Today I'm reviewing Final Sentence by Daryl Wood Gerber.
Summary from GoodReads: In need of a change, Jenna Hart leaves the high-pressure world of advertising to help her aunt, Vera, open a culinary bookshop and café. Back with her family in Crystal Cove, California, Jenna seems to have all the right ingredients for a fresh start—until someone adds a dash of murder.
As a marketing expert, Jenna wants to make sure the grand opening of the Cookbook Nook draws a crowd, and no one is better at getting attention than her old college roommate, celebrity chef Desiree Divine. But when Desiree arrives in quiet Crystal Cove to do a cookbook signing, the diva stirs up more trouble than business…especially when she turns up dead.
Known for stealing husbands and burning bridges, Desiree left behind plenty of suspects—including Jenna. Though the celebrity’s life always appeared to be an open book, Jenna will have to read between the lines in order to clear her name, and catch a killer before another body is served cold.
Review after the jump!
Review: I was doing so much better on cozy books, with Lending a Paw and A Killer Plot, but then I picked up Final Sentence. Unlike some of the other cozies I’ve reviewed recently, that have a decent premise and a few well-developed characters, but the murder plot is not up to snuff, Final Sentence had the opposite problem. The murder plot would have been interesting enough to keep it afloat if the characters hadn’t been so darn annoying. Verdict: Avoid.