Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Review: Blackberry Pie Murder by: Joanne Fluke

Title: Blackberry Pie Murder
Author: Joanne Fluke
Publisher: Kensington
Pages: 368
Series: Hannah Swensen #17
Format: ebook ARC
Source: NetGalley


It's been a sleepy summer for the folks of Lake Eden, Minnesota. In fact, it's been a whole four months since anyone in the Swensen family has come across a dead body—a detail that just made the front page of the local paper. And that means Hannah Swensen can finally focus on her bakery…or can she?

Life is never really quiet for Hannah. After all, her mother's wedding is a little over a month away and guess who Delores put in charge of the wedding plans? But just when Hannah believes her biggest question will be whether to use buttercream or fondant for the wedding cake, she accidentally hits a man with her cookie truck while driving down a winding country road. And not just any man, but Keith Branson, quarterback for the local high school some twenty years past. Hannah is wracked with guilt, until Doc Knight's autopsy reveals the victim was dead before Hannah even hit him, his shirt covered in stains that could come from one thing: Blackberry Pie. Now Hannah's on the trail of a pie baker with a penchant for murder. And it's going to take more than sugar and spice to catch this killer…

My Thoughts: 

I got this book via NetGalley for a honest and fair review.  This book is a bit different then the other ones in the series this time Hannah is in a whole lot of trouble, and her friends are there to try to help her.  When Hannah hits a man during a raining thunderstorm, Hannah finds out how bad it really is.

This book also deals with people who aren't what they appear when a girl that runaway years ago returns home and Carly doesn't buy it's her sister too much inconsistencies.  Carly asks Hannah to get to the bottom of the situation.

Also mother is driving all the girls nuts with changing her wedding plans too frequently.  Every time they think they can get her decide one way she changes it again and again.  Also we have our love triangle that seems to be getting really stale.  Hannah needs a shake up in the romance department as this Mike/Hannah/Norman scenario is getting ridiculously old.
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