Mar 01 2016

Blog Tour & Review: Kernel of Truth by Kristi Abbott

Posted by Jennifer in 4 Stars, Blog Tour, Cozy Mystery, Reviews / 1 Comment


Opening a gourmet popcorn shop was never on Rebecca Anderson’s bucket list. But after a failed marriage to a celebrity chef, she’s ready for her life to open up and expand. She has returned to her hometown of Grand Lake, Ohio, with her popcorn-loving poodle Sprocket to start a new business—naturally called POPS. As a delicious bonus, Cordelia “Coco” Bittles, a close family friend who has always been like a grandmother to Rebecca, owns the chocolate shop next door, and the two are thinking of combining their businesses.

But when Coco’s niece, Alice, discovers her on the floor of her chocolate shop, those dreams go up in smoke. The local sheriff thinks Coco was the victim of a robbery gone wrong, but Rebecca isn’t so sure. As suspects start popping up all over, Rebecca is determined to turn up the heat and bring the killer to justice in a jiffy!


About the Author:

kristiKernel of Truth is Kristi’s first book with Berkley Prime Crime. She has been obsessed with popcorn since first tasting the caramel cashew popcorn at Garrett’s in Chicago. If you’ve never had it, you might want to hop on a plane and go now. Seriously, it’s that good. 

Kristi lives in northern California, although she was born in Ohio like the heroine of Kernel of Truth. She loves snack food, crocheting, her kids, and her man, not necessarily in that order. 

Kristi also writes as both Eileen Rendahl and Eileen Carr. Click here to learn more about her other books.


Review of Kernel of Truth

Review (4 Stars):  This is a great start to a new series!!!  Rebecca is a smart, sassy heroine with a sweet tooth and I loved spending time with her and her furry sidekick, Sprocket.  This mystery was fun and engaging and I had a very difficult time discovering who the true killer was.  Loved the popcorn recipes that made my mouth water and I can’t wait to see what happens to Rebecca in the next book, Pop Goes The Murder.

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