Pulp Friction (A Cider Shop Mystery #2)
Nothing’s sweeter than a fruitful family business, and for Winona Mae Montgomery and her Granny Smythe, that means Smythe Orchards in Blossom Valley, Virginia. But this year’s apple crop is especially juicy—with scandal . . . SEEDS OF DANGER Thanks to Winnie's new cider shop, Smythe Orchards is out of the red and folks can get their fix of the produce and other delectable products they love all year round. The locals are even booking the shop for events, including a June wedding! Winnie couldn’t be happier to see the barn filled to the rafters for the big bash—until her doting ex, Hank, is caught in a heated argument with the groom. Winnie plans to scold Hank after the party, but spots him running off instead. And when the groom turns up dead, apparently hit by the honeymoon getaway car, Hank is the main suspect. Now Hank is on the lam, and it’s up to Winnie to get to the core of the truth—before the real killer puts the squeeze on her . . .

Pulp Friction (A Cider Shop Mystery #2) Details

TitlePulp Friction (A Cider Shop Mystery #2)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseApr 28th, 2020
PublisherKensington Books
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GenreMystery, Cozy Mystery

Pulp Friction (A Cider Shop Mystery #2) Review

  • James
    January 1, 1970
    Pulp Friction is the second book in the Cider Shop Mystery series written by Julie Anne Lindsey. I've read a few other books by this author (published under pseudonyms) as well as the first in this series. When this one became available via NetGalley, I requested it because I enjoyed the characters and wanted to revisit them. Lindsey delivers a great story in the follow-up book, and today I'm sharing my thoughts on it.In Pulp Friction, Winona Mae, our mid-20s heroine, runs an apple orchard and c Pulp Friction is the second book in the Cider Shop Mystery series written by Julie Anne Lindsey. I've read a few other books by this author (published under pseudonyms) as well as the first in this series. When this one became available via NetGalley, I requested it because I enjoyed the characters and wanted to revisit them. Lindsey delivers a great story in the follow-up book, and today I'm sharing my thoughts on it.In Pulp Friction, Winona Mae, our mid-20s heroine, runs an apple orchard and cider shop with her grandma in Virginia. They're beginning to turn the family business around, but another murder happens on their property. This time, it's someone at the wedding they're holding for the town. And to make matters worse, the one person seen arguing with the groom before he's murdered is Winona Mae's ex-boyfriend, Hank. Her new love interest, though not much has happened, is the sheriff. How complicated can it get!?!?!Lindsey's writing style is easy and fun. Her characters are memorable, especially Grannie, Winona Mae, and Sheriff Colton. I do like some of the supporting characters, but this is the kinda book where you really grow attached to the core characters and like to focus on them. The mystery has several red herrings and clues. We get to know the bride, the best man, a few friends, and some interconnected folks who make the story more intriguing. The side stories keep us entertained while the blossoming romance is a nice arc to keep us wanting more each book.Overall, it's a good series. It's still early on, and I'd like to see a little more character development in the suspects. In this one, I didn't really feel attached to them, so I was okay with whoever ended up being the killer. It was still fun to try to figure it out tho! I look forward to the third book whenever that comes out. If not, she's got plenty of other series I can turn to in the meantime. So should you.
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  • Natalia R
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 StarsIn this second installment in Julie Anne Lindsey's A Cider Shop Mystery series, Winnie has successfully saved her family's business, Smythe Orchards, from going into major debt and is enjoying the success of her newly opened cider shop, which has quickly become a popular destination for locals and tourists to enjoy her ciders and her grandmother's delectable baked goods. She is delighted to be hosting their first event, a wedding for one of the wealthiest families in Blossom Valley. Unf 4.5 StarsIn this second installment in Julie Anne Lindsey's A Cider Shop Mystery series, Winnie has successfully saved her family's business, Smythe Orchards, from going into major debt and is enjoying the success of her newly opened cider shop, which has quickly become a popular destination for locals and tourists to enjoy her ciders and her grandmother's delectable baked goods. She is delighted to be hosting their first event, a wedding for one of the wealthiest families in Blossom Valley. Unfortunately, what should have been a wonderful day turns into a nightmare when the groom is murdered at the wedding, and her ex-boyfriend Hank, who was seen arguing with the groom, becomes the main suspect. Winnie decides to investigate to clear his name.This is a wonderful and engaging read, with a well-written cast of characters, a picturesque setting, and a clever mystery. Winnie is a character that readers will find relatable and likable. She's hardworking, determined, and loyal to her friends and family. I thought she was a very good sleuth. She acted responsibly and didn't make rash decisions, however, trouble seems to find her even when she's not looking for it. Her relationship with her grandmother and Dot is very enjoyable and adds another wonderful layer to the story. The relationship between Winnie and Colton is progressing at a good pace. We learn new details about Colton's past, and I can't wait to see what the author does with that storyline. The murder mystery had enough suspects and clues to keep me on the edge of my seat. I did manage to figure out who the culprit was about halfway through the story but wasn't sure of their motive. I think this is a great addition to the series, and I eagerly await the third book.Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for the opportunity to read this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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  • beachbum bookworm
    January 1, 1970
    When I was asked to take a trip to West Virginia to meet Winona Mae Montgomery or Winnie for short...I was thrilled. I’m always up for meeting new people and investigating...I mean discovering….discovering new places. Winnie owns a cider shop on her family’s property Smythe Orchards. When that nugget of information was given to me...I became even more thrilled with this new adventure! Yummy! We're going to help with a wedding that is taking place at Smythe Orchards. The wedding was going off wit When I was asked to take a trip to West Virginia to meet Winona Mae Montgomery or Winnie for short...I was thrilled. I’m always up for meeting new people and investigating...I mean discovering….discovering new places. Winnie owns a cider shop on her family’s property Smythe Orchards. When that nugget of information was given to me...I became even more thrilled with this new adventure! Yummy! We're going to help with a wedding that is taking place at Smythe Orchards. The wedding was going off without a hitch (get it lol) until we noticed the groom and Hank (Winnie’s ex-boyfriend) exchanging heated words and a few shoves. Hank tore out of the parking lot a few minutes later, and Winnie was relieved he couldn’t cause any more trouble. Then we heard the screams! We followed the sounds to the old farm truck that was going to escort the newly married couple from the reception...all decorated up with tin cans and windows proclaiming, “just married”. The getaway vehicle was now a murder weapon. Underneath the truck was now the lifeless body of the groom. Immediately the #1 suspect is Hank, and although Winnie may not be in love with Hank anymore, she doesn’t want to see him go to jail for a crime he didn’t commit. That could only mean one thing….here we go… My thoughts: I have not read the first book in the series, but I will be! I finished this book last night, and im glad I let the flavors marinate because...I originally gave this book a 3 but I really think it’s closer to a 4. I really loved the cider/orchard theme of the book...so much potential!! The secondary characters were great!! Granny Smythe ( I see what you did there...Julie Anne Lindsey...and I love it...LOVE THE PUN), Delilah, Dot, the many Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton…don’t get the reference now, but you will lol), boo was adorable, and the mysteries sheriff. The mystery of this book had lots of twists and turns which I enjoyed! I was convinced I had figured out the killer several times before the reveal lol. Although I really loved the theme and characters as I mentioned...I really needed more character and setting development!! Maybe more involvement from the town. I was just missing that big connection. The ideas are great...give me more!!! For more book fun check out my blog @ http://beachbumbookworm.com/I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Netgalley, the author Julie Anne Lindsey, and the publisher for this opportunity.
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  • Linda 📚
    January 1, 1970
    Review to post soon.
  • JoAn
    January 1, 1970
    Pulp Friction by Julie Anne Lindsey is the second book in Ms. Lindsey's Cider Shop cozy mystery series and was an engaging story.Winnie's Cider Shop has become a popular destination for residents of Blossom Valley. Tourists who come for Smythe Orchards tours also enjoy the cider and sweet treats which has helped Winnie and her grandmother to become financially solvent. I like all of the characters that have been introduced in this series and find them to be relatable. I really appreciated the in Pulp Friction by Julie Anne Lindsey is the second book in Ms. Lindsey's Cider Shop cozy mystery series and was an engaging story.Winnie's Cider Shop has become a popular destination for residents of Blossom Valley. Tourists who come for Smythe Orchards tours also enjoy the cider and sweet treats which has helped Winnie and her grandmother to become financially solvent. I like all of the characters that have been introduced in this series and find them to be relatable. I really appreciated the insight that Ms. Lindsey gave us into Sheriff Wise's past in this book. He intrigued me in the first book because of his stoic demeanor.The plot moves swiftly with few suspects, plenty of red herrings and several twists that kept me turning the pages until the heart pounding reveal. Oh, and the end has me hooked for the next book in the series.I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from Kensington via NetGalley. All of the above opinions are my own.
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  • LORI (Dollycas) CASWELL
    January 1, 1970
    Dollycas’s ThoughtsWe are back in Blossom Valley just in time for a wedding at Smythe Orchards. Winnie’s is so excited to have her new cider shop used for weddings and local events. She knows this is the way to make the orchard fruitful and helps keep the place open year-round. But this time, the wedding ends on a sour note, and Winnie’s ex Hank right in the middle of it. He had a dust-up earlier with the groom and now that groom is dead. Winnie knows she should stay out of it but finds herself Dollycas’s ThoughtsWe are back in Blossom Valley just in time for a wedding at Smythe Orchards. Winnie’s is so excited to have her new cider shop used for weddings and local events. She knows this is the way to make the orchard fruitful and helps keep the place open year-round. But this time, the wedding ends on a sour note, and Winnie’s ex Hank right in the middle of it. He had a dust-up earlier with the groom and now that groom is dead. Winnie knows she should stay out of it but finds herself slicing through the clues to juice the real killer before Hank winds up behind bars.I loved the first book in this series, Apple Cider Slaying, and couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book. The author exceeded my expectations.I find Winona Mae Montgomery to be an excellent protagonist. She is smart, and for the most part, thinks things through but like all amateur sleuths just sometimes finds herself in the thick of things she never imagined could happen when she leaps into something. Her friend Dot is a reliable sidekick and a strong character in her own right. Winnie is close to her grandmother and they make a great team running the orchard. We learn some new things about Sheriff Colton Wise as he and Winnie grow closer. Hank is still hanging around and is sometimes his own worst enemy. They are also several animal characters that have their own unique personalities. What I love is all the characters are engaging and realistic in their own ways. They continue to grow and become more endearing.The mystery was very intriguing and unfolded at a perfect pace throughout the book. There were plenty of suspects and twists and turns and a real edge of your seat moment to grab my attention and hold on tight. I wasn’t totally surprised when the killer was revealed but I had discarded this person earlier.I love the apple orchard theme. I love visiting local orchards and we can never have enough apples in the house.A well-plotted mystery, wonderful characters, and a terrific setting make Pulp Friction a must-read.I do encourage you to read Apple Cider Slaying too so you can get to know these characters from the beginning.
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  • Peggy R
    January 1, 1970
    Pulp Friction is the second installment in the highly entertaining Cider Shop Mystery series by author Julie Anne Lindsey. I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in the series, so I was excited to dive into the next book. Ms. Lindsey did not disappoint. She has a terrific writing style that allows the story to flow. The pace is spot on and kept me turning pages to see what would happen next in the story. The characters are very enjoyable. Winnie is the type of protagonist that I enjoy in my cozy my Pulp Friction is the second installment in the highly entertaining Cider Shop Mystery series by author Julie Anne Lindsey. I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in the series, so I was excited to dive into the next book. Ms. Lindsey did not disappoint. She has a terrific writing style that allows the story to flow. The pace is spot on and kept me turning pages to see what would happen next in the story. The characters are very enjoyable. Winnie is the type of protagonist that I enjoy in my cozy mysteries. She is curious, but she is smart in her sleuthing. She is not reckless and does rush into dangerous situations. That's not to say danger does sometimes find her, but she is level headed and not rash. I love the relationship with her Granny and her friend Dot. I look forward to seeing what new animals Dot can get Winnie and her Granny to foster. The relationship between Winnie and Sheriff Wise is progressing. I like the pace that the author has set for them. If feels natural, while the potential romance does not overpower the mystery.Speaking of the mystery, I thought this one was particularly well done. Ms. Lindsey does a wonderful job of unfolding the mystery throughout the entire story. In addition, in my opinion, she doesn't make it easy for her readers to guess the identity of the killer. There were plenty of twists and false clues weaved into this story and I was surprised by the identity of the killer when it was revealed. As I said in my review of the first book in the series, this cozy mystery hits all the areas I look for in a series - it has well-written characters, a charming small-town setting, a strong plot, and a solid mystery. I am looking forward to many more books in this series and following the adventures of Winnie and the rest of Blossom Valley.I voluntarily read a digital advanced reader copy, which was provided to me by the publisher, Kensington, through Netgalley.
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  • Tari
    January 1, 1970
    I'm really loving this series thinking this book might just be better than the first one. It definitely had a lot of action going, and Granny got to have a good part in the take down with her friend Delilah. Those two crack me up, and Granny is so funny how she pretends she doesn't like a man named Owen who loves to come and see her.Once the book was to a certain point, my suspicions about someone being the killer got stronger. I fell for some of the red herrings along the way. The showdown was I'm really loving this series thinking this book might just be better than the first one. It definitely had a lot of action going, and Granny got to have a good part in the take down with her friend Delilah. Those two crack me up, and Granny is so funny how she pretends she doesn't like a man named Owen who loves to come and see her.Once the book was to a certain point, my suspicions about someone being the killer got stronger. I fell for some of the red herrings along the way. The showdown was exciting, and everything was explained at one point or another...except for a couple of details that I found out toward the end. I don't want to spoil anything but there's part of a side story that will hopefully continue through the next book. I'm really hoping we don't have to wait a whole year. The first book was published last October, this one gets published April 28, so I'm really hoping for another book this fall or winter. I have this Kindle book on order but couldn't resist reading an early copy of it a couple of weeks ahead.I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher via NetGalley, and my opinions are my own.
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  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    This second installment in the cider shop series is another sweet success. Winnie hosts a wedding for a local bride from a prominent family and her groom who are both now living in Louisville, Kentucky. The joy quickly ends when he is found dead on the side of the barn and Winnie's ex-boyfriend Hank has suspiciously fled the scene after being awfully close to one of the bridesmaids. Although Sheriff Wise warns her not to get involved with the investigation, this mystery hits really close to her This second installment in the cider shop series is another sweet success. Winnie hosts a wedding for a local bride from a prominent family and her groom who are both now living in Louisville, Kentucky. The joy quickly ends when he is found dead on the side of the barn and Winnie's ex-boyfriend Hank has suspiciously fled the scene after being awfully close to one of the bridesmaids. Although Sheriff Wise warns her not to get involved with the investigation, this mystery hits really close to her home and possibly her heart.This series has quickly become one of my favorites. Winnie is a strong female main character, not one to shy away from hard work, plus I really admire her devotion and loyalty to her grandmother who not only raised her from childhood, but also remains her highest priority. Her best friend Dot, a park ranger and lover of all animals, is fun, spunky, but also has the ability to reign Winnie in when she sees her starting to cross the line of interfering with police business; that is, if she sees her. Winnie and Sheriff Wise, now known more by his first name Colton to her, continue to build trust and friendship moving forward. Interesting plot twists and a motive for murder I never saw coming. Read in two sittings. Eagerly awaiting the next installment!!Thanks to NetGalley and Kensington for an ARC of this book. My review is voluntary.
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  • Jackie
    January 1, 1970
    Absolutely love this series!!! Winnie is finally happy to be able to open her place for events! With a wedding set to go and a groom ending up dead can she solve this mystery before it’s too late? You’ll have to read to find out!! I love this author and all her books! What a gem this was leaving me wanting more!! A cozy with all the feels was just what the doctor ordered for me! I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts are mine and mine alone. A must re Absolutely love this series!!! Winnie is finally happy to be able to open her place for events! With a wedding set to go and a groom ending up dead can she solve this mystery before it’s too late? You’ll have to read to find out!! I love this author and all her books! What a gem this was leaving me wanting more!! A cozy with all the feels was just what the doctor ordered for me! I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts are mine and mine alone. A must read series!
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  • Dawn Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    I liked this book much more than I did the first one. I was not a fan, but decided to try the second one, because often the first book in a series is problematic and those things get worked out in the second book. And for the most part, they did here. I knew who the killer was, but not the why and the whole backstory and there were enough red herrings to keep me from trusting my gut on who the killer was and so overall, it was a decent book. Good enough for me to read #3. Though I kinda have to, I liked this book much more than I did the first one. I was not a fan, but decided to try the second one, because often the first book in a series is problematic and those things get worked out in the second book. And for the most part, they did here. I knew who the killer was, but not the why and the whole backstory and there were enough red herrings to keep me from trusting my gut on who the killer was and so overall, it was a decent book. Good enough for me to read #3. Though I kinda have to, but that isn't something that can be discussed here. All that said, there are still some problems [and some spelling and grammar errors that I hope some editor found and corrected] - maybe minor, but there are still there and it needs to be said. 1. Winnie needs to respect Colton more. I know they have the hots for each other, but her continued blatant disregard for his job and her [also] blatant disrespect of him as an officer of the law and as a person will end that real quick like. It is already borderline unbelievable and will continue to be so, to the detriment of the story because of it. I don't care if Winnie is nosy [most MC in cozies are], but she seriously needs to respect Colton and the position he holds WAY more than she does. 2. "She wet her lips", "She licked her lips", and "she gnawed the delicate flesh of her nail" ALL. NEED. TO. GO. Please stop using these [over and over and over again]. 3. We need more of the cider shop and all that Winnie does there. There is too much running around, and not enough of her actually running the business that supposedly "saved the farm". The farm isn't going to be saved for long if she doesn't stay and actually, you know, RUN THE FARM. There are a couple more things that could go on that list, but then we are veering into spoiler territory and I don't do those. I will say that the things that bugged me were way less than last time, so I take that as a very good thing. Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Mary Brown
    January 1, 1970
    Pulp FrictionA Cider Shop Mystery, Book #2Julie Anne Lindsey5 StarsSynopsis: Nothing’s sweeter than a fruitful family business, and for Winona Mae Montgomery and her Granny Smythe, that means Smythe Orchards in Blossom Valley, Virginia. But this year’s apple crop is especially juicy—with scandal . . .SEEDS OF DANGERThanks to Winnie's new cider shop, Smythe Orchards is out of the red and folks can get their fix of the produce and other delectable products they love all year round. The locals are Pulp FrictionA Cider Shop Mystery, Book #2Julie Anne Lindsey5 StarsSynopsis: Nothing’s sweeter than a fruitful family business, and for Winona Mae Montgomery and her Granny Smythe, that means Smythe Orchards in Blossom Valley, Virginia. But this year’s apple crop is especially juicy—with scandal . . .SEEDS OF DANGERThanks to Winnie's new cider shop, Smythe Orchards is out of the red and folks can get their fix of the produce and other delectable products they love all year round. The locals are even booking the shop for events, including a June wedding! Winnie couldn’t be happier to see the barn filled to the rafters for the big bash—until her doting ex, Hank, is caught in a heated argument with the groom. Winnie plans to scold Hank after the party, but spots him running off instead. And when the groom turns up dead, apparently hit by the honeymoon getaway car, Hank is the main suspect. Now Hank is on the lam, and it’s up to Winnie to get to the core of the truth—before the real killer puts the squeeze on her . . . (Goodreads)Review:The characters are well rounded, well developed and three dimensional. I love the relationship between Winnie and Granny Smythe , you can tell how much they love each other. Even though Hank is her ex- winnie wants to help him clear his name, because she knows he could not be guilty. Colton, the sheriff, and Winnie are getting closer and I am looking forward to seeing what happens between them. The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. I thought the descriptions were very good in this book and they brought vivid images into my mind while I was reading. The mystery was well plotted and I did not know who the killer was until it was revealed at the end. I had an idea who the culprit was but I was not certain. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. I am looking forward to the next book in this series.I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Kensington Books, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.
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  • Christine
    January 1, 1970
    This is the second book in the cider shop series and I loved it just as much as the first. Winnie Montgomery has a newly opened cider shop and is planning her first event, a wedding. Everything is going fine until the groom winds up murdered. Winnie's ex boyfriend, Hank, is the prime suspect having been seen arguing with the groom earlier in the day. Winnie doesn't believe that hank is a killer so she decides to investigate to clear his name. This is such a good series. I love the characters. Wi This is the second book in the cider shop series and I loved it just as much as the first. Winnie Montgomery has a newly opened cider shop and is planning her first event, a wedding. Everything is going fine until the groom winds up murdered. Winnie's ex boyfriend, Hank, is the prime suspect having been seen arguing with the groom earlier in the day. Winnie doesn't believe that hank is a killer so she decides to investigate to clear his name. This is such a good series. I love the characters. Winnie and Granny are the absolute best. I love the humor that Hank brings in this book. The mystery was well done and I figured out the killer just before Winnie did. I was yelling at Winnie as if she could hear me and to me that is always a sign of really good writing when I am that invested in a character. We learned more about Colton in this book which I loved but why oh why did it have to be left to the end of the book. That cliffhanger! I need more Colton and Winnie now. Definitely will be reading more. Thank you to net galley and Kensington publishing for this review copy. I was happy to give my honest opinion.
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  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    January 1, 1970
    This is my first book by Julie Anne Lindsey and I’m so glad that I picked this book up! I was intrigued by the concept of this series because it’s set at an orchard. Normally, I never thought that I would be interested in something like this but Lindsey creates some really cute characters. I love that the main heroine is named Winona Mae Montgomery and her grandmother is named Granny Smythe. It was a nice touch!First off, I really like Lindsey’s writing style. It’s quick and to the point, g This is my first book by Julie Anne Lindsey and I’m so glad that I picked this book up! I was intrigued by the concept of this series because it’s set at an orchard. Normally, I never thought that I would be interested in something like this but Lindsey creates some really cute characters. I love that the main heroine is named Winona Mae Montgomery and her grandmother is named Granny Smythe. It was a nice touch!First off, I really like Lindsey’s writing style. It’s quick and to the point, getting the mystery moving at a fast face. I especially love this style where the murder happens at the very beginning because it shakes things up a bit and really engages the reader. And for someone who is just trying out a book for the very first time by an author, it makes for a really great first impression.I loved the characters in this book! Not only was there a touch of humor, but I also really loved all the secondary characters as well. Now that I have discovered Lindsey’s books, I’m looking forward to trying some more. I will definitely be looking forward to reading more of her backlist titles now!
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  • Brooke Showalter (Brooke Blogs)
    January 1, 1970
    Pulp Friction is the 2nd book in the wonderful Cider Shop series from author Julie Anne Lindsey. I tried to read this book a bit slower than usual because I didn't want to have to leave Winnie and Granny. I have loved my visits to Blossom Valley. In this one, Winnie finds herself wrapped up in yet another murder mystery after a wedding goes awry at Smythe Orchards in her new cider shop.One of my favorite things about this story is that I was wondering whodunit right up until the end when it fina Pulp Friction is the 2nd book in the wonderful Cider Shop series from author Julie Anne Lindsey. I tried to read this book a bit slower than usual because I didn't want to have to leave Winnie and Granny. I have loved my visits to Blossom Valley. In this one, Winnie finds herself wrapped up in yet another murder mystery after a wedding goes awry at Smythe Orchards in her new cider shop.One of my favorite things about this story is that I was wondering whodunit right up until the end when it finally hit me. I was totally wrapped up in the story and felt like there were enough red herrings to keep me guessing. I really like all of the characters. I live in eastern Ohio close to the West Virginia border, so the setting of Blossom Valley feels very familiar and relatable. I honestly cannot wait until book 3 releases - while book 2 wrapped up nicely, the last few lines have me going crazy wanting to read the next book right now! If book 3 was out, I would have immediately purchased it the second I finished this one. It was phenomenal and I would give this way more than 5 stars if I could. I can't wait to see what develops with Colton and Winnie. I received an ARC of this book and I am voluntarily sharing my honest review.
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  • Chris gerst
    January 1, 1970
    Love this series. Its summer in west Virginia. Winnie owns the cider shop and has a wedding on a weekend. There is an accident and someone is killed. Winnie and her friends set out to find the killer. To hear more read the book
  • Sheila Penwell
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this cozy mystery and found out it was set in the county in WV where I live. Winnie is the amateur sleuth in this series and is always in the thick of the action. Winnie lives on her grandmother's orchard . The grandmother bakes and does tours and Winnie runs the Cider Shop and makes ciders. The murders happen at the orchard. This one is about a groom who gets murdered their at his wedding reception. A GOOD READ.
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  • Sara
    January 1, 1970
    I love this series! Descriptive writing and colorful characters make this cozy series a real winner. Winnie and Granny Smythe are delightful. I hope there will be a book three so I can take that country road back to Blossom Valley, West Virginia.
  • K.A. Davis
    January 1, 1970
    PULP FRICTION, the second book in the Cider Shop Mysteries by Julie Anne Lindsey, is another delightful addition to a well-written cozy series. The protagonist, Winnie Montgomery, is a great character. She’s fun, loyal, and works hard to make her Granny Smythe’s apple orchard successful. She has a sweet, sweet relationship with her granny and I also greatly admire Winnie’s interaction with her friends along with her granny’s friends. They’re the sort of “good” people I’d like to hang out with. H PULP FRICTION, the second book in the Cider Shop Mysteries by Julie Anne Lindsey, is another delightful addition to a well-written cozy series. The protagonist, Winnie Montgomery, is a great character. She’s fun, loyal, and works hard to make her Granny Smythe’s apple orchard successful. She has a sweet, sweet relationship with her granny and I also greatly admire Winnie’s interaction with her friends along with her granny’s friends. They’re the sort of “good” people I’d like to hang out with. Her strong descriptive voice captures the down-home feeling of Blossom Valley, which is nestled among the Blue Ridge Mountains of West Virginia, and helps the reader feel like they’re right there, experiencing it alongside the protagonist. Ms. Lindsey writes a fast-paced plot which engaged me from the very first page. There were plenty of suspects to keep me guessing and clues were evenly sprinkled throughout the scenes. As the mystery unfolds, the author’s writing style keeps the story moving forward without any lagging in the plot. The suspenseful reveal kept me turning pages faster and faster and while the main murder mystery is solved there’s a subplot teaser of more to come in the next book. It has me waiting on pins and needles for the third book to come out! I was provided an advance copy. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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  • Karen Hollins-Stallman
    January 1, 1970
    “Pulp Friction” by Julie Anne Lindsey Is the 2nd instalment in the Cider Shop Mystery series. Julie Anne Lindsey is one of my favorite cozy authors and this is because of the Tea Shop Mystery series she writes as Bree Baker and now the Cider Shop Mystery series.I enjoyed visiting Blossom Valley, Virginia and the Smythe Orchards again. It sounds like such an idilic setting. I grew up surrounded by orchards so I could easily picture it in my mind. Winnie Montgomery is relate-able, smart and very l “Pulp Friction” by Julie Anne Lindsey Is the 2nd instalment in the Cider Shop Mystery series. Julie Anne Lindsey is one of my favorite cozy authors and this is because of the Tea Shop Mystery series she writes as Bree Baker and now the Cider Shop Mystery series.I enjoyed visiting Blossom Valley, Virginia and the Smythe Orchards again. It sounds like such an idilic setting. I grew up surrounded by orchards so I could easily picture it in my mind. Winnie Montgomery is relate-able, smart and very likeable and I like how she lives on by her grandmother (Granny Smythe) on Smythe Orchard. I loved the assortment of characters like Granny, Dot her bff , Granny’s bff Delilah and who can resist a couple of orange rescue kittens and now a fainting goat! I also loved the chemistry between Winnie and Colton. I have always been on team Colton but now I really want to know what happens next...The mystery is interesting and well plotted, and there are plenty of twists and turns in this story. Kept me guessing till the very end. We find out some things from Coltons past that brings us to the cliffhanger! Now I am anxiously waiting for book 3 to come out!I highly recommend this book to all my cozy mystery loving friends!I requested and received an Advanced Readers Copy from Kensington Books, the Author and NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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  • Taryn
    January 1, 1970
    Winnie's new cider shop is doing well, so well that she has her first big event planned and can't wait to.see how.It turns out. She has a wedding being held on the farm and the reception will be in the cider shop. The big day comes and everything is going off without a hitch until the reception. At the reception Winnie sees her ex boyfriend Hank there and he gets into a fight with the groom, why is Hank there and now does he know the groom? When the argument is taken outside she hopes that it wi Winnie's new cider shop is doing well, so well that she has her first big event planned and can't wait to.see how.It turns out. She has a wedding being held on the farm and the reception will be in the cider shop. The big day comes and everything is going off without a hitch until the reception. At the reception Winnie sees her ex boyfriend Hank there and he gets into a fight with the groom, why is Hank there and now does he know the groom? When the argument is taken outside she hopes that it will be handled quickly and that it won't ruin the evening. Later Winnie goes outside and sees Hank rushing off, a few minutes later the body of the groom is found dead. It looks like he was runover, but who would have wanted to kill him and why? The police immediately look at Hank as their main suspect and even though she isn't in love with him anymore Winnie doesn't believe for a minute that he killed anyone. She knows that she must figure what happened that evening and who was responsible for killing the unlucky groom. Hank is on the run making him look even more guilty but Winnie can't let that stop her from finding the truth. Follow along as she digs deep for clues, there are so many questions that need to be answered but not everything is not adding up. Will Winnie be able to find a killer before she herself becomes a victim or will the killer win in the end.
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  • Lisa Morin
    January 1, 1970
    Pulp Friction is the second book in this terrific series by Julie Anne Lindsey.Winnie Mae lives with Granny grandmother, known to all as Granny Smythe.The opening of the cider shop has been helpful in keeping th orchard out of debt, and the Sawyer wedding is just the type of event Winnie is looking to attract.Unfortunately, Winnie doesn't plan on being involved in another murder investigation, and when she discovers her ex boyfriend Hank may be involved, Winnie doesn't stop until she gets the an Pulp Friction is the second book in this terrific series by Julie Anne Lindsey.Winnie Mae lives with Granny grandmother, known to all as Granny Smythe.The opening of the cider shop has been helpful in keeping th orchard out of debt, and the Sawyer wedding is just the type of event Winnie is looking to attract.Unfortunately, Winnie doesn't plan on being involved in another murder investigation, and when she discovers her ex boyfriend Hank may be involved, Winnie doesn't stop until she gets the answers she's looking for.This is a great start to a series, and the characters have become increasingly appealing. They all blend well together, making it a very pleasant story to follow. I enjoyed the twist of events that led up to the reveal, and all the animals named Kenny Rogers had me laughing.I'm really excited to see what happens next with Winnie and the residents of Blossom Valley.#PulpFriction #NetGalley
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  • Patty
    January 1, 1970
    Pulp Friction by Julie Ann Lindsey is the 2nd book in A Cider Shop Mystery series, and another great addition. I loved the first book, Apple Cider Slaying, and was excited to read this book. Winona, “Winnie” Mae Montgomery and her Granny Smythe are running the family's apple farm business, Smyth Orchards, located in Blossom Valley, Virginia. After working hard and creating new apple ciders, the farm is out of the red and doing well. People have been booking the barn and farm for special occasion Pulp Friction by Julie Ann Lindsey is the 2nd book in A Cider Shop Mystery series, and another great addition. I loved the first book, Apple Cider Slaying, and was excited to read this book. Winona, “Winnie” Mae Montgomery and her Granny Smythe are running the family's apple farm business, Smyth Orchards, located in Blossom Valley, Virginia. After working hard and creating new apple ciders, the farm is out of the red and doing well. People have been booking the barn and farm for special occasions, including a June wedding. When the groom is murdered right after the ceremony, and Winnie's ex Hank is the main suspect, she is determined to find the truth . I can not wait for the next book in the series. Excellent cozy mystery that I strongly recommend. I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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  • Christa
    January 1, 1970
    Pulp Friction was a good cozy, and a nice followup to the first book of the series. I really like the character of Winnie, and there are also some great secondary characters. The setting of the orchard and cider shop in West Virgina makes a great backdrop for the book. In this book, a wedding is held at the orchard, but shortly afterwards, the groom is found dead. Winnie's ex, Hank, is the main suspect, so she is determined to figure out the real killer. The storyline in this one was entertainin Pulp Friction was a good cozy, and a nice followup to the first book of the series. I really like the character of Winnie, and there are also some great secondary characters. The setting of the orchard and cider shop in West Virgina makes a great backdrop for the book. In this book, a wedding is held at the orchard, but shortly afterwards, the groom is found dead. Winnie's ex, Hank, is the main suspect, so she is determined to figure out the real killer. The storyline in this one was entertaining, and it kept my interest. I am really loving the character of Sheriff Colton Wise, and like the direction he and Winnie seem to be headed.I received a copy of this book from the publisher, and this is my honest review.
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  • Rachel
    January 1, 1970
    Pulp Friction by Julie Anne Lindsey is the second book in the excellent Cider Shop Mystery series based in rural West Virginia. I absolutely loved the first book, Apple Cider Slaying, so I was so excited to be able to read the second. Being from WV, I love to read about cities and areas that I know so well. It really connects me to the characters. I love all of the characters on Blossom Valley, WV. Winnie is an awesome female protagonist. She is smart, independent, loyal, and just a good person. Pulp Friction by Julie Anne Lindsey is the second book in the excellent Cider Shop Mystery series based in rural West Virginia. I absolutely loved the first book, Apple Cider Slaying, so I was so excited to be able to read the second. Being from WV, I love to read about cities and areas that I know so well. It really connects me to the characters. I love all of the characters on Blossom Valley, WV. Winnie is an awesome female protagonist. She is smart, independent, loyal, and just a good person. Somehow she continues to be thrust into scenarios beyond her control, however she does a great job at getting to the bottom of it all. I love the secondary characters, the chemistry with Colton, and the array of animals that make their appearances.I liked the murder/mystery plot and did not figure out the culprit until the end.5/5 starsAn excellent series, and I hope to continue to read more from this amazing author and series in the future.Thank you NetGalley and Kensington for this ARC and in return I am submitting my unbiased and voluntary review and opinion. I am posting this review to my GR and Bookbub accounts immediately and will post it to my Amazon and B&N accounts upon publication.
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  • Kim
    January 1, 1970
    This is a fun read. The characters are wonderful. Although I like Winnie, my favorite character is Granny Smythe. She is full of spunk and personality. The mystery is well-written with well place red-herrings and plenty of suspects. I was surprised by the killer. I am looking forward to more in this series. All thoughts and opinions are my own, and in no way, I have been influenced by anyone.
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  • Rebecca
    January 1, 1970
    Wow.  I just read this in ONE DAY. Which may not seem crazy, but for me that is some kind of record.  Needless to say, I loved it!  The writing is so perfect for a cozy mystery and the story is crafted in a way that grabs hold and doesn't let go.  The descriptions of Granny's apple orchard, the cider shop, and the town were so great that after the first book, I immediately researched an apple orchard to go visit, and now after this book I am brainstorming ideas of how to spice up some apple cide Wow.  I just read this in ONE DAY. Which may not seem crazy, but for me that is some kind of record.  Needless to say, I loved it!  The writing is so perfect for a cozy mystery and the story is crafted in a way that grabs hold and doesn't let go.  The descriptions of Granny's apple orchard, the cider shop, and the town were so great that after the first book, I immediately researched an apple orchard to go visit, and now after this book I am brainstorming ideas of how to spice up some apple cider later this fall._The Cider Shop Mystery series is now solidified as one of my all time favorites! _I was so excited that Winnie's dream of opening a Cider Shop was realized and I loved reading about it and imaging that I could visit sometime.  The descriptions of her different creations had my mouth watering and I loved how creative she is.  Unfortunately for her, another murder takes place in front of the shop, and practically under her nose! I love Winnie's drive to protect her shop's reputation, no matter how much danger it puts her in._Also we get a glimpse into Colton's past and I am so here for it! He is a complex character and I cannot wait for more of him!  His interactions with Winnie just seem so genuine and I love that he is the silent caring type. I also loved seeing more of her best friend Dot and some of the others in town._I am a naturally suspicious person, so I trust absolutely no one (except Winnie's inner circle), so I had some good ideas about who the murderer was, but there were so many other twists and aspects of the mystery that completely shocked and awe me.  I so appreciated how this mystery was laid out and the tricky windy path that Winnie takes to finally get at the truth._Thanks to the publishers for providing me with a netgalley copy.  I was happy to give my honest thoughts.
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  • Heather
    January 1, 1970
    Read as an ARC via NetGalley on Kindle AppAnother fantastic mystery by Julie Ann Lindsey. Pulp Friction returns us to Blossom Valley to our favorite apple orchard and cider shop. The orchard has been saved and is now renting out space for weddings and other events. The story opens with a successful wedding / reception that ends with a dead groom and Winnie's ex-boyfriend, Hank, on the lam. Promising to stay out of it and let Sheriff Colton Wise do the investigating, Winnie naturally digs in to f Read as an ARC via NetGalley on Kindle AppAnother fantastic mystery by Julie Ann Lindsey. Pulp Friction returns us to Blossom Valley to our favorite apple orchard and cider shop. The orchard has been saved and is now renting out space for weddings and other events. The story opens with a successful wedding / reception that ends with a dead groom and Winnie's ex-boyfriend, Hank, on the lam. Promising to stay out of it and let Sheriff Colton Wise do the investigating, Winnie naturally digs in to find out what really happened - bringing her best friend, Dot, her granny, and a few other friends along the way for the adventure. Things get a bit hairy along the way to start bringing out Colton's protective nature, as well as a bit more of his backstory, which I think all readers will enjoy. The scary / dangerous scenes are well-written and seem realistic (I say "seem" because I've never actually been caught up in a murder investigation, so I don't know for sure!) and somewhat intense at times, a nice departure from your average, every-day cozy mystery.This is a great story that I read today in one sitting and man oh man - it's even a cliffhanger! OK - so this particular mystery (of the groom) is resolved, but it's really left us on the edge of our seat wanting to immediately start the next book!! Gotta love multi-book story arcs and Julie Anne Lindsey does not disappoint! I can't wait for Book 3 to see how this new storyline evolves - and also to see how Winnie's and Colton's relationship evolves as well. This book was received as an ARC via NetGalley and I am voluntarily leaving this honest review.
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  • M. E. Gustafson
    January 1, 1970
    Family and friends are important to Winnie Montgomery, our protagonist. When asked at the last minute to host her cousin’s wedding in her Granny’s orchard, with the reception in her Cider Barn, she readily agrees creating the perfect ambiance. When the groom ends up murdered at the reception and her ex-boyfriend Hank, comes under suspicion, Winnie takes it upon herself to find the killer. Cozy mystery fans will enjoy this well-crafted cozy, situated in the small-town of Blossom Valley, nestled i Family and friends are important to Winnie Montgomery, our protagonist. When asked at the last minute to host her cousin’s wedding in her Granny’s orchard, with the reception in her Cider Barn, she readily agrees creating the perfect ambiance. When the groom ends up murdered at the reception and her ex-boyfriend Hank, comes under suspicion, Winnie takes it upon herself to find the killer. Cozy mystery fans will enjoy this well-crafted cozy, situated in the small-town of Blossom Valley, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of West Virginia. After reading the first book in this series, I waited anxiously for this one to be released. Just like the first, I was not disappointed! The descriptions of the scenery, the well-written plot with twists and turns, pulled me in and kept me turning the pages. Although I usually try to guess the killer, this one had me waffling back and forth between several suspects. Once again Julie Ann created an exciting cozy with the characters we love and a mystery to be enjoyed. I received this advanced copy as a gift from the author. The thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
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  • Jerri Cachero
    January 1, 1970
    A wedding reception is the scene of a crime that puts Winnie Mae in the middle of a murder that may be the end of her new cider shop. When her ex-boyfriend Hank is pegged as a suspect in the murder of the groom, Winnie Mae decides to help solve this mystery. Winnie Mae is a likable, determined character who has worked hard to establish her business. The mystery kept me reading and the ending was a surprise. The supporting characters of Dot, Granny & Delilah were fun and added to the mystery. I d A wedding reception is the scene of a crime that puts Winnie Mae in the middle of a murder that may be the end of her new cider shop. When her ex-boyfriend Hank is pegged as a suspect in the murder of the groom, Winnie Mae decides to help solve this mystery. Winnie Mae is a likable, determined character who has worked hard to establish her business. The mystery kept me reading and the ending was a surprise. The supporting characters of Dot, Granny & Delilah were fun and added to the mystery. I did get frustrated with Winnie for bringing others into to her investigation and putting them in danger while not turning over evidence to law enforcement. However. the mystery was enjoyable.I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and the opinions expressed are my own.
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