A Dash of Death review

This is the first book in the Catering & Cocktails Mysteries by Michelle Hillen Klump who’s a former investigative reporter herself just like her main character Samantha Warren. I definitely can appreciate when an author writes what they know about. And I’d never heard of drink bitters, so I learned a little something new by reading this. It’ll be interesting to see how the new catering and cocktails business goes in the next book.


My Goodreads review:

A Dash of DeathA Dash of Death by Michelle Hillen Klump
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a really different hobby, soon to be a job for a main character, at least that I’ve read. It seemed interesting, although I gotta admit I’m not really interested in drink mixing and tended to skip those details, but she definitely had a lucrative thing going for her. I enjoyed her two besties characters more than I did Samantha’s at first. Maybe she’ll grow on me more in the next book, but it just seemed weird to me that she’d go crying to her ex every time something went wrong. Now I just love David and really hope they’ll end up together. He’s got his head screwed on right, lol. I started liking Sam’s character a little more after a point in the book. I won’t give that away, but you’ll know when you read it!

I’d guessed who the killer was, but I wasn’t totally sure why. The showdown was pretty exciting and ended in injuries for Samantha, but I was proud of her for her bravery. There was some good news about a new business partnership at the end, and I was happy to see that maybe Samantha and David might get a chance together.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book provided by Crooked Lane via NetGalley, and my opinions are my own. This book releases February 8, 2022.

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