Finding a body in the garden of her Whole-Life Wellness Center has left social worker Erin Kilpatrick more than a little annoyed. It can’t be good for business to have a dead body in the bush beans — particularly if the one who’s been killed is a paying patient — correction: guest. Even though her first thought was to hide the corpse, Erin does feel sorry for the guest who has checked out permanently from her rehab inn. But her pity turns to alarm when she and Detective Liam Harris dig a little deeper to discover that maybe the dead man isn’t who they think he is. And now she has to deal with a missing guest and a killer on the loose.
Rattled by memories of her husband’s death three years prior, Erin sets about to discover the connection between the dead man and her absent guest. But while conducting her own investigation, she’s also got to juggle a rehab center full of eccentric guests, annoyingly amorous renovators, an enigmatic staff, her struggling teenage daughter, and an orphaned dog. And her keen eye and out-of-boundaries sleuthing catch the attention of Detective Harris in more ways than one, adding the complications of romance to this delightful and dangerous case of fraud, impersonation, and, of course, murder.
Unabridged audio book
My wife and I had to make a 1300 mile drive in a U-Haul to move our son's family to their new home, and because we didn't get away as soon as was planned we had to drive for 20 hours with only 2 hours to stop and sleep. So a few hours into the trip we opened the audio book version of this entertaining story and it really did keep us interested all through the night. We drove all night and only stopped briefly when daylight was breaking. And we couldn't wait to get back to the story after our nap! The narrator made it come alive and gave it such personality! And the story line was just silly enough to be fun and mysterious enough to keep us guessing.
We're looking for more of Kristen's books to listen to on our next trip. I hope she uses the same narrator too.
I highly recommend.
I really enjoyed reading "Garden Plot" It was fast moving and had whit. The story pulls you in as the very first page starts with a murder. Read Garden Plot when you just want to get away for the afternoon. Very entertaining.