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Book Review: Seeds of Deception by Sheila Connolly

Updated on September 9, 2020

Sometimes you just have to step back and ask yourself, “Why?”

The question here was why this installment of the Orchard Mysteries was written in the first place. This was really a waste of time.

Picking up a few hours following Meg and Seth’s wedding, the happy couple debate whether or not to go on a honeymoon and where they should go and for how long.

They settle on Monticello and after getting a phone call from her mother, the couple meet the parents for dinner and discover that someone hit her fathers car in the hotel parking lot.

Since they can’t do anything about it, they go home and leave the next morning while her parents figure out what they’re going to do.

Anyway, they start their drive south with boring conversation and when Meg calls her mother, she tells her that the body of their handyman, Enrique Gonzalez, was found in the backyard.

They cut their honeymoon short and head to Meg’s parents’ house in New Jersey.

For a majority of the book, most of the conversations revolve around Seth’s career and his past relationship with his father. If they’re not discussing his career, everyone is worried about breakfast, lunch, dinner and should they go out or stay in. This too becomes tedious.

In this installment, we also get to see how miserable the Corey family is and just how dysfunctional these characters are.

I get that an author can run out of ideas, but as in the previous installment, boxes play an important in solving the past.

The only true fact about this book is the title is deceptive and it did start off okay but it’s really all downhill after the Corey-Chapin dinner.

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