Erica Bloom comes home to Otter Lake (on vacation) and hopes to start a relationship with Grady, the local sheriff. She instead gets mixed up in the investigation of a murder case that involves her cousins, Tweety and Kit Kat. Her mother owns a retreat house and is currently holding a Silence of the Soul retreat that has her not speaking for the entire retreat, even to her daughter. Erica runs around with Freddie Ng who is a spoiled, rich friend that is now in the security business. I tried very hard to like this book but I found that with the characters being so outlandish and childish, it was hard to do. Erica would not give Grady and the police department any information that was collected and I found that to be ridiculous. I really didn’t feel like the plot was very fast-moving or interesting. It seemed to drag on with the same little silly arguments and crazy situations. I struggled to get to the end and was rewarded with the possibility of a relationship for Erica and Grady. I really don’t think that I could recommend it because I didn’t enjoy it.
Pumpkin Picking with Murder by Auralee Wallace will be published August 30, 2016 by St. Martin’s Press. The egalley of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.