#Review Holiday Buzz by Cleo Coyle @CleoCoyle #Mystery
Possible spoilers in this review.
1. Clare clashes with the lead investigator at the crime scene. What is Clare’s first impression of Fletcher Endicott? Is the feeling mutual? Did you find the man’s second career interesting? Ironic? When Clare accidentally discovers a possible murder weapon, how does Detective Endicott react? Do you think he was intimidated or embarrassed?
(view spoiler)[Endicott was an overbearing, nacarrist, pompous idiot. He believed he was right and knew everything and everyone around him wasto stupid to pour water out of a bucket. Endicott thought Clare was nothing but a glorified gossip. I honestly thought the second career choice was stupid. It makes me wonder if he was Indie or Traditionally published. And if anyone would actually buy his books. It makes me think they would be as boring as a text tomb with nothing interesting. Endicott doubted Clare actually found the murder weapon.
2. Were you surprised by Endicott’s theory that The Christmas Stalker worked at the Village Blend? Did you buy his evidence? Or did you believe Clare?
3. Do you think the second murder was committed by the same person who killed M? What made Clare think the murderer was as woman instead of a man?
(view spoiler)[The second murder seemed to protray one specific suspect. At first I did not think it was the same person. However after reading a 2-3 pages it quickly showed to be the same person.
4. What shocked you more, the killer’s identity or the reason Moirin was murdered? Did you feel M was pushing the moral envelope, or did you understand and sympathize with her motives?
5. In the epilogue we learn that Clare’s Christmas present for Mike went the way of Mike’s present for Clare. Why didn’t it matter that these expensive gifts were lost?
(view spoiler)[Because each was safe and they were more concerened with each other being safe than giving an expensive gift. They each learned that nothing is more important than the safety of others.
The author really changed in her writing. When Clare gives her information about the crime scene the story moves back in time. Readers know this is happening but it still seems off. If the author had started the sereis this way it would not have seemed strange. But since she moved to this so far into the series it just seems off.
Overall this was a good book in the series.