Title: A Premonition of Murder
Author: Mary Kennedy
Release Date: June 7, 2016
Pages: 304 pages
Genre: Cozy Mystery
” An elderly Southern heiress’s nightmare becomes a real case of murder in the latest Dream Club Mystery from the national bestselling author of Dream a Little Scream.
When Abigail Marchand, Savannah’s famously reclusive heiress, invites the Dream Club ladies to lunch at her Beaux Reeves mansion, Taylor and Ali hope for an invitation to join the distinguished Magnolia Society. But Abigail has a more pressing concern: a recent dream that seems to foretell her death.
Taylor reassures Abigail that there are many ways to interpret a dream, but at the next meeting of the Dream Club, their discussion is cut short by a call from Detective Sam Stiles. She’s at Abigail’s mansion, where the elderly woman appears to have been pushed to her death down a flight of stairs. Now Taylor, Ali, and the Dream Club need to catch a killer before someone else is laid to rest.”
This is another book I got from Berkley!
I cannot even explain how excited I was to have received this. First of all I had no idea there were cozy mysteries to do with dreams. So as you can tell I was absolutely thrilled. My IG and blog name both have the words Dream in it. Anyone who knows me knows I am a huge dreamer and love anything and everything to do with dreams.
The cover of this book is absolutely gorgeous. The story didn’t disappoint either.
Once again it had all the elements of a great cozy mystery. I love that Ali and Taylor own a candy shop, that isn’t just a candy shop it now also serves as a bit of a café. I love that they actually talk about dreams and dream interpretations within the story. They value dreams, actual dreams, the ones you sleep and dream, not the type of dreams you have that you want to achieve.
It was a bit harder to guess who the killer was which was great for me because I find that after reading a bunch of cozy mysteries you start to know who the killer is. I did not guess it in this one. I was convinced it was someone who it wasn’t.
My only bit of criticism with this book is the romance between Taylor and Noah. It didn’t have that spark that some books have between characters. I would have liked to see more between them and feel a bit of a spark between them.
Other than that fantastic book. I will be reading all the books in this cozy mystery series!