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Book Review: One of the Girls by Lucy Clarke

One of the Girls by Lucy Clarke opens with six friends arriving in Greece to celebrate an upcoming wedding. Each one of the women have a secret, and one of them is determined to make sure the wedding doesn't happen. And, one of them ends up dead. Thank you to NetGalley, Penguin Group Putnam, and G.P. Putnam's Sons for a digital Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) of One of the Girls by Lucy Clarke. I was ecstatic to be selected to read this book in exchange for my honest review. Wow! I'm at a loss of what to say about One of the Girls because it was that fantastic. Fun. Engrossing. Well Written. Unputdownable. These are just a few words I'd use to describe this novel.  There were red herrings galore. With that being said, I had my suspicions that the "killer" was one of two people, and one of them ended up being the killer, so I was happy with my deduction. On the other hand, I couldn't figure out who the victim was going to be, and I was completely surprised b

Book Review: Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Murder (Hannah Swensen, #27) by Joanne Fluke

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With Easter fast approaching, Hannah Swensen is overwhelmed with all the catering orders coming into her bakery and all the dinner parties she's attending. To make matters worse, her sister, Andrea, gets into a fight with Mayor Bascomb, who is found murdered later that night. Will Hannah be able to clear Andrea as the prime suspect in Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Murder (Hannah Swensen, #27) by Joanne Fluke?

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Murder (Hannah Swensen, #27) by Joanne Fluke is the first book I've read by this particular author. I received the ebook for free from Goodreads.com in exchange for my honest review, and I was excited to give this series a try as I've heard good things about it.

Overall, I enjoyed the book and thought the concept was a great one. Of course, Andrea is going to be the prime suspect in the murder of the mayor since she was last seen fighting with him, but I knew that she wouldn't end up being the murderer. As the book progressed, there were a couple of clues that were dropped that made me suspect one particular character, and I was correct in who it was. There were a couple of other suspects, but I didn't really think that they committed the crime. And, I can't wait to try out some of the recipes within the book!

There are only a couple of complaints that I have. Since I haven't read any of the other books in the series, it was difficult for me to keep up with how people were related to each other. However, I don't think this would have been an issue if I had read the series in order. Another complaint I had was the number of new recipes that Hannah was making and was going to sell them without trying them. How many new types of cookies, cupcakes, pies, and cakes can there really be? And, why wouldn't she try them to make sure they tasted okay before selling them? Something that bothered me, but really isn't a complaint, is the way the conversations were written. They seemed a little repetitive. As a side note, when Hannah made the statement that the hot chocolate from the Keurig was just as good or better than homemade hot chocolate is, I was dumbfounded as I have to disagree with that statement.

I gave Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Murder (Hannah Swensen, #27) by Joanne Fluke four out of five stars, and I will give several of her other books in this series a chance. If you enjoyed this particular book, I'd recommend Cream Puff Killer (Lexy Baker, #13) by Leighann Dobbs.

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