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Friday, January 27, 2017

[Blog Tour Review]* Color Me Dead (Henry Park #1) by Teresa Trent



Summary:

Color Me Dead (Henry Park, #1)Artist Gabby Wolfe has the ability to see not only the beauty of the living, but the despair of the dead. When she returns to her childhood home in Henry Park Colorado, she is forced to bring along her younger brother Mitch. He is on a “break” from college where he was majoring in wine, women and song. If that isn’t enough they also have Mitch’s rambunctious beagle Luigi along who prefers to spend his days wallowing in junk food. When Gabby draws the death of a young woman before it happens, she knows she must tell someone and risk a new job and her professional credibility. Will she reveal her secret in time to save the woman in the water or will it be too late? Teresa Trent's latest cozy mystery captures the world of the paranormal along with a little humor and a feeling of coming home again.
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 207 pages (E-book)
Source: Review Copy
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Series: Henry Park
Available Formats: E-book
Publication Date: January 5th 2017
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NOTE: THE E-BOOK IS FREE FOR THE DURATION OF THE BOOK TOUR ON THESE AMAZON WEBSITES! GRAB YOUR COPY NOW!


Color Me Dead is the first book in the Henry Park series by Theresa Trent and while it isn't Trent's first series it is the first series by her that I have read. I thought that the book was a great start to a delightfully cozy american mystery with just a hint, smidgen if you will of the paranormal because the story revolves around her using her psychic gift to solve the mystery.

I really enjoyed the way that the mystery and the book over all was presented. It was cute and cozy but not so much so that I was left with a sickly sweet feeling after reading it. Gabby had a bit of an edge and I found that her being closer to my own age to be quite refreshing. I also really liked that she was an artist who wanted to illustrate children's books and that she returned to her old home town in order to do so. I felt that she did a lot of growing as a character in this first book in the Henry Park series and I can't wait to see where she goes from here. 

I thought the other characters in the book were also very well written and I do have to say that I really liked Gigi, a young woman who shares Gabby's gift of visions. She's just as spunky as Gabby is and even wittier and she's pretty awesome because she's in a wheelchair and doesn't let that stop her at all. I liked that Trent added her in and added some good character diversity with her and was relieved that too me it didn't come off gimicky plus she was a hoot!

Overall, I thought this was a nice start to a quick new cozy series. The setting in a small mountain town in America was charming and relaxing to read about and was filled with a good mystery (the killer might really surprise you like it did me) and enjoyable characters. This is a series that I'd recommend to all who love the cozy genre and I think it's the perfect read for those looking for a quick read or for those cold winter days.

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Author Bio:

Teresa Trent
Teresa Trent writes hilarious cozy mysteries that take place in the small town of Pecan Bayou, Texas. She was first inspired to create Pecan Bayou after visiting the Texas Hill Country to view the millions of springtime flowers alongside the roads and highways. The town of Pecan Bayou does not exist in Texas, but there is a body of water in the state with the name. Pecan Bayou does exist in Teresa's imagination and heart. 
Teresa is excited to be introducing a new series in January 2017. We are leaving Texas and heading to the mountains of Colorado where Gabby Wolfe, part artist/part psychic moves back to Henry Park, her childhood home. She sees a murder and it translates to her sketchpad. Now if she can figure out what to do about it., Color Me Dead is on preorder at Amazon until it comes out January 5, 2017. Stay tuned for days the book will be free in January and Teresa's blog tour. 
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3 comments:

  1. You always love a good cozy book. I don't blame you. It's not just have a nice relaxing reading where the book makes you feel like your home. Great review. Glad you enjoyed the series

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  2. Aha! I surprised you with the identity of the killer. This is why I love to write mysteries :) Thank you for a such a well-written, wonderful review and for being a part of my Color Me Dead tour. This is the last day the book is free, so I hope your readers pick up a copy.

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  3. You sold me on this cozy mystery. I like character growth and I especially like it when the protagonist is close to my age. I appreciate her more.

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