This is the fifth book in the Supper Club series by Ellery Adams. The series has become one of my favorites. I’m always anxious to see what my friends in Quincy’s Gap, VA are up to. I did jump ahead a little bit since I wanted to do a review for NetGalley but I since bought the book as well. I’m definitely going to read books 3 and 4 so I can feel caught up more to go on to the sixth.
The seventh book is releasing soon after quite a hiatus. Ellery Adams teamed up with author Rosemary Stevens for book 7 which will be “Pasta Mortem.”
My Goodreads review:
The Battered Body by Ellery Adams
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I really love this series and these wonderful friends who originally got together to lose weight but have become more than just sleuths. They’re true best friends that have each others’ backs no matter what.
In this book, James’ dad and a cooking teacher name Milla (Camilla) were getting married on Christmas Eve. Since Milla’s younger sister was a celebrity baker, she had agreed to make the cake and other items for the wedding. When Paulette was found with her cake batter all over her face, it appeared to be an accident but Lucy who was now a deputy, didn’t feel right with the accidental ruling so she and her supper club friends set out to do one of the things they did best together…investigate!
It seems like all of the friends had some sort of epiphany in this book that was really enjoyable to read about. What’s cool about this series is that it’s not just a mystery story. Each story is one that’s also about friendships. I’m not sure why I wanted to read this book out of order (it wasn’t a problem at all, I’m just particular that way). It didn’t ruin anything for me. There are a couple of fun surprises that happen to some of our favorites. I love that James now has a mom in his life again and that his dad is living grouchily happily ever after! I think I will go back and get caught up before reading the sixth book though.