Tuesday, May 28
Book Review: Cream Puff Murder
Author: Joanne Fluke
Summary: Bakery owner Hannah Swensen has a dress to fit into and a date with her sister, Andrea, at Lake Eden's new health club, Heavenly Bodies. Dragging herself out of bed on a frigid Minnesota morning for exercise, of all things, is bad enough. Discovering the body of man-eating bombshell Ronni Ward floating in the gym's jacuzzi? Okay, that's worse. Nor does it help that there's a plate of The Cookie Jar's very own cream puffs garnishing the murder scene.
Trying to narrow the list of Ronni's enemies down to fewer than half the town's female population, Hannah has her plate full. Trouble is, when it comes to cookies--and to murder--there's always room for one more...
My Rating: 7/10
What I liked/disliked about the book: I'm surprised just how much I enjoyed the book, it was definitely better than I thought it would be. It was corny, and it wasn't a spectacular read by any stretch, but the overall story was fun quirky at times, and made for a nice read. It was fairly predictable at times, and I think that characterization was one of my biggest irks of the book. They all seemed to stereotypical and cardboard, they needed a little more substance. The story itself was done well, it wasn't a thrilling read, but it was fun to watch the main character go into detective mode.
It was a fun mystery to solve, and I loved the recopies - although they did make me hungry throughout the book and I'd likely pick up another book from the series just for the fun of it.
Would I recommend it to read: It wasn't a fantastic read, but it was a quick, quirky read, so if you're looking for something like that, than the book is worth checking out, or any book from the series.
What to read next: I'd say read some of the other books from the series.
Challenges: 100 Books Challenge, 2013 Category Challenge, Mystery/Crime Challenge, New Author Challenge