Friday, April 01, 2016

What is Kristi Abbott reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Kristi Abbott, author of Kernel of Truth.

Her entry begins:
I just finished What Was Mine by Helen Klein Ross. I’ll be honest. I don’t remember how it made it onto my TBR list, but it was there and the library had it so voila! I love books that use point of view in interesting ways (maybe it was on a list for that?). Ross does alternating first person point of view chapters. I know that’s not revolutionary, but she pushes the envelope. Each chapter is no more than two to four pages long. While most of the chapters focus on three main characters, there are occasional chapters from characters we’ll never hear from again. Or maybe we’ll hear from them a handful more times. Ross...[read on]
About Kernel of Truth, from the publisher:
An all-new Popcorn Shop Mystery bursts on the scene, featuring gourmet popcorn entrepreneur Rebecca Anderson and her poodle Sprocket.

Opening a gourmet popcorn shop was never on Rebecca Anderson’s bucket list. But after a failed marriage to a celebrity chef, she’s ready for her life to open up and expand. She has returned to her hometown of Grand Lake, Ohio, with her popcorn-loving poodle Sprocket to start a new business—naturally called POPS. As a delicious bonus, Cordelia “Coco” Bittles, a close family friend who has always been like a grandmother to Rebecca, owns the chocolate shop next door, and the two are thinking of combining their businesses.

But when Coco’s niece, Alice, discovers her on the floor of her chocolate shop, those dreams go up in smoke. The local sheriff thinks Coco was the victim of a robbery gone wrong, but Rebecca isn’t so sure. As suspects start popping up all over, Rebecca is determined to turn up the heat and bring the killer to justice in a jiffy!
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