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I Scream, You Scream–deadly ice cream

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I Scream, You Scream

by Wendy Lyn Watson

I Scream, You ScreamWendy Lyn Watson, author of I Scream, You Scream throws the reader right into main character Tally’s life and problems as Tally tries to rebuild her life after her divorce from two(or more)-timing Wayne. She’s started a struggling new business, Remember the A-la-mode, an ice cream shop named for its Texas (Alamo) roots.  Her part of the divorce settlement is a historic house (cha-ching!), and she needs her ex and his teenintsy girlfriend to hire her to cater desserts for his company’s annual picnic.

There is a murder following the picnic and suspicion lands on Wayne and then on Tally. Tally’s informal investigation takes her into the seamier side of her hometown of Dalliance where it seems everyone has a secret. Tally’s high school sweetheart returns to town making life even more complicated.

I knew I would like this book from page one. The characters with their Texas talk and customs are interesting and well integrated into the plot where the mystery holds center stage. The story clips along at a good pace and culminates in a surprise ending. I’m looking forward to more of this series, perhaps served up with a bowl of my favorite ice cream.

I would like to extend my thanks to netgalley.com and to Henery Press for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 5/5

Category: General Fiction (Adult), Mystery

Notes: #1 in the Mystery A-la-mode Series

Publication:  May 1, 2018—Henery Press

Memorable Lines:

In a heartbeat, the curvy coed went from looking like butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth to looking meaner than a skillet full of rattlesnakes. I dang near got whiplash watching the transformation.

Sure enough, he could turn on the aw-shucks, chicken-fried charm when it suited him. But behind his sleepy blue eyes lurked a whip-smart mind and a shrewd ambition.

She laughed again, a sound as rich as warm dulce de leche.

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5 Comments

  1. This one I mess up. I didn’t download before it was archived. It is not easy to keep the books straight. I need to change my system a little. I had mixed feelings about reading the book.

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    • lghiggins says:

      When you read and review as many books as you do, that can happen. I recently caught a mistake like that before it was archived. I thought for sure I had downloaded it.

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      • With the stress last month is no wonder I only missed one. There are 3 other books I can’t download and one that just came on my shelf. It from Midnight Ink and that one I can’t download on Overdrive so I won’t request. I just found out how get my sites through Google that should help.

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      • lghiggins says:

        The transition to the new device has been so complicated!

        Like

  2. Cozynookbks says:

    Sounds like a fun cozy. I like the town named “Dalliance,” ha, ha.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

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