Title: Drape Expectations
Author: Karen Rose Smith
Release Date: July 28, 2015
Pages: 352 pages
Goodreads Synopsis: “These days, home stager Caprice De Luca’s calendar is a full house. Her grandmother’s health is failing, her wayward uncle is stirring the pot, and she’s torn between two equally eligible suitors. With so much drama in her personal life, Caprice is grateful to have Ace Richland, a former 80s rock star, ask her to stage his girlfriend’s house. But Alanna Goodwin is a tough customer who balks at Caprice’s ideas and all but commandeers the staging. Caprice almost isn’t surprised when the snappish Southern belle is strangled to death with a tieback from her tacky velvet drapes. But just as she draws back the curtains on the truth, Caprice realizes she may be next on a murderer’s set list…”
My Review: I got this book from NetGalley and doesn’t influence my review at all. This was my first book by Karen Rose Smith, and I was not disappointed. In fact I enjoyed this book so much that I want to go back and read the previous books!
At first I wasn’t sure I was going to like this because the main character decorates houses and I have no interest in decorations, but the characters ended up being so loveable that I couldn’t help but love it all.
So let me start off with the setting, one of the reasons I liked this book was once again like all cozy mysteries it has that small town feel to it that I just love. I also enjoyed how the book didn’t have too much description either because that takes away from a story.
I loved the characters, especially Grant. The fact that I was able to empathize with a lot of the characters tells me it’s a good book. When you are able to get sad because something happened in the book, you know the book is creating emotion in you! Also all the animals made the book even more enjoyable, I’m a sucker for animals.
The best part of the book was the plot! Oh my goodness! I am finding with the more mysteries I read the better I am getting at guessing who the killer is. I could not guess who the killer was in this book, and when I did omg! It left me saying wow this book! I must read more!
I would recommend this to everyone who loves a cozy mystery, but also to anyone who wants to try a cozy mystery for the first time!