Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Review - Fortune Cookie by Josie Kilpack

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  Fortune Cookie
Fortune Cookie 
Sadie Hoffmiller has always liked things to be just so. A place for everything and everything in its place. Order over chaos. And of all things Sadie should be able to control, her own wedding is at the top of the list. With the big day just three weeks away, Sadie is busily adding the final touches to her wedding plans but the arrival of a mysterious letter from San Francisco changes everything. The only person Sadie knows in San Francisco is her older sister, Wendy, whom she hasn’t seen since their mother’s funeral nearly fifteen years ago. Sadie has faced off against murderers and criminals in recent years, yet the possibility of reconnecting with her sister is both overwhelming and frightening. Sadie soon discovers, however, that the letter is just the beginning when Wendy’s world turns out to be a place of unanswered questions, twisted truths, and more than one person with a motive for murder. The more Sadie digs into her sister’s past, the more she places her own future at risk.

Culinary Mysteries

Author Josi S. Kilpack
Josi S. Kilpack hated to read until her mother handed her a copy of The Witch of Blackbird Pond when she was 13. From that day forward, she read everything she could get her hands on and accredits her writing “education” to the many novels she has “studied” since then. She began writing her first novel in 1998 and never stopped. Her novel, Sheep’s Clothing won the Whitney Award 2007 for Mystery/Suspense. Lemon Tart, the first book in the Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery series was a finalist in 2009. Josi currently lives in Willard Utah with her husband, children and super-cute cat.

Jewelz Review~
Fortune Cookie, by Josie Kilpack is the latest addition to the Culinary Mystery series. I absolutely love a good mystery - and this series is super fun because of the great recipes that are sprinkled throughout the books. Yum!

Sadie Hoffmiller is only a few weeks away from her wedding when she is contacted by her nephew Ji - whom she didnt' even know existed - and informed that her estranged sister, Wendy, has died. Sadie & Pete decide to fly to San Francisco in order to help clear out the apartment and make funeral arrangements. The circumstances around Wendy's death are suspicious and while Sadie is hoping to learn a bit about her sister's life, she instead finds herself trying to piece together the mystery of her death.

This was a delightful mystery with a gaggle of memerable characters. All of the tenants in Wendy's building along with Ji's family, and everyone else we meet along the way add spice to the storyline. I loved that while we knew from the beginning that something wasn't quite right about Wendy's death, the mystery was very gradually unwound. The relationship between Sadie & Pete went through some ups and downs that balanced out the stoy so it wasn't solely focused on the mystery of Wendy's death.

If you like mysteries - this is a great series and Fortune Cookie is a wonderful addition.

FYI - clean read: no mature language or content.

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