Book 16: Latte Trouble by Cleo Coyle
Title: Latte Trouble (Coffeehouse Mysteries, No. 3)
Author: Cleo Coyle
Page Count: 256
When fashion icon Lottie Harmon introduces a new line of java-inspired jewelry, Clare Cosi thinks her life will be filled with fashion shows and runway models. When one of her patrons ends up dead on the floor and her barista ends up in jail for murder, Clare’s world is turned upside down. Can she discover the truth and get Tucker out of jail, or will she be stuck in jail forever?
This is the third book of the Coffeehouse series, and while I enjoyed reading this one, it didn’t hook me as much as the others had. Much of the novel feels more like a history lesson than a book. If you like learning things about New York City and fashion, this will undoubtedly be a great book. If not, though, you might feel a bit bogged down with details. Also, I knew who the murderer was after the first chapter, even before the person was killed.
Overall, it was a decent enough book when I needed something to read. There were surprising aspects of the book, and I found the end interesting, but the whodunnit part wasn’t surprising. I’ll still probably end up reading more in the series, because I like learning about the characters, but the books now longer enthrall me like they used to.