Shady Hollow // Book Review

About The Book
The first book in the Shady Hollow series, in which we are introduced to the village of Shady Hollow, a place where woodland creatures live together in harmony—until a curmudgeonly toad turns up dead and the local reporter has to solve the case. Reporter Vera Vixen has a nose for news, so when she catches wind that the death might be a murder, she resolves to get to the bottom of the case, no matter where it leads.
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My Rating

If you are looking for a cozy mystery that features animals, this book’s got you covered! I loved everything about this book, and it was such a fun, easy read. The main character is Vera, a fox who’s also a news reporter! When she learns that there’s been a murder in Shady Hollow, she can’t help putting her reporting skills to use, and trying to solve the case.

I loved getting to know Vera, and all the other residents of Shady Hollow. It was such a fun book and concept. Who would think to write a cozy mystery series with animals as the main characters? But, the author did a great job bringing these characters and story to life. And, it didn’t feel cheesy or too young it was an adult cozy mystery, at its core.

The mystery was very well done and I had no idea who the murder was at all. I kept changing my mind throughout the book, but I loved that it kept me on my toes. I’m not the type of reader that goes into mysteries or thrillers with the intention of trying to figure things out, so I like a good surprise ending.

“Did you know there’s never been a murder in Shady Hollow before?”

Now there was a little romance for Vera that you could see blooming throughout the book, which I loved. It was pretty adorable and I hope we continue to see more of her relationship in the coming books. I am invested in not only her love life, but the lives of all the people in Shady Hollow.

Overall, the book is a 5 star read for me! I never imagined I’d be a cozy mystery person, but man, can I not wait to pick up the next book in this series! It’s a nice break from contemporaries and longer fantasies. So, if you’re looking for a good palette cleanser book, I’d give this one a read.

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Until The Next Chapter,

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