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Cracked to Death
Webb's Glass Shop #3
Cheryl Hollon

June 28, 2016 / ISBN 9781617737640
Mystery/Cozy/Amateur Sleuths

Reviewed by Katrina Wiese


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 lovable characters.

Reviewed 2016