Savannah Web is
back and better than ever in the third book of the Webb's
Glass Shop series, Cracked to Death. We find Savannah
opening her studio and leaning on Amanda to handle more responsibility
at the shop, mainly teaching a new upcycling class utilizing
recycled glass bottles. But when new student Martin Lane shows
up to class with some very old, and possibly valuable bottles,
Savannah gets sucked in to help see if the bottles are indeed
worth something. After Martin is found murdered on the beach
the next morning, with a shattered bottle identical to the
one Savannah was studying, all sights are set on Amanda, who
seems to be hiding any and all information on Martin. Savannah,
along with her trusty group of sidekicks, is forced to once
again dust off her sleuthing hat to try to break open the
case, before Amanda is sentenced for this shattering death!
Like the other two books in this series, I
was immediately drawn into the story. Once again, I loved
being immersed in the glass making business in this story,
and unlike the last book, I feel we got to see more of the
core glass business and classes, which I truly love about
this series. Like all of Cheryl's stories in this series,
the plot was well developed, interesting and moved you through
the book from start to finish in a way that made me not want
to put the book down! There were many twists and turns in
the story, leading to an enjoyable read and a really fun mystery
to be solved.
I love the characters of Savannah, Amanda
and Edward! This book brought forward the relationship of
Savannah and Edward and we got to see a totally different
side of Amanda that I never saw coming. I think all of the
relationships shifted in this book and became stronger and
more real. And let's once again talk about the cover, yet
another stunningly beautiful cover design! I was right, from
the start, when I said that Cheryl had a hit on her hands.
This mystery series just keeps getting better and better!
The only bad thing is that I have to wait for the next book
in the series to be written!
Overall, Cracked to Death was another
fun addition to the Webb's Glass Shop Mystery series. It was
a fast read with an enjoyable, original story line and absolutely