Connie di Marco's Madness of Merrcury. This cover gave me a warm and cozy feeling and it was a very promising of a cozy mystery story but I found that this story was a much deeper and darker story then your run of the mill cozy mystery. This mystery was very well written and very well thought out.
"San Francisco astrologer Julia Bonatti's life is turned upside down when she becomes the target of the city's newest cult leader, Reverend Roy of the Prophet's Tabernacle. Driven out of her apartment in the midst of a disastrous Mercury retrograde period, she takes shelter with a client who's caring for two elderly aunts. One aunt appears stricken with dementia and the other has fallen under the spell of the Reverend Roy. To add to the confusion, a young man claiming to be a long lost nephew arrives. The longer he stays, the more dangerous things become. Is the young man truly a member of the family? Can astrology confirm that? Julia's not sure, but one thing she does know is that Mercury wasn't merely the messenger of the gods—he was a trickster and a liar as well."
While I loved the cover of this book I had hoped this would feel more like a paranormal cozy. It felt more like a thriller/mystery and in the end it did not leave me with that warm and cozy feeling I had hoped. Still a book I could not easily put down and one I think others will enjoy. This book is out June 8, 2016
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