Saturday, September 9, 2017

Review: Death of a Cupcake Queen by: Lee Hollis

Title: Death of a Cupcake Queen
Author: Lee Hollis
Publisher: Kensington
Series: Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery #6
Pages: 315
Format: e-book
Source: Personal Purchase

Description:

As the food and cocktails columnist for the Island Times, Hayley Powell attends a lot of events—but this one will be murder…

On the eve of her high school reunion, Hayley dreads seeing the trio of mean girls who used to torment her: Sabrina Merryweather, Nykki Temple, and former prom queen Ivy Foster. These days Ivy wears a different crown as the cupcake queen—and flaunting her success is just the icing on the cake.

But maybe the prom queen should have been voted Most Likely to Die. At the reunion, Ivy is found murdered, cupcakes scattered around her. Is a killer out to teach the mean girls a lesson? As Hayley tries to get the scoop, she’ll have to be careful…or someone may be writing this columnist’s obituary next.

My Thoughts:

This book follows Hayley, Liddy, and Mona who are getting ready for their twentieth reunion.  Of course Mona in all her glory doesn't want to go at all.  She gets tricked into going by Gemma Hayley's daugter.  Which was hilarious to see.  Of course the trio really could do with out the mean girls Nykki, Ivy and Sabrina who have not been the nicest in school.  While Sabrina was a good friend to Hayley when they were young that all changed when high school hit.

When one of the mean girls is found dead in the kitchen at the reunion. Hayley wonders who would be angry enough with Ivy to kill her.  And what does this have to do with high school.  Hayley ends up digging real deep into history of the year after they graduated to an actors death and what really happened!  Will Hayley figure it out in time or is the reunion going to be the last thing Hayley remembers?

I love this series it's great to see what the girls are up to.  Who winds up dead and why?  Also in this book are fabulous cocktails and food recipes to try at home.  These books are definitely ones you can't put down even if you tried because you never know what you will miss!  My favorite go to mystery.

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