Tastes Like Murder

  • by Catherine Bruns
  • Narrated by Karen Rose Richter
  • 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Sally Muccio's had her crosses to bear: a cheating ex-boyfriend, crazy Italian parents, and an unfaithful husband, just to name a few. After her divorce, she returns to her hometown to start a novelty cookie shop whose specialties include original fortune cookies, served with a sprinkle of foreshadowing.
But there's no warning when her ex-husband's mistress drops dead on Sal's porch, and police confirm it's a homicide. Determined to stop her life from becoming a recipe for disaster, Sal takes matters into her own hands.
With two very different men vying for her affection, dead bodies piling up, and a reputation hanging by an apron string, Sal finds herself in a race against time to save both her business and life - before the last cookie crumbles.

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Winnie the Pooh could drink you under the table.

An enjoyable plot made irritating by one of the (unintentionally) silliest heroines this reader has encountered. So accident prone, the question has to be posed - does she suffer from some disability as yet unrecognised? - the lead protagonist Sally who, with her school (and best) friend Josie, has opened a cookie shop in her home town, is recently divorced. Ten years before she had broken with her one true love boyfriend because she caught him drunk in the arms of another girl. On the rebound, she was swept away by Colin, marrying him five years later only then to discover what an unfaithful hound he was. Dah!
When Sally's nemesis is found dead on the porch of her shop, Sally and Josie go into investigative action to find the culprit despite being warned by the delectable policeman to stay out of it and 'leave it to the police.' Do they need the warnings? Of course not, blundering through interviews and nosing about as the fortunes in the fortune cookies become ever more foolish.

So, a mystery and a romance, of a sort (at least there is a load of angst spilt by Sally). For this reader, the main mystery was what on earth any of the men in her town saw in her? But, hey, I'm only a woman.

Yes, I am being harsh. It was a fun listen made much better by the narrator, Karen Rose Richter, whose pleasant vocal ntonation carried the story well with good voicing changes for the individual protagonists. And my thanks go to the rights holder who gifted me a complimentary copy of the book, via Audiobook Boom.. Not my cup of tea, perhaps, but I am sure that readers with a fondness for romance mixed into their less than stringent murder mysteries might love it.
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- Norma Miles

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-09-2017
  • Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing