A cow suicide, a revolving door rescue, and the birth of a bright purple pig are starting to make Kate Saxee wonder if taking a job in her small hometown of Branson Falls, Utah, was such a great idea. As The Branson Tribune editor, Kate covers local news, which, more often than not, involves her accident-prone mom. Nothing truly newsworthy has ever happened in the quiet town until local teen Chelsea Bradford turns up dead in a Branson Falls lake.
The police rule Chelsea’s death an accident, but Kate suspects there’s more to the story—and she’s not the only one. Two of Branson’s most eligible bachelors are determined to help her solve the crime—among other things. But the small town social network is faster than Twitter, and gossip about Kate’s love-life is quickly branding her the Branson Falls hussy.
As Kate learns more about Chelsea, she discovers that plenty of people are trying to cover up the real story behind the girl’s death—including Chelsea’s parents. Now Kate has to juggle work, men, her mom’s most recent disaster involving a low-speed John Deere Combine chase on the freeway, and fend off the Mormons heaven-bent on saving her soul—all while solving Chelsea’s murder. Dealing with this is going to require a lot of coffee, chocolate frosted donuts, Neil Diamond's greatest hits, and a slew of words not on the town approved imitation swear list.
A few weeks ago I mentioned on my blog that I didn’t like mystery/detective books, but somehow the synopsis got my attention. And I’m glad I did read it. Kate comes back to her small birth town after being away for a couple of years. So of course she’s the center of town gossip, where nothing ever happens except for the accidents off Kate’s mom. So when a young girl turns up dead Kate is ready to uncover the mystery around her dead for the town paper. Throw two hot bachelors in it and you got an excellent book. So who will she choose Hawke or Drake, or will she choose to stay alone. Kate was a fun character to follow and I loved how she processed all the clues throughout the story. From the first page I liked Kate, she was full of humor and I loved to see the story through her eyes.
A funny read that I enjoyed reading.
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Destiny Ford is a pseudonym for Angela Corbett. Angela graduated from Westminster
College with a double major in communication and sociology. She started working as a reporter when she was sixteen and won awards for feature, news, and editorial writing. She has also done freelance writing. In addition to writing, she works as a director of communications and marketing. She loves classic cars, traveling, cupcakes, and U2. She lives in Utah with her extremely supportive husband and their five-pound Pomeranian, Pippin, whose following of fangirls could rival Justin Bieber's.
She writes adult titles under the name Destiny Ford, and YA/NA titles under the name Angela Corbett.Extra
Title: The Devil Drinks Coffee
Publisher: Midnight Sands Publishing
Publication date: May 21st 2013
Pages: 358 (Paperback)