Apple Cider Slaying by Julie Anne Lindsey⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠- Book Review


Cosy Mystery

The Plot

Winnie’s passion is to create delicious homemade apple ciders at her Granny’s Orchard in West Virginia. To help her Granny and the farm, Winnie decides to open a shop in the Orchard, but she needs a bank loan. During the inspection with the banker, though, the body of Nadine Cooper, Granny’s long-time nemesis, is found lodged in the apple press. When the sheriff makes it clear that Winnie and her Granny are his main suspects, Winnie decides to investigate to get out of this precarious situation.⁠

❤️ What I liked about Apple Cider Slaying by Julie Anne Lindsey⁠

🌳 The setting. I love apple cider, apples, apple pies, farms and Christmas… It wouldn’t have been possible for me to dislike this cosy mystery! The setting is well described, and the scenes well presented.⁠

👩 Winnie. She is a hard worker. I loved her determination and the passion she put into reviving her Granny’s business. I also enjoyed reading about her strong bond with both her grandparents.⁠ost decided to give up reading!⁠⁠

🔍 The mystery. The plot was well twisted, with a couple of red herrings here and there. I could only guess the culprit halfway through the book.

To the score

⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5 Apple Cider Slaying is the first book in the Cider Shop Mystery series. I enjoyed listening to the audiobook, and it left me looking forward to reading the second instalment. It’s perfect for fans of cosy mysteries… and it’s best served with a slice of Apple Pie and a glass of Apple Cider!⁠

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