Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Sugar Cookie Murder - Joanne Fluke
Well this book is more of a novella than a full lenght book. It looks like a regular paperback but half of it is recipes.
I was looking forward to it because I love stories set during the Christmas season however this book was a disappointment.
The story is set in December when the whole town is getting ready to celebrate Christmas with a potluck dinner. The latest gossip going around is that Martin Dubinsky will bring his new wife, a Las Vegas show girl, to the event much to the unhappiness of his mother and ex-wife. As everyone is attending the dinner at the Lake Eden’s Community Centre Hannah discovers the body of the newest Dubinsky wife dead in the parking lot.
This doesn’t sound so bad but the truth is that the mystery was a bit rushed and without interest. We soon discover that there was more to the victim than it seemed initially but the truth is that none of that is used and the final solution seemed just like the easiest solution for a happy ending. Even with just a novella, which I didn't know it was when I bought it, I would have prefered a true mystery.
Also Mike’s attitude toward Hannah and the tension between the love triangle is getting a bit dated. It was fun in the beginning but not anymore.
On the bright side I really like this cover, it’s so christmasy!