Saturday, December 17, 2022

ARC Review: Vinyl Resting Place by Olivia Blacke

Vinyl Resting Place

Olivia Blacke
Series: The Record Shop Mysteries (Book 1)
Publication: St. Martin's Paperbacks (December 27, 2022)

Description: When Juni Jessup and her sisters Tansy and Maggie put all their beans in one basket to open Sip & Spin Records, a record-slash-coffee shop in Cedar River, Texas, they knew there could be some scratches on the track, but no one was expecting to find a body deader than disco in the supply closet.

Family is everything to the Jessups, so when their uncle is arrested by Juni’s heartbreaking ex on suspicion of murder, the sisters don’t skip a beat putting Sip & Spin up for bail collateral. But their tune changes abruptly when Uncle Calvin disappears, leaving them in a grind. With their uncle’s freedom and the future of their small business on the line, it’s up to Juni and her sisters to get in the groove and figure out whodunit before the killer’s trail―and the coffee―goes cold.

Music and mocha seem like a blend that should be “Knockin' On Heaven's Door,” but caught up in a murder investigation with her family and their life savings on the line, Juni wonders if she might be on the "Highway to Hell" instead.

My Thoughts: Juni Jessup has lost her tech job in Oregon and come home to Cedar River just outside on Austin to open a record store. All three sisters are taking a big financial leap to make this possible. They really don't need to find the body of a young woman in their storage closet at the end of their Grand Opening. They really don't need to find out that she is clutching one of their Uncle Calvin's business cards in her hand.

When Uncle Calvin is arrested by Juni's ex-boyfriend, they use their store as collateral to get him out of jail. When he skips out on the bond and disappears, they need to find him and clear his name if they want to save their fledgling business.

Juni and her sisters Tansy and Maggie team up to investigate in this entertaining first of a series. I liked the Texas setting. I liked all the shout-outs to musical artists. And even though I'm not a coffee drinker, I found the names of their specialty drinks entertaining. 

Favorite Quote:
"Nothing," I said. At the same time, Maggie said, "Murder, obviously."

"Well, in that case, I hope you know what you're doing."

"We do," Maggie said as I said, "We most certainly do not."

"Glad to see y'all are at least on the same page. Gotta run."
I received this one in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. You can buy your copy here.

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