Saturday, October 13, 2018

Release Blitz: Dead in the Pond (Grasmere Cottage Mystery Trilogy #2) by Dahlia Donovan (Reviews)

Title: Dead in the Pond
Series: Grasmere Cottage Mystery Trilogy #2
Author: Dahlia Donovan
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Genre: Sweet M/M Cosy Mystery
Release Date: October 13, 2018


Join bestselling Dahlia Donovan on a cosy mystery adventure in the Grasmere Cottage Mystery trilogy. With love, wit, and a murder to solve, life for Valor and Bishan is about to get bloody complicated.

Killer on the loose? Check.

Frogs in the garden? Check.

Playing a twisted game with a killer? Not good.

Bishan Tamboli struggles to recover from his false arrest. He worries the police still aren’t as convinced about his innocence. With his longtime boyfriend, Valor, at his side, he intends to solve the puzzles and catch the murderer amongst their former schoolmates.

He’s fought hard for his independence as an autistic and refuses to throw it all away because of a nameless monster. With friends and family in the killer’s crosshairs, Bishan fears the mystery will bring the end of everything and everyone he loves.

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4.5 Stars!

Dead in the Pond is book 2 in the Grasmere Cottage Mystery Trilogy and it needs to be read in order, do not try to skip book 1 because you'll be thoroughly lost otherwise, plus it's a fantastic read (despite the evil cliffhanger). If you don't like cliffhangers, well, you just have one more week before the third book is released so it's not that long of a wait, anyway.

This time around we got Bishan's POV and let me tell you, Dahlia Donovan did a fantastic job with him. She was able to translate her firsthand knowledge about Autism into her writing and I simply adored the insight into what Bishan had been dealing with his whole life and ever since the murders started and his thought processes and reactions to everyday stuff happening. I also love how sweet and protective Valor is of him, and yet, how he is always so careful to give Bishan the space he needs to be himself, to be independent.

The case is well thought out and I'm intrigued over who can be behind it all. Just when I thought I had a prime suspect, Ms. Donovan threw me a curveball and I'm back to square one. LOL I guess I'll have to wait until later next week to find out when I read book 3.

All in all, this series just keeps getting better and better, despite the cliffy, which was not nice at all. I choose to trust the author, though, so I'm hoping it isn't as bad as it appears. Very recommendable!

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***

**Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie from Give Me Books Promotions for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.**

Dead in the Pond is the second book in a trilogy by Dahlia Donovan. All three books are connected and continue the same story and mystery so I’d recommend that if you’re going to read this you read them in the appropriate order. This book and book 1 both end with a cliffhanger, so you’ve been forewarned. I am one of those people who hate cliffhangers, and this series did not make me feel any differently about them. The murder mystery spread among the three books so you won’t find out until book 3 who is responsible and the reason for that.

This series is the first I’ve read from this author and I thought the writing was really well-done. I especially love cozy mysteries and I thought this series fit well within that genre. The author has built a world full of interesting people. The first book was told from Valor’s perspective and this one is told from Bishan’s, which I loved. Bishan’s world is still chaotic and hasn’t returned to normal in this book, and that certainly does not change throughout this book. The murderer is wreaking havoc on Bishan and Valor’s life, and the police still haven’t figured out who the killer is. I grumbled about the cliffhanger ending in the first one, but THIS ENDING, absolutely worse! Honestly, it was a terrible cliffhanger, so make sure you have book 3 ready to go because you’re going to want to immediately jump to reading it. Seriously, you’ll thank me!

The mystery was written really well and you won’t figure out who the murderer is until the author wants you to. The author does such a fantastic job of writing Bishan, and his perspective was so well done! This is definitely a book I would recommend, but again, make sure you have the final book at the ready! Unless you're one of those people who have patience and can go on about your life like the cliffhanger was no big deal ;)

Rating: 4 stars!!

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Author Bio

Dahlia Donovan wrote her first romance series after a crazy dream about shifters and damsels in distress.  She prefers irreverent humour and unconventional characters. An autistic and occasional hermit, her life wouldn’t be complete without her husband and her massive collection of books and video games.  

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