gifted students have been at the mercy of a shadowy network of college fixers—including an abusive oboe teacher whose recommendation is necessary to get into Julliard and a school secretary who alters grades for cash. When they turn up dead, Colbie has to untangle a cat’s cradle of suspects and motivations—from livid parents and students whose dreams have been crushed to an entire secret Facebook group of spurned lovers.
Suddenly, holiday preparations just got a lot hairier. With the big re-order now on hold and the real killer still at large, Colbie discovers that someone has been grading on a very dangerous curve—and it will take all her newfound sleuthing talent to land safely on her feet.
This book “The Trouble with Talent” is the third in a series. I have not read the first two books, but will definitely go back to the beginning and read the entire series.
Colbie has just moved back home to California and life seems to be going well until someone is found dead and one of her new friend is accused of the crime.
The Trouble with Talent is a cozy mystery that includes both animals and human and makes for a fun afternoon read. The story has well-written characters, even the animals are pretty comical. A rooster who rings doorbells, what is that? Hysterical!
I enjoyed this book tremendously and actually had no idea of the killer until the very end.
This book was provided to me for free in exchange for my honest opinion.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book for anyone who loves a good cozy mystery. 📕👍🏼
I GIVE IT A 5 STAR: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️