Cait Pepper, owner of the Bening Estate vineyards, and navy SEAL Royal Tanner return to help friends who recently acquired a vineyard in Livermore, California. Sadie, an Amish girl, and her husband, Luke Sloane, are excited about their new adventure of owning their own vineyard until agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency knock on their door. When Luke bought the property, he neglected to check the previous owners’ background and didn’t know about their drug connections. Desperate to save her friends from danger and embarrassment, Cait is torn between helping the Sloanes or the actors in her Shakespeare Festival. Will Cait’s cop skills be enough to save the Sloanes from the drug dealer—and the DEA—while avoiding another tragedy that could put her Shakespeare Festival in peril?
rice is an accomplished writer who knows how to craft a story. This one — a cute, clever, and fast-paced cozy mystery — will keep you enthralled all the way through.
old in an informal and interesting voice, and filled with enchanting characters, an intriguing mystery, and plenty of fast-paced action, Vineyard Prey held my interest from the first page to the last.