Book Review: Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne Fluke

Posted on Updated on

I’m a committed Joanne Fluke & Hannah Swensen fan. I love the cozy mystery and these novels just have such a calming and positive effect on me. I’m giving 3.5 stars to Apple Turnover Murder, the 13th in this series. It was good and hit all the right spots, but left room for growth and more complexity. With 20+ books in the series, I can’t give them all a 5, and even a 4 is sometimes too high. It doesn’t mean I don’t adore them. I just think it wasn’t one of the top ones in the series. I like re-visiting all the characters and seeing the wonderful relationships between Hannah, her sisters, and her mothers. And I was even excited that there’s quite an interesting turn-of-events in Hannah’s relationships with her two suitors, Mike and Norman. Perhaps it’s finally moving in the right direction. That said… not enough time was spent exploring the possible culprits or the depth of the victim who was murdered. I think there was more history to be told… I’ve already got books 14 and 15 from the series in my queue, and I was awarded the most current (22?) on NetGalley, so I have to catch up soon!

apple turnover

 

About Me
For those new to me or my reviews… here’s the scoop: I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My debut novel, Watching Glass Shatter, can be purchased on Amazon. I write A LOT. I read A LOT. And now I blog A LOT. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at https://thisismytruthnow.com, where you’ll find the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge – words and humor. You can also find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.
Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

Advertisements

15 thoughts on “Book Review: Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne Fluke

    AJ said:
    February 17, 2018 at 1:55 PM

    I agree! While I love the whole series, not every book is perfect. Sometimes I want more background on the victim. I won’t ruin the twist for you:)

    Liked by 1 person

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      February 17, 2018 at 2:07 PM

      I’m very curious about the ‘choice’ and did see a spoiler about what’s thrown into the mix… but I know nothing about that person.

      Liked by 1 person

        AJ said:
        February 17, 2018 at 2:11 PM

        Lol I’ll leave you to read about it. It was a shock when I read it as I didn’t see it coming at all!

        Liked by 1 person

        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        February 17, 2018 at 2:17 PM

        haha! soon, I suppose. I think I’ll be caught up by May.

        Liked by 1 person

    authorsinspirations said:
    February 17, 2018 at 2:11 PM

    i never read any of this author’s books. in fact, i never heard about them. thanks for sharing this.

    Liked by 1 person

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      February 17, 2018 at 2:17 PM

      It’s a cozy mystery series about a 30ish woman who stumbles upon bodies while baking desserts in a small Minnesota town. 50% of the books are recipes, 50% are mystery. Always cute / light… good characters.

      Liked by 1 person

    Book Blogger Insider Tag said:
    February 18, 2018 at 7:25 AM

    […] James @thisismytruthnow […]

    Liked by 1 person

    carhicks said:
    February 19, 2018 at 6:07 PM

    You are absolutely right. Some are better than others and they are fun reads, great break between thrillers or dramas.

    Liked by 1 person

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      February 19, 2018 at 6:17 PM

      I just received the latest one thru NetGalley, so I have 8 to catch up on!

      Liked by 1 person

        carhicks said:
        February 20, 2018 at 4:17 PM

        You are doing much better than I am. I have only read half a dozen or so.

        Liked by 1 person

    thebookwormdrinketh said:
    February 20, 2018 at 10:39 AM

    I wish I had one of these books right now… it’s a raining gross day here. Perfect for a cosy mystery and you really seem to enjoy these ones!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s