Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Book Review for Shady Hollow by Juneau Black

 Shady Hollow  (Shady Hollow #1)by Juneau Black

Paperback, 240 pages

Publication: January 25th 2022 by Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

Genre:  Cozy Mystery, Mystery Thriller, Young Adult, Fantasy


From Goodreads:  The first book in the Shady Hollow series, in which we are introduced to the village of Shady Hollow, a place where woodland creatures live together in harmony--until a curmudgeonly toad turns up dead and the local reporter has to solve the case.

Reporter Vera Vixen is a relative newcomer to Shady Hollow. The fox has a nose for news, so when she catches wind that the death might be a murder, she resolves to get to the bottom of the case, no matter where it leads. As she stirs up still waters, the fox exposes more than one mystery, and discovers that additional lives are in jeopardy.

Vera finds more to this town than she ever suspected. It seems someone in the Hollow will do anything to keep her from solving the murder, and soon it will take all of Vera's cunning and quickness to crack the case.


My Thoughts:  I love a cozy mystery.  With Shady Hollow I just had to read, I did not have to think hard, I did not struggle to follow the story line, I knew the characters and they were easily likable.  I really enjoyed meeting the residents of Shady Hollow and solving their mystery. 

Shady Hollow is a cute story.  I felt like I was reading Frog and Toad books for the young adult with the cute village, the animal characters, and the fun storyline.  The murders and mysteries kept me entertained and sure that I was not reading an elementary age book. 

I look forward to more from this series. 

**Thank you Erica Melnichok at Penguin Books for a copy of the book via NetGalley in exchange for my  honest review.

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