Sadie Hoffmiller has always liked things to be just so. A place for everything and everything in its place. Order over chaos. And of all things Sadie should be able to control, her own wedding is at the top of the list.
With the big day just three weeks away, Sadie is busily adding the final touches to her wedding plans but the arrival of a mysterious letter from San Francisco changes everything. The only person Sadie knows in San Francisco is her older sister, Wendy, whom she hasn’t seen since their mother’s funeral nearly fifteen years ago.
Sadie has faced off against murderers and criminals in recent years, yet the possibility of reconnecting with her sister is both overwhelming and frightening. Sadie soon discovers, however, that the letter is just the beginning when Wendy’s world turns out to be a place of unanswered questions, twisted truths, and more than one person with a motive for murder.
The more Sadie digs into her sister’s past, the more she places her own future at risk.
My Review: It's just a few weeks before Sadie and Pete's wedding and Sadie is doing last minute things to get ready. But wedding details take a backseat when Sadie gets a letter from a nephew she's never met telling her that her estranged sister, Wendy, has been murdered in her posh apartment in San Francisco. Sadie is not sure what to do, on the one hand she'd like to meet her nephew and help him through what would have to be a rough time, but on the other hand it's not the best timing for her and her sister was never kind to her. But when Pete offers to go with Sadie to San Francisco and help out with cleaning out Wendy's apartment and maybe a bit of investigating and site seeing on the side, Sadie feels it's the right choice to go. How much trouble can she get in with Pete right there anyway?
I was way excited to read the newest of the Sadie mysteries, she is one of my very favorite characters. I'm sad that there's only going to be one more book, but glad that I can revisit Sadie anytime I want by reading her adventures again. I was not disappointed in any way with this book. Sadie is her normal nosy self, always in trouble. Pete is her fiancee and voice of reason. San Francisco sounds like a great place to spend some time. And there are several recipes I'd like to try from this book. I liked that there was a bit of conflict coming from Pete in this book, it brought a different depth to the story. I also liked that I had no idea who the killer was in this book. I can't wait for the last book to see what will happen to Sadie and Pete!
I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Author Josi S. Kilpack
Josi S. Kilpack hated to read until her mother handed her a copy of The Witch of Blackbird Pond when she was 13. From that day forward, she read everything she could get her hands on and accredits her writing “education” to the many novels she has “studied” since then. She began writing her first novel in 1998 and never stopped. Her novel, Sheep’s Clothing won the Whitney Award 2007 for Mystery/Suspense. Lemon Tart, the first book in the Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery series was a finalist in 2009. Josi currently lives in Willard Utah with her husband, children and super-cute cat.
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