The Whispered Word by Ellery Adams

November 14, 2018     Elle     , , ,

The Whispered Word by Ellery AdamsThe Whispered Word by Ellery Adams
Publication Date: November 27, 2018
Series: , Book, , #2
Published by Kensington Genres: Cozy Mystery
Pages: 306
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher

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My Rating : four-stars

In New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams' intriguing new Secret, Book, and Scone Society novel, Nora Pennington and her fiction loving friends in small-town Miracle Springs, North Carolina, encounter a young woman desperately in need of a new beginning . . . Nora Pennington, owner of Miracle Books, believes that a well-chosen novel can bring healing and hope. But she and the other members of the Secret, Book, and Scone Society know that sometimes, practical help is needed too. Such is the case with the reed-thin girl hiding in the fiction section of Nora's store, wearing a hospital ID and a patchwork of faded bruises. She calls herself Abilene, and though Nora and her friends offer work, shelter, and a supportive ear, their guest isn't ready to divulge her secrets. But when a customer is found dead in an assumed suicide, Nora uncovers a connection that points to Abilene as either a suspect--or another target.
Summer's end has brought other new arrivals to Miracle Springs too. Entrepreneur Griffin Kingsley opens Virtual Genie, a cyber business that unloads people's unwanted goods for cash. With the town in an economic slump and folks hurting for money, Virtual Genie and its owner are both instantly popular. A patient listener, Griffin dispenses candy to children and strong coffee to adults, and seems like a bona fide gentleman. But Nora's not inclined to judge a book by its cover. And when a second death hits town, Nora and her intrepid friends must help the new, greenhorn sheriff discern fact from fiction--and stop a killer intent on bringing another victim's story to a close . . .

The second book in the Secret Book and Scone Society was a hit for me. I felt the pacing in the first book was really slow but it certainly picked up in this book. This review will be short because I honestly cannot remember too much about the book as I read it a while ago and neglected to write my thoughts down, but I do know that I enjoyed this book much more than the first one. 

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