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Final Sentence (Cookbook Nook, Bk 1)
Final Sentence - Cookbook Nook, Bk 1
Author: Daryl Wood Gerber
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n need of a change, Jenna Hart leaves the high-pressure world of advertising to help her aunt, Vera, open a culinary bookshop and café. Back with her family in Crystal Cove, California, Jenna seems to have all the right ingredients for a fresh start -- until someone adds a dash of murder.

As a marketing expert, Jenna wants to make sure the grand opening of the Cookbook Nook draws a crowd, and no one is better at getting attention than her old college roommate, celebrity chef Desiree Divine. But when Desiree arrives in quiet Crystal Cove to do a cookbook signing, the diva stirs up more trouble than business…especially when she turns up dead.

Known for stealing husbands and burning bridges, Desiree left behind plenty of suspects -- including Jenna. Though the celebrity’s life always appeared to be an open book, Jenna will have to read between the lines in order to clear her name, and catch a killer before another body is served cold.
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PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425258040
ISBN-10: 0425258041
Publication Date: 7/2/2013
Pages: 304
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 51 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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CacaoBear avatar reviewed Final Sentence (Cookbook Nook, Bk 1) on + 73 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I wanted to like this book. I really did. Unfortunately, this was 274 pages of mix-n-match cozy cliches.

First, the author had a tough time narrowing down the focus for her new series. Cooking cozies! They sell, right? But .. several other cozy authors are going the bookstore route. Maybe that's it. But paranormal cozies are all the rage right now .... You get the picture.

With all these different "hooks" the book was a bit disjointed.

Add to that, a paranoid heroine who could win a gold medal if leaping to conclusions were an Olympic event, and a cast of supporting characters that were almost schizophrenic in their desire to see the lead character investigate-be safe-investigate-be safe ... it was enough to give me whiplash.

I don't think there was an honest, believable emotional response in the whole book. And I'd love to meet the police chief who let her/his mother steer the direction of a murder investigation with her hysterical, hateful rumor-mongering and gossiping.
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