Book Review: The Blue Coyote by Karen Musser Nortman

Posted April 2, 2018 by lomeraniel in Audiobooks, Cozy Mystery, Mystery, Review / 0 Comments

Book Review: The Blue Coyote by Karen Musser NortmanThe Blue Coyote (The Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mysteries #2) by Karen Musser Nortman
Narrator: Michelle Babb
Series: The Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mysteries #2
Published by Self-published on 06-07-16
Genres: Cozy Mystery, Mystery
Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
Source: Narrator
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Overal Rating: four-half-stars

Frannie and Larry Shoemaker love taking their grandchildren, Sabet and Joe, camping with them. But at Bluffs State Park, Frannie finds herself worrying more than usual about their safety, and when another young girl disappears from the campground in broad daylight, her fears increase. The fun of a bike ride, a flea market, marshmallow guns, and a storyteller is quickly overshadowed. Accusations against Larry and her add to the cloud over their heads. Frannie begins to puzzle out the mystery: Are the itinerant road workers as much of a threat as Frannie thinks? What about the lone woman camper who also disappears? Or is the girl's deadbeat dad behind it all?

Frannie and Larry Shoemaker are camping with their grandchildren and some friends, when something makes Frannie suspicious and overprotective of her granddaughter. Not long after that a girl disappears from the camp, and Larry is wrongly accused by the girl’s mother.

I love a good cozy mystery, and this one had all the ingredients to make me happy. And there is no romance whatsoever which is a plus for me.

This is the second book in a series but it can be read as a stand alone. The characters are likable and easily recognizable, and despite not being action packed, it was really entertaining.

Michelle Babb’s narration was amazing, as always. Babb has a special talent to tell stories, bring cahracters to life and get you hooked to any story. I would definitely listen to anything she narrates.

I am looking forward to the next books in the series.

I received a copy of this book in audio format from the narrator in exchange for an honest review.
Story (Plot)
Overall: four-half-stars