If you’ve read a couple of my reviews already you probably know I’m a sucker for a great cover (especially if there’s a cat!) – and the same goes for a good pun. Seriously. Assaulted Caramel? How could I say no?!
What is Amanda Flower’s Assaulted Caramel about?
Bailey King is living the sweet life as assistant chocolatier at world-famous JP Chocolates in New York City. But just when Bailey’s up for a life-changing promotion, her grandmother calls with news that her grandfather’s heart condition has worsened. Bailey rushes to Harvest, Ohio, where her grandparents still run Swissmen Sweets, the Amish candy shop where she was first introduced to delicious fudge, truffles, and other assorted delights.
She finds her grandfather is doing better than she feared. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for a local Englisch developer, whom Bailey finds dead in the candy shop kitchen—with Jebediah King’s chocolate knife buried in his chest. Now the police are sweet on her grandfather as the prime suspect. Despite the sincere efforts of a yummy deputy with chocolate-brown eyes, Bailey takes it on herself to clear Jebediah. But as a cunning killer tries to fudge the truth, Bailey may be headed straight into a whole batch of trouble.
My review of Assaulted Caramel by Amanda Flower
Overall I thought this one was a sweet (ha!) read and a solid start to a new series. It had with some good twisty bits and a few quirky characters. I really enjoyed the small town vibes and the characters we met, and would definitely pick up the next book in the series to spend more time with them. I didn’t notice when I requested it on NetGalley that it is an Amish Mystery, and to be honest I wasn’t exactly sure what this would mean for the book or what to expect. In case you’re curious, I thought it read exactly like any other cosy mystery, but it was set in an Amish community, so a bunch of the characters were Amish (which is kind of obvious now I think about it, right?).
Are you a cosy mystery fan? And if so do you have a favourite book or series? Let me know in the comments!
Assaulted Caramel by Amanda Flower
Out now from Kensington Books.
Source: I received a free ebook copy from Kensington Books (via NetGalley).
Category: Cosy murder mystery (first in a new series).
Assaulted Caramel on Goodreads.
Find Amanda Flower online here.
Check out my review of Amanda Flower’s Dead-End Detective here.