death-by-latteBook Title: Death By Latte
Author: Linda Gerber
Number of Pages: 201
Publisher: Puffin (September 18, 2008)

Coffee can kill.

It was only a few weeks ago that Aphra Connolly’s life changed completely. She had been living a quiet existence on her father’s secluded island resort until Seth Mulo turned up and stole her heart–and provided information that led her to her mom in Seattle. But the reunion isn’t quite what she expected. Aphra’s mom, Natalie, doesn’t seem happy to see Aphra, and Natalie’s partner, Joe, insists that Aphra go home. Even worse, Seth shows up, only to ask her to return the ring he gave her a few weeks ago. At least Natalie’s hunky neighbor is sympathetic. But when Joe is found dead at a nearby coffee shop, Aphra discovers her whole trip to Seattle has been based on a lie. And now someone just might be trying to kill her….

I have not read the first Death By book, but Death By Coffee made pretty good sense on its’ own.

Aphra is off to Seattle to go find her mom, but her picture of the happy family reunion they would have doesn’t happen. Aphra’s mom, Natalie, is acting rather disconnected and not there, and she agrees when Joes tells her that she’s going right back home to her father. On top of that, Seth, a past time lover, I inferred (always wanted to say that!) that anyways, appears in Seattle, but not for Aphra rather for the ring he gave her. Seth’s not letting on why he needs the ring back. Joe ends up died nearby a coffee shop, and this trip is taking a dive into the deep end. Now Aphra, her mom, and Seth are on the run from the people who want the worst for them. Without a clue who these people may be, little knowledge, and unexpected events happening throughout the journey, they must find a way to figure it out soon before they end up like Joe..

Death By Coffee revolves around CIA agents and danger lurking in pretty much every corner. The pages filled with words forming suspense and mystery along with some sketchy actions that seemed a little stretched, but it all worked pretty good together.

Listening To: Candle (Sick And Tired) by The White Tie Affair
Thinkin’: almost done with all the May reviews!(: