Reviewer: Mary Lignor
Title: False Impressions - 3rd in the Stamping Sisters Mystery series
Author: Terri Thayer
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Release Date: August 2010
Genre/Sub-genre: Cozy Mystery
Year/Setting: Present day, Pennsylvania
Overall Rating: 4.5
Sexual Content Rating: Subtle
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: Mild
Violent Content Rating: Moderate
Terri's Website/Blog: www.territhayer.com
A cozy with drama, romance and crafting which will bring cozy mystery novels a lot of fun reading.
April Buchert is starting a new life for herself back in her home town in Pennsylvania. She is a professional rubber stamp maker and a restoration expert. She has joined the Stamping Sisters, who are a group of women who love crafts and will leave their marks on the world through stamping cards. The town of Aldenville, PA is about to have their Ice Festival which is something to do during the long winter after the holidays when everyone is bored out of their minds. April is assigned to think of a winter wonderland of stamp designs in time for the annual event. She is also distracted with the scandal surrounding the death of the brother of one of the Stamping Sisters, Mary Lou Rosen, which no one is willing to discuss. April finds out that Mary Lou's brother had faked his death and has been hiding out from the local police. Sadly, he has returned to Aldenville to see his family and has died for real in an accident that turned out to be no accident. April is determined to find the killer of Mary Lou's brother even though she is stymied at every turn by the local authorities.
I liked this book and read it in one sitting. April is a very determined lady and will not give up. There is a very unusual twist at the end that will surprise readers but, for me, made the book much more readable. This is book three in this series and I look forward to more. The writing is first class. Also, there is a stamping project in the back of the book that is very interesting. Enjoy, and I'll talk to you soon.
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