“If you like cosy mysteries, the Winemaker series is ideal for you. This latest instalment is no different. If anything, I liked it better than the previous ones because it shed more light on Benjamin Cooker as a person and on his family life. It was wonderful to meet his daughter Margaux, and even get to know his wife Elizabeth a bit better.
It’s not just the record-breaking heat wave that brings tension to the Bordeaux region. Margaux nearly getting killed in a car accident ruins vacation plans for Cooker and his wife and further instils fear and worry in them as it turns out that someone tinkered around with the car.
The pace of this short novel was perfect, as always. I loved the little interludes, such as Virgile buying an old car and him and Cooker staying at the seller’s birthday party until late. I only wished for more interaction between Margaux and Virgile because the chemistry between them was obvious, but not explored enough, I thought.
All in all, a delightful summer read.” —4-star Netgalley review