Things are going well for Juliette. Her romance with Ryder is heating up and the coffee house, Java Jive, is doing well. Then Ryder is promoted to Homicide. Juliette hates it that he will be hunting dangerous killers. It becomes personal when her neighbor Chelsea, a college student, goes missing and Ryder is assigned to the case.
Tensions become higher when Kira, a Java Jive employee, goes missing during her shift. Ryder is preoccupied with his case and definitely wants Juliette to stay out of the latest disappearance, but Kira is an employee and Juliette and Pete become involved with looking for her.
Of the three Java Jive mysteries, this is my favorite so far. Pete and Juliette and becoming closer. It seems like they belong together. The romance with Ryder turns sour, but since Pete is there it isn’t such a blow to Juliette.
The plot is one of the best. It’s hard to unravel the events to find the murderer. The author does a good job of giving just the right amount of information to move your suspicions from one character to the next.
I love the coffee house setting. You feel like you’re a part of the warm, family atmosphere of Java Jive. If you like cozy mysteries, this is a good one.
I received this book from Alibi and Net Galley for this review.