ARC honest review for Henery Press via Netgalley.
When Cherry Tucker’s invited to paint the winning portrait for Big Rack Lodge’s Hogzilla hunt, it seems like a paid vacation. Back home in Halo, a Hatfield-McCoy-style standoff builds between Luke and Cherry’s families. She’s ready for a weekend away, hobnobbing with rich and famous hunters, where she can forget her troubles and nobody knows her name.
As Georgia sunshine turns to bleak December rain, Cherry’s R&R goes MIA when she finds a body in the woods. While the police believe the local drunk took an accidental spill, Cherry has her doubts, particularly when a series of malicious pranks are targeted at the rifle toting contestants. With loyal companions at her side—sort-of-ex-husband Todd and a championship bayer named Buckshot—Cherry tracks suspects through a forest full of pitfalls and perils. And all the while, a killer’s stalking the hunt party with a bead on Cherry.
This looked like a really fun book to read. Unfortunately I stopped a third of the way through.
Firstly. I put that down to having never read any of the previous 4 books in the Cherry Tucker series. So I am lost on the characters back history…and there is a lot of threads of back history within the first third of the book that I read. And it made my head spin and it was very confusing.
Secondly. I couldn’t seem to gel with the main character Cherry Tucker. If you are a Cherry Tucker fan, sorry, she’s probably a nice gal, but not for me!
It’s not the type of book that you pull off the shelf in the bookstore or library without having read all the previous books in the series. There is just too much back history.
If you are first venturing on this series (and please do try it, just because I didn’t get on with it doesn’t mean that you won’t). I suggest you start at the beginning of the series.