Thursday, August 8, 2013

Devil's Food Cake

Devil's Food CakeFrom Goodreads:    Its been years since author Thom Mortenson has been back to Garrison, Colorado. As part of the committee who invited the bestselling writer to speak at the library fundraising benefit, Sadie Hoffmiller wants everything to be perfect right down to the homemade devils food cake she baked herself. Certainly, murder was not on the menu.

My Thoughts:

-    This was a fun and exciting mystery! This is probably my favorite so far. It was clever and thrilling to read. 

-    Another murder though? I'd like a different mystery. How about Sadie could visit a haunted house, catch a burglar, or anything else!

-    Sadie is a bit of a busy body who thinks she can do a better job than the police. I get that she is curious, but she goes beyond that! 

-    I don't like that the police are pretty useless. I like to have a bit more faith in my police officers! They know how to do things! 

-    I liked the thrilling parts of the story where Sadie was running or fighting for her life! I couldn't read fast enough. I wanted to know what happened next! Some parts of the book are a little slow, but it makes up for it with the action!

-    A lot happens in one night! Wow! I love that everything but the last couple chapters occur in one evening!

-    I liked how the last book had Breanna in it, and this one had Shawn in it. I like getting to know Sadie's children, and I like seeing the relationship Sadie has with her children. It is nice. 

-    I liked the new character, Eric, a lot! He was right there when Sadie needed him, and he stuck by her for the rest of the crazy events! I would totally dump Pete for him! Women like men that they can count on and will back them up!

-    These culinary mysteries make me hungry! I love that recipes are added in the book, and i really want to make everything! They sound SO yummy, and it makes me crave it! If there is one thing Kilpack can do, it is to work up an appetite in her readers! 

-    These are fun books, but I can see how I could get bored with them. For now, I'm still interested, so I'll continue to read. 

Previous Book in the Culinary Mystery series
(click on the cover to see my thoughts)



  1. Hmm, it seems like this series is basically just the same plot line being recycled, except with new characters. Nonetheless, this seems like such a fun book, and I'm really interested by the sound of these recipes! I can definitely see myself getting hungry after reading this one. :D

    Lovely review, Kami! <3

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

    1. Thank you very much! Ya, these books are fun, and I haven't tried any recipes, but I really want to. Maybe I'll post about it when I do try a recipe.

  2. Hmmm... I'm nervous to try these books... I think this is the one on my shelf waiting too.

    1. They are fun, and I would recommend at least reading the first one.