Sunday, February 12, 2017

ARC reviews: Banana Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke


Kindle Edition
Expected publication: February 28th 2017 by Kensington

A romantic seven-day cruise is the perfect start to bakery owner Hannah Swensen’s marriage. However, with a murder mystery heating up in Lake Eden, Minnesota, it seems the newlywed’s homecoming won’t be as sweet as she anticipated . . . 

After an extravagant honeymoon, Hannah’s eager to settle down in Lake Eden and turn domestic daydreams into reality. But when her mother’s neighbor is discovered murdered in the condo downstairs, reality becomes a nightmarish investigation. Victoria Bascomb, once a renowned stage actress, was active in the theater community during her brief appearance in town . . . and made throngs of enemies along the way. Did a random intruder murder the woman as police claim, or was a deadlier scheme at play? As Hannah peels through countless suspects and some new troubles of her own, solving this crime—and living to tell about it—might prove trickier than mixing up the ultimate banana cream pie . . .

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I really liked this book, but I still wouldn't give it 5 stars. It was great, but not huge hit for me. However, when I can, I will read more from this series.

This is a stand-alone story, But I feel I should've read the others in the series before. Only to help with small details-thing characters bring up regarding previous stores. Like how everyone knows Hannah is investing the murder separate from the police.
I loved having recipes in the book!!
I don't like the relationship between Ross and Hannah, and by the end, I had every reason to feel the way I did.
The "storytime" with Lisa at the Cookie Jar, that was just weird.
And how does Hannah make any money at that place?! It seems like they were giving away food all the time!

*I received my copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 

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