Monday, January 27, 2014

Blackberry Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen #17) by Joanne Fluke


It's been a sleepy summer for the folks of Lake Eden, Minnesota. In fact, it's been a whole four months since anyone in the Swensen family has come across a dead body—a detail that just made the front page of the local paper. And that means Hannah Swensen can finally focus on her bakery…or can she?

Life is never really quiet for Hannah. After all, her mother's wedding is a little over a month away and guess who Delores put in charge of the wedding plans? But just when Hannah believes her biggest question will be whether to use buttercream or fondant for the wedding cake, she accidentally hits a man with her cookie truck while driving down a winding country road. And not just any man, but Keith Branson, quarterback for the local high school some twenty years past. Hannah is wracked with guilt, until Doc Knight's autopsy reveals the victim was dead before Hannah even hit him, his shirt covered in stains that could come from one thing: Blackberry Pie. Now Hannah's on the trail of a pie baker with a penchant for murder. And it's going to take more than sugar and spice to catch this killer…

My Review: Blackberry Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen #17) by Joanne Fluke


This the first Hannah Swensen book that I have read. The characters are likable. The book makes you hungry for cookies and other deserts. Good group of friends and family. Fun smart pets. Mystery and suspense was good. Some good humor. Clean read.

What I did not like was I could not get lost in the story. Every chapter had a good recipe in it but it broke up the story.
I would rather have the recipe in the back so it did not interfere with the story and they would be easier to find if you wanted to make them.

Also I was not ready for the book to end. I was expecting more of a resolution to some of the problems. I don't know if all the books end like that because the next story just picks up or what.

I liked the jail scene with all the visitors Hannah received. Some of it made me laugh a lot.
Some of the scenes in the book were really sad because you know their are a lot of kids stuck in that kind of life.

The plot Hannah hit someone with her van and killed him. No one knows who or what he was doing their. So Hannah asks for help from her friends to figure out who he was.

There are a lot of good friends and family that rally around Hannah and help her to figure out the mystery. I know that Hannah has dated two of the guys and one wants to marry her but I don't how they are all good friends.

I would love to go back and read some of the other 16 Hannah Swensen novels to find out more about their past. I would also like to see how the problems that are not solved yet will work out in the future.

Hannah owns part of a cookie shop and everyday she is baking cookies and trying them out on her friends.

I was given this ebook to read for purpose of giving a honest review by Netgalley.

publication: February 25th 2014 by Kensington 368 pages ISBN 9780758280374

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