Grounds for Remorse by Misty Simon

November 12, 2018     Elle     ,

Grounds for Remorse by Misty SimonGrounds for Remorse by Misty Simon
Publication Date: May 29, 2018
Series: Tallie Graver Mystery #2
Genres: Cozy Mystery
Pages: 281
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher

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My Rating : three-half-stars

No more cheating . . .
Best friends Tallie Graver and Gina Laudermilch both seem to spend a lot of time around urns. For Tallie, they're part and parcel of the family business, Graver's Funeral Home. Even though she's traded ashes for dusting with her own cleaning business, she still works part-time for her folks and lives above the funeral parlor. For Gina, they're the vessels that contain her heavenly brew at her coffee shop, Bean There, Done That. And both women are learning that owning a business can make finding time for romance challenging.
But when Gina's new beau turns out to have a wife, who barges into the coffee shop to take him home, she can't contain her bitterness and loudly threatens to poison his cup or boil him in vat of coffee. So when Mr. Wrong turns up dead at the bottom of a staircase inside Gina's locked home, she finds herself at the top of the police's suspect list. Tallie needs to sweep in to save her friend. But she'll need to watch her step, or she may go from being a funeral home employee to becoming their next client . . .

Grounds for Remorse is the second book in the Tallie Graver mystery series. Overall, I really liked this one. I read it in one sitting and found myself to be entranced in the story. I think the author is getting better and better as the series progresses as well because I did like it better then the first one. Will I be continuing the series based off this one? Yes, I will. I am really excited for the next one which will be releasing in September. 

For those who are interested in the series but haven’t read the first book, its about an amateur sleuth who works as both a cleaning lady and a funeral parlor assistant. This is initially what caught my attention when it comes to the books as I haven’t read anything like it before. In this installment, Tallie is trying to clear her best friends name when she is accused of murdering the slime ball she was dating- he was also married an dating quite a few other women at the time. Romance continues from the previous story as well, so if you like a bit of it added into your cozies then you won’t be disappointed here. 

With that, this is another good installment of the series and I look forward to getting to know Tallie better in the coming books. I would definitely recommend it to those who have read the first book in the series and for those who are looking for a quick and easy cozy to read. Just remember, this is the second book and the first one must be read first.


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