Lena Gregory Kills the Diner Scene
Lena Gregory is definitely a prolific writer, and a quirk at the same time. The story was interesting. It’s a cute idea. The poor cold brew taste no one wants to try! Oh my!
It is a cute story, like the original cozy mysteries. Lots of comedy and antics, some of which maybe a bit over the top. But it is a fun read for this diyhomegoddess.
The characters were well developed. Fun guys and gals. Not too many characters in this story. I liked how the backstory was tossed in. Especially at odd times, not the classic, but when you least expect it. It made it more memorable.
Lots of characters, but there weren’t any thrown in for filler sake, or to just add as a red herring. All were needed.
Gia seemed a bit of a wild horse here. Some very silly actions to try to find the killer. They were fun, but not sure if they should be in here. You’d think with all these adventures, she’d get in some serious trouble. Maybe she did in the prior books, and I just don’t know about them.
The Setting Descriptions
I had a bit of trouble with the settings. Very vivid, but lots of the same old, same old. I wish she would have created a new vision for her town, instead of what every author has in their stories. Although Trevor… that’s another story.
Good, snappy dialogue going on here. I could tell the difference in the various voices. It wasn’t like some books, where there was page after page of dialogue with nothing else.
The pace moved pretty fast in this. I had no trouble finishing this one at a faster clip than I’ve been doing lately.
The beginning seemed a little slow, but the further you got into the story, the faster the pace went.
The one problem I had with the plot was the amount of time the diner descriptions took away from it. She could have cut down the diner scenes by like 35% and still got away with everything else.
There were red herrings galore. Too many red herrings! I had no clue who the killer was because of this!
The only thing I didn’t like about the ending is it was a little abrupt for me. I didn’t feel like there was closure, because everything was just dumped.
Lena Gregory Author Information
Lena Gregory is a fun gal and a decent writer. I like her website. You can find out more about her here.
All Day Breakfast Cafe Mystery series
- Scone Cold Killer – January 2018
- Murder Made to Order – June 2018
- A Cold Brew Killing – November 2018
Bay Island Psychic Mystery series
- Death at First Sight – November 2016
- Occult and Battery – April 2017
- Clairvoyant and Present Danger – February 2018
Ghost – A Romantic Novella
3 out of 5 stars. But willing to give this author another shot.