Title: Peaches and Scream
Author: Susan Furlong
Release Date: July 7, 2015
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Goodreads Synopsis: “In the first Georgia Peach Mystery, when murder threatens her family’s orchard, Nola Harper is ready to pick out the killer and preserve the farm’s reputation…
To help run the family peach farm during her parents’ absence, Nola Harper returns to her childhood home of Cays Mill, Georgia, and soon discovers that things back at the farm aren’t exactly peachy. A poor harvest and rising costs are threatening to ruin the Harpers’ livelihood, and small-town gossip is spreading like blight thanks to Nola’s juicy reputation as a wild teenager way back when. But Nola really finds herself in the pits when she stumbles upon a local businessman murdered among the peach trees.
With suspicions and family tensions heating up faster than a cobbler in the oven, this sweet Georgia peach will have to prune through a list of murder suspects—before she too becomes ripe for the killer’s picking…”
My Review: I loved this book! I love shows like Gilmore Girls and Hart of Dixie, where its just a small town. This book reminded me a lot of those shows in the sense that it had that small town feel to it. Nola comes back after being away and is quickly transported back into the southern world of Georgia and into her families peach farms. The setting is perfect for a nice cozy mystery. I loved all the characters. They all were so distinct from one another, with a lot of southern charm. The description of the peach stuff was amazing. I am a big fan of peaches (I eat them all summer long every summer) so I loved that there was a lot of description about Nola on her peach farm. There was like every good book, two different love interests. The mystery was amazing. Through out the book I kept questioning every character. I often switched who my prime suspect was, and then right at the last minute I was shocked! I couldn’t figure it out. Brilliant!
If you like cozy mysteries, southern charm, small town settings, and peaches this book is a great one to read!