Friday, January 26, 2018

Review: Raspberry Danish Murder by: Joanne Fluke

Title: Raspberry Danish Murder
Author; Joanne Fluke
Publisher: Kensington
Series: Hannah Swenson #22
Pages: 304
Format: e-book ARC
Source: NetGalley


Thanksgiving has a way of thawing the frostiest hearts in Lake Eden. But that won’t be happening for newlywed Hannah Swensen Barton—not after her husband suddenly disappears . . .

Hannah has felt as bitter as November in Minnesota since Ross vanished without a trace and left their marriage in limbo. Still, she throws herself into a baking frenzy for the sake of pumpkin pie and Thanksgiving-themed treats while endless holiday orders pour into The Cookie Jar. Hannah even introduces a raspberry Danish pastry to the menu, and P.K., her husband’s assistant at KCOW-TV, will be one of the first to sample it. But instead of taking a bite, P.K., who is driving Ross’s car and using his desk at work, is murdered. Was someone plotting against P.K. all along or did Ross dodge a deadly dose of sweet revenge? Hannah will have to quickly sift through a cornucopia of clues and suspects to stop a killer from bringing another murder to the table . . .

My Thoughts:

In this book we follow Hannah Swenson as she attempts to go through her days without her husband Ross who has taken off and Hannah wonders everyday if it was something she did.  When P.K. winds up dead in Ross's car after eating tainting candy.  Who killed P.K. and why?  Also where is Ross is he gone for good? 

This book had so much weirdness to it.  First of all it didn't read like a normal Hannah book I felt like the author was using names too much when talking directly to one person about one person sure say their name once but repitive was crazy.  Then there was the annalogy's with the pears, oranges etc.  She kept dreaming about fruit and screwing up her marriage.  Of course the conclusion was so much worse. 

Otherwise it was good book not great but good I'd rather read about Norman and Mike angle than read about Ross disappearing which only got creepier as it continued and found myself wondering if she mad a colossal mistake in her marriage.  I can only hope with time Hannah can get all the answers she deserves without loosing her mind in the process!
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