This is the third book in Sarah Graves’ Death by Chocolate series, which I’ve been enjoying since the first book. It’s genuinely wacky in some parts, think Lucy and Ethel in the twenty-first century with a lot of action. But the characters are good, and I enjoyed that Jake’s husband Wade played a bigger part in this book than I’d remembered him playing before. It seemed like he was always out working. He was good to have on a sleuthing mission, and he was all for Jake proving her innocence.
My Goodreads review:
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
From practically the beginning of the book, Jake and Ellie were pitched right into a lot of action and adventure. Some of it was pretty funny like the snake and the caterpillars that Jake somehow met up with. After finding the dead body of a hateful TV foodie in her basement, Jake was eyed as a suspect, since the whole town had heard and seen her arguing with him and threatening him. With Ellie’s help, Jake set about proving her innocence. Did she let a concussion or a bunch of scrapes stop her? Naaaaaa. Jake wasn’t real great about following instructions or rules when it came to proving something.
This was a real roller coaster ride of a mystery. I had an idea of who was behind it and possibly why, but it was fun to read and see how much was going to happen before they got caught. Jake really managed to get into some crazy scrapes this time, but she and Ellie always came out as winners.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, and my opinions are my own.