A note: I was provided with a copy of this book by the author in exchange for my honest opinions.
Setting: The small Texas town of Seagrass, a charity golf outing
Characters: Ashley, a pastry chef; Patty, her business partner, and close friend; Ryan, Ashley’s former coworker, and current love interest.
Plot: While catering a charity golf outing for a nonprofit group researching a cure for cancer, Ashley learns that a prominent doctor has been found murdered. She’s stunned at the turn of events, and even more startled that the prime suspect is Ryan’s uncle – the last person anyone in town would believe capable of murder. She decides to try and learn more about what happened so that his name can be cleared – and the real killer caught.
Pacing: Brisk! This is a quick read.
Predictability: Medium. There are a good number of suspects, and that keeps readers guessing. I was fairly certain one character was the killer, but I was wrong!
Wild Card: The characters feel a little underdeveloped and the dialogue is awkward at times. But, Tarte Tatin Murder is an interesting cozy mystery and I did enjoy the story. I thought it was very cool that the author embedded links to recipes that are featured in the story – makes it easy for readers to click and find out how to make the dishes being discussed!
Hit, Miss, or Draw?: Draw. It’s a quick read that fans of cozy mysteries will likely enjoy.