This southern girl would like to welcome Taylor Blake into the honorary southern girl’s society. Coming from Chicago, this type-A, head strong and uptight character makes a major transformation in the first installment of Mary Kennedy’s Dream Club Mystery, “Nightmares Can Be Murder.”
When Taylor goes on a short visit to her sister Ali’s old-fashioned candy story, Oldies by Goodies, and is introduced to The Dream Club, the story takes twists and turns like Red Vines licorice. Through weekly meetings, Taylor becomes close to the small Savannah town’s ladies and gets to hear their most intimate and outrageous dreams. When a murder is committed and the dreams start pointing to motives and then actual details of the murder, Taylor starts to question if she and Ali really knows the people around them.
Though dream interpretation, sweet treats and Taylor’s ever-evolving character, we get to go into the small-town full of secrets, business deals and politics. Be ready for a surprise ending and unexpected revelations sprinkled throughout.
This was such an enjoyable read. I have three children constantly interrupting me, but was still able to follow the storyline. That is how well written and easy to follow this story was. I am in love with Taylor as a character and can’t wait to start on the next Dream Club Mystery.