Friday, March 10, 2017

Kneaded to Death Review & Giveaway

Kneaded to Death. I requested to review this book because I liked the name. And the series name. Bread Shop Mystery. So cute and homey.

Anyways, Kneaded to Death is about a woman names Ivy Culpepper. She returned home after the tragic death of her mother. While there, she decided to take a breadmaking class, hoping to find inspiration for her photography blog. When one of the students in the class turns up poisoned, Ivy sets out to catch "whodunit."

The pros: The descriptions of the people and the scenes are so vivid you can almost see them. Ms. Archer has a wonderful gift for setting a scene. Also, the characters are extremely likeable. I had no problem curling up under a blanket and delving into their lives. It was quite enjoyable. As for the story, it definitely kept my interest until the end. Ms. Archer gives you clues as to who the killer is so you can figure it out, unlike some authors that keep an important detail or two hidden until the end when the protagonist reveals the killer. I don't like that. I feel cheated. I, however, didn't pick up on some of the clues so the murderer was a complete shock to me. Then, afterwards, I was all, "OH! So that's why..." or "That's what that meant!" lol!

The cons: Ivy's obsession with her high school sweetheart, Miguel, is a little schmaltzy and over the top at times. I believe that could've been toned down a bit. 

All in all, it's a really good book. It didn't take too long to read and was quite enjoyable. I can't wait for the next book in the series.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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