Meg and Seth have just gotten married and have decided to treat
themselves to a honeymoon. With little to no pre-planning,
they quickly decide to take a road trip to tour Monticello
and Bartram's Gardens. What starts off as a laid back and
slow paced honeymoon takes a drastic turn when Meg receives
a call from her mother saying that a body was found in their
backyard when they returned home from the wedding. To make
matters worse, the Chief of Police has Meg's father set to
take the fall unless Meg does something about it.
first introduced to Shelia Connolly when reading her Relatively
Dead series and I have many of her Orchard Mystery series
books waiting in my to-be read pile, so I was pleasantly surprised
to pick up this book to read. With that being said, this book
showcased good writing. This is the tenth book in the series,
so I felt I may need to go back and catch up completely on
everything that has happened up to this point. However, I
never felt lost during this story, and if I never picked up
any of the first nine in the series, I would still know the
general story line and be able to maneuver through the backstory.
The beginning of the story was a bit slow for me, but once
the happily married couple head off for their honeymoon, the
story picks up and turns into quite the murder mystery.
Reviews of other titles in this series
Bad Apple #1
to Die #8
Gala Event #9
Reviewer Notes: Also writes the Museum
series, the Country Cork series and the Relatively Dead series.