I am actually regretting that I spent the time to read this book. In my defense, I have enjoyed the Hannah Swenson series up to about book 14, but the series has been going downhill since then. I had actually decided to quit reading the series after Red Velvet Cupcake Murder (Number 16), but I was perusing book lists and saw that a new one had come out last year and this one for this year. I decided to read them both. Blackberry Pie Murder was all right, and at least readable, but I wasn't really prepared for this one. In this book, the recipes and Hannah's so-called love life took over the entire book, and the murder was so secondary, I almost forgot who got murdered by halfway through. The writing is juvenile as well. I don't think we as readers need step-by-step instructions on how to text on a cell phone, but that is what we got. This book appeared to be written by a pre-teen author to my mind - not at all written in the way that I know Joanne Fluke can write. I'm sad to see this enjoyable series deteriorate so badly, and I will be giving up on the series for sure now.
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