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#FollowMe for Murder: A Trending Topic Mystery by Sarah E Burr #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @SarahEBurr


#FollowMe for Murder: A Trending Topic Mystery
by Sarah E Burr

About #FollowMe for Murder


#FollowMe for Murder: A Trending Topic Mystery
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Setting – In the fictional, seaside town of Central Shores, Delaware.
Level Best Books (February 15, 2022)
Print length ‏ : ‎ 300 pages
ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09MYP1GGM

Meet 28-year-old influencer and celebrity blogger Coco Cline, who has started her own social media consulting firm in her hometown of Central Shores, Delaware. Her new clients, Sean and Olivia Chen, are ten days away from the grand opening of their specialty consignment shop when Coco stumbles across their store clerk Stacy dead behind the register.

Worried that a cloud of suspicion will ruin their chances of a successful business launch, the Chens ask Coco to work alongside the inexperienced Central Shores police force to speed up the investigation. Using her celebrity status and social media savviness, Coco realizes Stacy’s seemingly ordinary life was all an act. Following a trail of cryptic online posts, confusing timelines, and muddied gossip, Coco and her friends discover Stacy’s questionable relationships just might be the reason for her untimely demise.

Murder is about to go viral in #FollowMe for Murder, a Trending Topic Mystery.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

Coco Cline has been a blogger and Instagram influencer for quite a while. She is now adding social media consultant to her resume. Her first clients are opening a consignment store and want their grand opening to be a rousing success. They are banking on Coco to boost their online presence. Sean and Olivia Chen have also hired a clerk to help them get everything set up and to help them man the store after it opens.

Coco has done a lot of work for the couple and when she arrives at the store for yet another meeting her clients are running late. She lets herself in with a key they provided and finds Stacy, their clerk dead on the floor. The Chens seem to be more worried about how the murder will affect their grand opening than they are about their dead employee. They ask Coco to work with the police to get the store cleared as quickly as possible so they will be ready to open as planned.

The Central Shores police have never really handled a crime like this and call in county reinforcements but they don’t seem to have much of a clue either. This leads Coco to use all her assets to investigate the murder herself. It isn’t long before she learns Stacy has some interesting relationships that just may have led to her death. Now Coco just needs to follow the clues to nab the culprit that made murder go viral in quiet Central Shores.


I love Coco Cline. She is an internet maven and can dig through social media threads to get the information she needs to track down a killer and the truth about the victim. It is amazing what she can find but she needs to use her keen intellect to put all the clues together. She is very relatable, professional, and understanding, so much so it could get her in trouble. She is like a breath of fresh air in the cozy world.

The author has also surrounded Coco with a great supporting cast. Charlotte and Jasper are true friends that have her back. They have their flaws but felt true to life. I am a little concerned about Coco’s boyfriend, Hudson though. The romance was the only part of this story that really didn’t work for me. I hope there is more to Hudson under the surface or Coco moves on.

The author has taken on a fresh theme. Police use the internet to solve crimes but these officers and staff have nowhere near the knowledge and capability of Coco. She does try to share everything she can with the cops but are they really following through.

Ms. Burr has plotted out a very convincing mystery with plenty of twists and turns to keep us readers on our toes. The story was well-paced leading up to a very exciting reveal. I made the mistake of starting this book late one night and only made it through about 20% when I had to put it down. I was excited to get back to it the next evening and I never left my seat until I read the last word.  The reveal and ending were fabulous and surprising.

I found #FollowMe for Murder to be a very entertaining read and a nice debut for this series. With so many people glued to their phones and social media accounts, this series is so timely. Even though I really enjoyed this book I may not be the perfect demographic for it. I think millennials will love it and maybe it will be their introduction to cozy mysteries and I am all for that!

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About Sarah E. Burr

Sarah E. Burr lives near New York City. Hailing from the small town of Appleton, Maine, she has been dreaming of being Nancy Drew since she was a little girl. Since Sarah wasn’t stumbling across any crime scenes in corporate America, she left her career in healthcare technology to write mysteries of her own.

Her novel #FollowMe for Murder, first in the Trending Topic Mysteries, shines the spotlight on a social media PR expert after she discovers a dead body in her clients’ store, forcing her to untangle a web of secrets in her small, beach-side town.

Sarah is also the author of the Court of Mystery series and the Glenmyre Whim Mysteries. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, currently serving as the New York Tri-State Chapter’s social media guru. When she’s not spinning up new stories, Sarah is off seeing Broadway musicals, reading up a storm, video gaming, and enjoying walks with her dog, Eevee.

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You Can’t Candle the Truth (Glenmyre Whim Mysteries) by Sarah E. Burr #CharacterGuestPost / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @SarahEBurr


You Can’t Candle the Truth (Glenmyre Whim Mysteries)
by Sarah E. Burr

About You Can’t Candle the Truth


You Can’t Candle the Truth (Glenmyre Whim Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Independently Published (November 16, 2021)
Digital Number of Pages: 267 pages
ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09DDBVSRD

Candlemaker Hazel Wickbury has a secret. She knows when someone is going to die.

Welcome to Crucible, a small town with a storied history. Founded by five prestigious families, Crucible has been tucked away in upstate New York for centuries under the protection of a shield enchantment cast by Jedidiah Glenmyre, Hazel’s revered ancestor. The enchanted barrier is meant to protect Crucible from anything bad ever happening to the town. No crime, no awful weather, no natural disasters…a haven from the greater world.

Until the heir to a billion-dollar company is found dead in his home. With the help of her uncanny power, known as a “whim,” Hazel realizes foul play is involved. But more than being concerned about a murderer running loose and Jedidiah Glenmyre’s protection shield deteriorating, Hazel and her aunt Poppy are worried the town’s kindhearted art teacher will be charged with the sinister crime.

Hazel and Poppy team up with an internationally acclaimed mystery author visiting Crucible to figure out who had it in for the victim. Their fledgling investigation has them questioning if long-time friends have turned into foes and whether blood is really thicker than water.

Determined to prove her friend innocent, Hazel is ready to shine a light on the real killer…if they don’t snuff her out first.

I am so happy to welcomr Hazel to Escape With Dollycas today!!

Character Guest Post: Hazel Wickbury

Thank you so much for having me here today. For those of you who don’t know me, as I am brand new to the cozy mystery scene, my name is Hazel Wickbury. I’m a candlemaker, and I own a candle shop in my hometown of Crucible, New York.

I got into candle making several years ago after my mom passed away. Watching the wax melt and slowly stirring the mixture was oddly therapeutic, and it helped me deal with the trauma of her death. Losing your mom at a young age (I was 23) is really hard. Losing your mom and having a special power awaken within you is even harder. You see, my mom’s family, the Glenmyres, are an interesting bunch. People—more specifically, my aunt Poppy—toss around the term witchcraft when talking about the Glenmyres. Maybe the Glenmyres of old were witches, but I am certainly not. If I were a witch, I would magic away this morbid ability I have.

I can see when someone is going to die.

This power, what my family calls a ‘whim,’ awakened after my mom’s death right there in the hospital. It was overwhelming, seeing glaring, glowing digital clocks counting down above the heads of everyone around me. It nearly drove me over the edge, but luckily Poppy and my Great-Aunt Ruthie were there to help me deal with this new power. Ruthie even designed special glasses for me to wear, hiding the “lifeclocks” so that I could live somewhat of a normal life.

I often wonder why I have this strange whim. I’m a little bitter about the hand fate dealt me. The Glenmyres have had so many exciting and helpful whims over the centuries. Every day, I wish mine was different. I wish I had Poppy’s whim. When she looks at a person, she can see a colorful aura around them, revealing their true emotions. At a glance, she can tell when someone is down and needs a shoulder to cry on or when they’re bursting at the seams with happy news. She can even tell when someone is lying.

My mom had an amazing whim when she was alive. She could touch the cover of a book and learn everything within its pages in an instant. She was so brilliant, able to recall these details at the drop of a hat.

The list of cool whims doesn’t stop there. According to the Glenmyre Opus, the ancient record of our family’s history, we’ve had relatives who could speak with animals, predict the weather, be able to see through solid surfaces, understand any language, and hear people’s thoughts, to name a few. I certainly feel like I drew the short straw when it comes to useful and fun powers. I’ve spent most of my adult life trying to forget my whim, but then my glasses slip down my nose, and I am rudely reminded. It happens a lot while I’m working in my candle shop, A Wick in Time. I catch a glance of a customer’s lifeclock, and it feels like the wind has been knocked out of me. It makes it difficult to get close to people, too. Knowing when strangers are going to meet their maker is one thing, but knowing when a friend will die… I’ve avoided such awful encounters so far. That’s because I keep people at a distance, but even I know I can’t close myself off forever.

Luckily, my aunt Poppy is there to lend me her support. Since she is a Glenmyre, my whim doesn’t work on her. I can be around her without any fear. She’s the one who has convinced me to conduct our own murder investigation, and while that might not sound like a whole lot of fun, it certainly has forced me to lower my barriers and be more involved with my charming community.

About Sarah E. Burr

Sarah E. Burr lives near New York City. Hailing from the small town of Appleton, Maine, she has been dreaming of being Nancy Drew since she was a little girl. Since she wasn’t stumbling across any crime scenes in corporate America, Sarah left her career in healthcare technology to write mysteries of her own.

You Can’t Candle the Truth is Sarah’s first foray into the paranormal cozy genre, and there’s even more murder and mystery in the works for Sarah. #FOLLOWME FOR MURDER, first in the TRENDING TOPIC MYSTERIES, shines the spotlight on a social media PR expert after she discovers a dead body in her clients’ store, forcing her to untangle a web of secrets in her small, beachside town. This title is expected in February 2022 by Level Best Books. Sarah is also the author of the Court of Mystery series, where murder is always a royal affair for her heroine, Duchess Jacqueline.

Sarah attended Elmira College and graduated with degrees in Political Science and Philosophy & Religious Studies. She loves to weave these themes into her writing. When she’s not spinning up new stories, Sarah is off seeing Broadway musicals, reading up a storm, video gaming, and enjoying walks with her dog, Eevee. She is represented by Blue Ridge Literary Agency.

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Trending Topic #Murder (Trending Topic Mystery Series) by Sarah E. Burr #Spotlight


Trending Topic #Murder (Trending Topic Mystery Series)
by Sarah E. Burr

About Trending Topic #Murder


Trending Topic #Murder (Trending Topic Mystery Series)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Publisher: Camel Press (September 8, 2020)
Paperback: 218 pages
ISBN-10: 1603816305
ISBN-13: 978-1603816304
Digital ASIN: B08DH78VXM

Meet 28-year-old celebrity blogger Coco Cline, who has started her own social media consulting company in her hometown of Central Shores, Delaware. Her new clients, Peter and Olivia Chen, are ten days away from the grand opening of their specialty consignment shop when Coco finds their store clerk Stacy dead behind the register.

 

Worried that a cloud of suspicion will ruin their chances of a successful business launch, the Chens ask Coco to work alongside the inexperienced, small-town police force to speed up the investigation. Using her celebrity status and social media savviness, Coco realizes Stacy’s seemingly ordinary life was all an act. Following a trail of cryptic online posts and muddied gossip, Coco and her friends discover Stacy’s questionable relationships just might be the reason for her untimely demise.

 

About Sarah E. Burr

Sarah E. Burr grew up in the small town of Appleton, Maine and now lives outside New York City. Since she was seven, Sarah has wanted to be Nancy Drew, but she wasn’t stumbling across any mysteries in corporate America. Deciding it was time to follow her dreams, Sarah left her career in healthcare information technology three years ago and started writing mysteries of her own. The Trending Topic Mysteries is her first traditionally published series. Sarah also writes the Court of Mystery series.

Sarah attended Elmira College and graduated with degrees in Political Science and Philosophy & Religious Studies. She loves to weave these themes into her writing. When she’s not spinning up new stories, Ms. Burr is off seeing Broadway musicals, reading up a storm, video gaming, and enjoying walks around the city.

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