Friday, September 15, 2023

JustRead Tours Blog Tour: Clutter Free by Jackie Layton

Clutter Free JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Clutter Free by Jackie Layton, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

Clutter Free

Title: Clutter Free
Series: An Organized Crime Cozy Mystery #1
Jackie Layton
Publisher: Level Best Books
Release Date:
August 29, 2023
Clean Cozy Mystery

Returning to Fox Island where she grew up, Kate Sloan begins her career as a professional organizer. When a woman accuses Kate’s police chief brother of having an affair, Kate’s priority shifts from organizing to proving her brother’s innocence. Kate visits the woman, hoping for a confession. The woman won’t admit she lied, and to make the situation worse, the accuser is found dead the next day by Kate and her business partner. 

Kate has an eye for seeing what’s out of place, and she knows how to fix problems. Can she utilize her organizational skills to toss red herrings and focus on legitimate clues? Kate’s business is at risk as well as her brother’s career. The clock is ticking, and this could be the deadliest deadline of Kate’s life. She must discover the truth behind the victim’s vicious lies, but most of all, she needs to solve the murder before she becomes the next victim.

I really enjoy Mystery Novels, especially sweet Cozy ones. I also enjoy reading books from authors that I haven't had the chance to read their books yet. Clutter Free by Jackie Layton is Book 1 in the An Organized Crime Cozy Mystery series. I recently had the chance to read this book. 

Kate Sloan has returned to Fox Island, where she grew up, and started a Professional Organizing business, something she wants as a Career. Kate's Brother is the local Police Chief and things change directions for Kate when a woman accuses him of having an affair. Kate immediately shifts things to help her brother prove his innocence. The woman is found dead a day after Kate and her partner visit the woman to try to get her to confess that she fabricated the story. Kate is now more determined to prove her brother's innocence from an affair and will utilize her Organization skills, spotting things out of place and fixing them, to help her brother and also Kate. Her Brother's best buddy, Reid, is willing to help Kate solve the mystery and keep his friend's reputation in line. Kate realizes she must act fast as their careers are on the line and she also feels she could be the next victim. Will Kate solve the mystery of who murdered the Woman? Will Kate prove her Brother innocent? 

I started reading this book and could not stop reading until I came to THE END! Kate is a very determined woman and she really wants to help her brother. I LOVE that her career, Professional Organizer, helps her with sleuthing and helping to "fix the problem". Her Brother, Paul, is well-liked in the Community and she knows this accusation could ruin his career. Reid is a GREAT Character in the book and I saw a bit of "sparks" as Reid was also Kate's High School Crush. I am glad I read this on a day where I could read from start to finish as it truly is a WONDERFUL BOOK! I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves Mystery! 

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Jackie Layton

Jackie Layton is the author of cozy mysteries with Spunky Southern Sleuths. Her stories are set in Texas, Georgia, and South Carolina. She lives on the coast of South Carolina, where she enjoys walks on the beach and golf cart rides around the marsh. Reading, gardening, and traveling are some of her favorite hobbies. She always keeps a notebook handy to write down ideas for future stories. Be careful what you say around her because it might end up in a book.

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(1) winner will win a paperback copy of Clutter Free and Weeding Out Lies, a $10 Starbucks gift card, and a polka dot shopping bag!

(1) additional winner will win a paperback copy of Clutter Free!

Clutter Free JustRead Tours giveaway

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Sherida Stewart said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great review! I’m looking forward to reading this new cozy mystery. Jackie Layton is one of my favorite authors. I’ll remember your suggestion to have a free day so I can finish it in one sitting! Don’t you just love those “I-can’t-put-it-down” books? Blessings!

Jackie Layton said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Sherida, thanks for your kind words. Good luck in the giveaway!

Jackie Layton said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Kendra, I'm also the mother of sons, and it's so nice to meet you. Thanks for reading and reviewing Clutter Free. Your review made me squeal with excitement. Thanks!

Rita Wray said... Best Blogger Tips

Great review, thank you.

Carrie @ JustRead Tours said... Best Blogger Tips

so glad you enjoyed it! Jackie's books are great!

Shelly Peterson said... Best Blogger Tips

Sounds good. Nice cover.

Roxanne C. said... Best Blogger Tips

It sounds like I should use my organizing skills to free up enough time to read this book in its entirety. It will be a nice respite.

Jackie Layton said... Best Blogger Tips

@Roxanne C. Haha. I like the way you think, and I hope you enjoy Clutter Free! Thanks for commenting.

Jackie Layton said... Best Blogger Tips

@Shelly Peterson Thanks, Shelly!

Jackie Layton said... Best Blogger Tips

@Carrie @ JustRead Tours Thanks, Carrie!

Jackie Layton said... Best Blogger Tips

@Rita Wray Hi, Rita. Thanks for stopping by and reading the review. I hope you enjoy Clutter Free!

Antoinette M said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for the review. I'd love to read this cozy!

Jackie Layton said... Best Blogger Tips

@Antoinette M Hi, Antoinette! I hope you enjoy Clutter Free. Thanks for joining the fun.

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