It was supposed to be a girls’ weekend in scenic St. George, Utah that would include shopping, trying out the local cuisine, and participating in a breast cancer fundraiser. The fact that one of the organizers of the fundraising event, a local doctor, disappeared two months ago was not supposed to be Sadie’s problem. In fact, she refuses to participate in the grassroots investigation her friend Caro, and Caro’s cousin, Tess, have put together prior to her arrival. But then she meets the ex-wife of the missing doctor. How could she not ask a few questions . . . that lead to a few more questions . . . that lead to a small town and yet even more questions. Before she knows it, Sadie is in the middle of yet another murder investigation and trying to piece together a convoluted trail of good intentions, hidden motivations, and philanthropy turned big business.
Sadie needs a quiet girls' weekend after the craziness of her Alaskan cruise. So she's headed to sunny St. George, Utah for some quiet time with her friend Caro before her wedding to Pete in only 5 weeks. But Caro has other ideas, she's been talking with her cousin, Tess, and the two have decided that the three women not only need to spend time shopping, eating yummy food, and walking in a breast cancer fundraiser, they also need to solve the disappearance of Tess' doctor, Dr. Trenton Hendricks. He went out for a hike one day and he never returned. The doctor is presumed dead and his family is about to hold a memorial service. Sadie initially refuses to have anything to do with it and even talks Caro into turning the evidence that she and Tess already found into the police. Sadie knows that it's the right thing to do, but Tess has other ideas. She's already set up a way to talk to the man's ex-wife all while helping to innocently set up for the luncheon to be held after the memorial service. When Sadie ends up helping the woman, Lori, in the kitchen, and they are by themselves, Lori opens up about her life with Dr. Hendricks, and Sadie has more questions than ever before. And when Sadie has questions, you can't keep her from finding the answers to them. But will Sadie find the answers before someone gets hurt?
This was a great book! I really loved Sadie in this book, I loved how during her adventures, she's learned to be a little less impulsive and to stop and think for a minute. I love that she has learned to try to stay out of the way of the police and that sometimes they have answers when she doesn't yet. She has learned these things, but she is still Sadie, so she's going to always get herself and her friends into a little bit of trouble! I really enjoy the recipes that are in these books, this one included one for Maddox rolls and Raspberry butter, which I've already tried, but all the recipes sound amazing, and there are tons to try. I liked the plot of the book, I like that the story moves right along, there wasn't any place that I thought the story was slow, and the ending, wow! I was surprised with who ended up doing it! Thanks to Josi Kilpack for a great series, with tons of surprises and awesome food included!
I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Author Josi S. Kilpack
Josi S. Kilpack grew up hating to read until she was thirteen and her mother handed her a
copy of The Witch of Blackbird Pond. From that day forward, she read everything she could get her hands on and credits her writing “education” to the many novels she has “studied” since then. She began her first novel in 1998 and hasn’t stopped since. Her seventh novel, Sheep’s Clothing, won the 2007 Whitney Award for Mystery/Suspense, and Lemon Tart, her ninth novel, was a 2009 Whitney Award Finalist. Josi was the Best in State winner in literature for 2012 and currently has two books (Banana Split and Tres Leches Cupcakes) as finalists in the 2012 Whitney awards. Josi currently lives in Willard, Utah, with her family.
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