Thursday, April 26, 2018

ARC Review: Pairing a Deception by Nadine Nettmann

Pairing a Deception
Author: Nadine Nettmann
Series: A Sommelier Mystery
Publication: Midnight Ink (May 8, 2018)

Description: With only a few days left until her Advanced Sommelier exam, Katie Stillwell hopes to balance studying with attending a wine and food festival in Santa Barbara. The weekend with Detective Dean is off to a great start―until an attendee is murdered and suspicion falls on the festival emcee, Master Sommelier Hudson Wiley. Katie tries to keep her focus on the festival and her last-minute studying, but when she discovers people aren’t who they say they are, she finds herself in the middle of a tangled web where nothing, except the wine, is what it seems.

My Thoughts: Sommelier Katie Stillwell and her new boyfriend Detective John Dean are taking their first weekend away by attending a wine and food festival in Santa Barbara. Katie is studying hard for her advanced Sommelier exam and Dean has a case that is in process too but they are eager to spend some time together.

The festival is being attended by a colorful variety of characters including the emcee, Master Hudson Wiley, who will be proctoring Katie's exam the following week. When one of the attendee's body is found murdered and propped up against Wiley's hotel room, Katie is eager to figure out who murdered her.

As she investigates, she finds that the victim was using a false name. She also finds a number of suspects who might have wanted her dead and who might have wanted to blame Wiley. This cozy is filled with great information about all kinds of wine. I learned a lot even though I am not a wine drinker.

This third book in a series includes likable characters, a nice twisty plot, danger for the heroine, and lots of information about wine.

Favorite Quote:
"I've just embarked on a new opportunity," said Jocelyn. "It's a little complicated so I'm still waiting to see how it works out, but hopefully it does." It was like she didn't want to answer the question, but there was also something charming about her response.
I received this one in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. You can buy your copy here.

1 comment:

  1. Ooh, sounds like a mystery in a mystery. Thanks for bring this book to my attention:)


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