Put Out To Pasture – ARC Book Review

Put Out to Pasture: An Organic Cozy Mystery (Farm to Table Mysteries Book 2) by [Amanda Flower]

Title:- Put Out To Pasture

Author:- Amanda Flower

No. of pages:- 320 pages

Date published:- will be published on 22nd February 2022

Publisher:- Poisoned Pen Press

Genre:- Cozy Mysteries


There’s fowl play afoot on the farm

Shiloh Bellamy has saved her family’s farm from financial ruin—but now what? She’s barely scraping by on the farm’s new organic business model and the fall festival she organized to drum up business comes to a screeching halt when the body of a prominent townswoman is discovered underneath a scarecrow in a nearby field. Worst of all, the evidence points to Shiloh’s childhood best friend, Kristy, as the prime suspect.

Between cooking up delicious treats made with her farm’s produce, convincing her cantankerous father to let her do things her own way, and dealing with a newcomer in town who could be serious competition for her customers, Shiloh doesn’t have time to wade into a murder investigation. But with a killer on the loose and suspicious activity circling closer and closer to Shiloh and the people she loves, she realizes there’s nothing to do but roll up her sleeves and get down to the dirty work of finding the killer and clearing Kristy’s name once and for all.

This book is perfect for cozy mystery readers and fans of Kate Carlisle, Denise Swanson, and Bree Baker!

This is the second book of the Farm to Table Mysteries series although this is the first time I am reading this series.

Shiloh Belamy is starting up her organic business farm when at a nearby field, a body of a woman is discovered. And the main suspect was her childhood friend Kristy who was last seen arguing with the woman. Shiloh sets to investigate the case–what with the killer on loose. She then finds a disturbing news about the dead woman’s past and is concerned that someone from the woman’s past had killed her and is living in the small town.

Despite the fact that I haven’t read the first book, I actually enjoyed this cozy thriller! Besides reading about the “murder”, I enjoyed reading about the life in the farm, making me feel like I was in the farm, the delicious meals prepared by Shiloh and of course the community in the small knitted town that made me feel like I was a part of the story as well! The author’s writing was good and did a good job of drawing the reader into the story. I do like the community setting in the story and I was actually curious a little bit about Shiloh’s past. I actually got interested with the part about Minnie (the woman who was murdered) reading about her scandalous past.

Overall I actually enjoyed reading the book–this was fast paced, interesting and quite a good cozy thriller and some parts about the food will make you hungry! Worth five stars!

Thank you Netgalley and Poisoned Pen Press for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

Amanda Flower is a USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award-winning author of over thirty-five mystery novels. Her novels have received starred reviews from Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and Romantic Times, and she had been featured in USA Today, First for Women, and Woman’s World. She currently writes for Penguin-Random House (Berkley), Kensington, Hallmark Publishing, Crooked Lane Books, and Sourcebooks. In addition to being a writer, she was a librarian for fifteen years. Today, Flower and her husband own a farm and recording studio, and they live in Northeast Ohio with their two adorable cats.

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