Berry the Hatchet Review

Berry the Hatchet (Cranberry Cove #2)Title: Berry the Hatchet

Author: Peg Cochran

Release Date: May 3, 2016

Publisher: Berkley

Pages: 293 pages

Genre: Cozy Mystery

My Rating: 3star


“Cranberry farm owner Monica Albertson is once again bogged down in murder in the second Cranberry Cove mystery from national bestselling author Peg Cochran.

The entire town of Cranberry Cove is popping with excitement. Monica Albertson is baking cranberry goodies by the dozen and shopkeepers are decking out their storefronts for the first annual Winter Walk—an event dreamed up by the mayor to bring visitors to the town during a normally dead time of year.

But it’s the mayor who turns up dead during the grand opening ceremony, his lifeless body making its entrance in a horse-drawn sleigh. Monica’s mother and stepmother quickly become the prime suspects when it’s discovered that the mayor was dating both of them, and to make things worse, her half brother Jeff uncovers a clue buried near one of the bogs on Sassamanash Farm. Now it’s up to Monica to find out who really put the mayor on ice.”

my reviewI received this book from Berkley Publishing as a thank you after they reached out to me about finding out why I liked cozy mysteries so much.

As someone who loves the winter this book was an absolute delight.

This book had all the good qualities of a great cozy mystery. It had the cutest little town, as many cozy mysteries do. Think of Gilmore Girls and Stars Hallow, this book totally had that feel. It had the main character who obviously loved to bake, and just everything about it was great.

I loved the little bit of drama between Monica’s mother and stepmother. At first it felt a bit like Cinderella just with the whole step mother thing happening. So that added to the appeal to me.

If you’re looking for a good cozy mystery with a nice winter and Christmas vibe, I would totally recommend this book.

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