Date: 25th April
Source: Publisher via Netgalley
Nora escaped her past a decade ago. So it feels like a visit from another world when Kelly Walsh—the woman her ex-husband left her for—walks through the door of Miracle Books along with her son, a sweet, serious boy with a talent for origami. Kelly hasn’t come to gloat, though. As it turns out, she’s been dumped too. She’s also terribly ill, and all she wants from Nora is forgiveness.
Shockingly, however, this woman who’s been the victim of so much misfortune is about to become a murder victim. Who would do such a thing? Certainly not Nora, but that doesn’t stop the gossip and suspicion—especially after Kelly’s brother claims that he saw the two women arguing.
In seeking justice for Kelly, The Secret, Book, and Scone Society joins forces with the sheriff’s department, but they’ve barely begun their probe when life throws another wrench. After serving a twenty-year sentence, Estella’s father returns to Miracle Springs. And when his past comes back to haunt him, it might be more than the four friends can handle.
Paper Cuts by Ellery Adams – #6 in the Secret, Book and Scone Society. This is probably my favorite cozy mystery series, and it was just so good catching up with Nora, Hester, Estella and June. They are such a good bunch, there for each other and the community.
This time Nora is in the firing line and Nora is initially blamed for a murder of a woman she had an argument with. This means that McCabb ( the sherrif and romantic partner of Nora) has to stay a little back. But at least those friends of hers are watching over her.
We meet Tucker who is neurodivergent and when his mother is murdered it really upsets him. However his aunt and uncle are out to watch over his interests, and as it turns out those interests are at the root of the murders and all the other suspicious goings on. I liked these newcomers to Miracle Springs and hope we meet them some more in the future.
The story moves along some of the side stories for people like Estella and Hester, so again that makes me wait impatiently for the next book in this series.
I would like to mention too that this book has lots of talk about books and there are plenty of recommendations, my TBR grew a little. I think Ellery Adams must have a lot of fun writing these books with the witty sayings and all this book talk.
I highly recommend this book and the whole series.