I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.
The downside to first person present: it's way too easy for the author to spend an insane amount of time inside the MC's head. At least 40% of this book is internal dialogue.
The other 60% was just ok. Nothing exciting but nothing eye-rolling either. The murder mystery was crafted with good intent, but the actions of one of the characters was just too obvious.
The first book had me really interested in the MC and her family and friends but there's no development in this one and it left me feeling ambivalent. I doubt I'll make much of an effort to buy the third book.