Review: Bobbins and Bodies by A.C.F. Bookens

Posted May 5, 2021 by Lola in Mystery, Review / 2 Comments

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Bobbins And BodiesBobbins And Bodies (Stitches In Crime #2)
by A.C.F. Bookens

My Rating: 4 stars

Genre: Cozy Mystery
Age Category: Adult
Type of romance: MF

All she wanted from the old farmhouse was the gorgeous mantel, not a dead body.

Paisley Sutton always expects the unexpected when she goes into a house to salvage the architectural prizes before its torn down. She evens knows she might encounter a rodent or two. But she really isn’t expecting to find a dead body, not again. And when it turns out the young man she found slumped in the house’s basement was killed, Paisley discovers that it’s not only the house that was abandoned.

Will her research trigger the decades-old fears that someone hoped to bury in the rubble?

My Review

I received a free copy of this book from the author and voluntarily reviewed it.

Bobbins and Bodies is the second book in this new cozy mystery series and just like the first book I enjoyed reading this one. There’s another mystery as Paisley stumbles upon a dead body in a house she’s salvaging. There’s plenty of danger and tension and also some fun daily life scenes.

While I enjoyed this book, the mystery in this one gripped me less than the one in book 1. After finding a dead body in the house she’s salvaging she gets involved trying to solve it, which leads her and her best friend Mika to check out a local cult. Most of the book after that deals with finding out what the cult is up to and the danger Paisley and Mika are in. There’s less focus on the dead person and more on the cult.

I do appreciate how well the author conveys the danger the characters are in and I do like how capable the police are and actually take the threat very seriously. This makes the book feel tense, but there also is enough lightness to compensate. I think this works very well, I just wasn’t as interested in the cult plot line and the mystery seemed a bit more straightforward.

I like getting a feel for Paisleys daily life and I enjoy most of the normal daily life scenes as she goes about her day and spends time with people who care about her. I like that she has an awesome best friend in Mika. As well as her father and his wife who care about her a lot and are there whenever she needs them. I also like her budding romance with the sheriff, although they have less scenes together than in book 1. I am curious to see where their romance goes.

I like the authors writing style and it’s a pleasant book to read. I like how it has it’s own vibe with the danger and the unique themes of salvaging and cross stitching.

To summarize: This was a great sequel. I enjoyed reading this one and following Paisley as she gets involved in another murder mystery. The mystery didn’t grip me as much as the one in book 2, but I still enjoyed seeing how it all played out. The mystery is a bit more straightforward and mostly revolved around a cult. I liked the dangerous vibe the book has, it’s clear the main character and her best friend are in danger and I like how the police takes it seriously. I enjoyed the daily life scenes and seeing all the caring people Paisley has around her. I like the author’s writing style and look forward to the next book!

4 Stars


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2 responses to “Review: Bobbins and Bodies by A.C.F. Bookens

    • Yeah it really sounds nerve wracking. I am glad these cozy books still manage to keep the feel a bit lighthearted.

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