Second in the series about Goldilock's Catering. Goldy faces more problems with her catering service. People keep dying after attending her affairs!! Her abusive ex, aka "The Jerk" continues to make her life miserable, the hunky sheriff wants more than she's willing to give and she's still trying to make her catering business successful enough to pay the bills. And more delicious recipes!! A sure-fire winner.
I only bought this book because chocolate was in the title but was surprised when the suspense crept in. Plus all the action and her mention of what she was preparing while trying to solve murder in her head made me so hungry while reading this book. (She has recipes all through the book, total of 10!) The recipes are good, I tried them. The writing is quite good as well. I enjoyed this book and the bright, opinionated caterer.
A fun whodunit especially if you enjoy cooking/food.
In this perky mystery complete with toothsome hi-cal recipes, Davidson brings back Goldy Bear, the cherubic culinary sleuth with Shirley Temple curls. Fleeing her abusive ex-spouse, a physician she dubs "The Jerk," Goldy and her teenage son Arch find a snug third-floor refuge in the Aspen Meadow, Colo., mansion of quirky Gen. Bo Farquhar, a retired munitions and terrorist pro who breezily detonates bombs while gardening and bird-watching. As the general's live-in gourmet cook, Goldly still has time to run Goldilocks' Catering and juggle two suitors--attractive psychiatrist Philip Miller and comfortably chubby cop Tom Schultz. Philip's shocking death--he careens off a cliff in a BMW after munching her brunch--casts suspicion on Goldy.
Although it took me two tries before I could actually sit down & read & appreciate the story, it turned out to be a good story. I certainly wasn't expecting the twist at the end, and that could be due to my new interest in this genre & not having experience in reading in this genre. I certainly love the recipes that the book includes - the business of catering being the main character's livelihood. Don't read if you're hungry though...I snacked like crazy reading this book! LOL