Bearly Departed by Meg Macy
A Teddy Bear Mystery, Book 1
May 30, 2017
Paperback: 288 pages
E-Book ASIN: B01LJKQI7I
About the Book:
The Silver Bear Shop and Factory might be the cutest place around, but there’s nothing warm and fuzzy about murder . . .
As manager of the family teddy bear shop and factory, thirty-one-year-old Sasha Silverman leads a charmed life. Well, except for the part about being a single divorcée with a ticking biological clock in small-town Silver Hollow. And that’s just kid’s stuff compared to Will Taylor, the sales rep who’s set on making drastic changes to the business her parents built from scratch—with or without Sasha’s approval . . .
But before Will digs his claws in, someone pulls the stuffing out of his plan . . . and leaves his dead body inside the factory. Reeling from shock, Sasha’s hit with more bad news—police suspect her hot-tempered Uncle Ross may have murdered him. Sasha knows her uncle would never do such a thing, and she’s launching her own little investigation to expose the truth. As she tracks Will’s biggest rivals and enemies for clues, Sasha can’t get too comfy—or she’ll become the next plaything for a killer . . .
A clever who-done-it, Bearly Departed kept me entertained and engaged in the story. Meg Macy delivered a well-written story with a unique setting in a fictional small town in southeast Michigan. As a lifelong Michigander I enjoy a good story, in any genre, that is based in my state. I enjoyed the personalities of each character introduced to us in the book. The book was descriptive well developed, allowing me to visualize the elements of the story, characters, and locations. The characters and situations were believable and the pacing of the story was steady.
I enjoyed Bearly Departed, found the mystery interesting, the characters likable, and the story’s pacing to be on target. There were some family dynamics that were introduced in book 1 and I’d love to see the author explore them more in future installments. I look forward to book 2 in the Teddy Bear Mystery series.
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided to me by the publisher via NetGalley.