Sadie Hoffmiller has always liked things to be just so. A place for everything and everything in its place. Order over chaos. And of all things Sadie should be able to control, her own wedding is at the top of the list.
With the big day just three weeks away, Sadie is busily adding the final touches to her wedding plans but the arrival of a mysterious letter from San Francisco changes everything. The only person Sadie knows in San Francisco is her older sister, Wendy, whom she hasn’t seen since their mother’s funeral nearly fifteen years ago.
Sadie has faced off against murderers and criminals in recent years, yet the possibility of reconnecting with her sister is both overwhelming and frightening. Sadie soon discovers, however, that the letter is just the beginning when Wendy’s world turns out to be a place of unanswered questions, twisted truths, and more than one person with a motive for murder.
The more Sadie digs into her sister’s past, the more she places her own future at risk.
Josi S. Kilpack hated to read until her mother handed her a copy of The Witch of Blackbird Pond when she was 13. From that day forward, she read everything she could get her hands on and accredits her writing “education” to the many novels she has “studied” since then. She began writing her first novel in 1998 and never stopped. Her novel, Sheep’s Clothing won the Whitney Award 2007 for Mystery/Suspense. Lemon Tart, the first book in the Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery series was a finalist in 2009. Josi currently lives in Willard Utah with her husband, children and super-cute cat.
My review of Lemon Tart
My review of Baked Alaska
My review of Rocky Road
I have read a few of these culinary mysteries in this series, and this one is by far the best. It was predictable and it wasn't. Some moments I was right and others I was completely baffled. In a good way though. I love when you think you have the mystery solved or know all the answers and then it turns into something else, and maybe even something else again before coming together.
This book had all the things I look for in a mystery. Then you add in the recipes and OMG! Bonus!
I can't wait to try some. I have quite a few pages dog-eared.
Mystery lovers and even foodie lovers will both love this book, but I think everyone would enjoy it too.
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