Review of Knee Deep In Dough

Knee Deep In Dough

Cookies and Chance, Book #10

Catherine Bruns

5 Stars


From USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bruns comes a hilariously homicidal Cookies & Chance mystery!

For once, baker Sally Muccio’s life isn’t a recipe for disaster. She’s happy to be out celebrating her wedding anniversary… that is until she spies her friend Officer Brian Jenkins with a gorgeous blonde who is not his newlywed wife. The woman’s name is Kelsey Sherman, and it turns out she once dated Brian. Which doesn’t make Sal feel any better about the situation, but she decides to mind her own business and enjoy her evening.

Only before the night is over Kelsey is dead from a gunshot wound, and Brian is found standing over her body. To make matters worse, the bullet is confirmed to have come from his own gun. Brian swears he had nothing to do with the murder, and Sal believes him, even if the rest of the town’s convinced that he’s a total crumb. With nowhere else to turn, Brian asks for help to prove his innocence. But when the tables turn and someone tries to kill Sal as well, she might come out of this mess battered for life.

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Sally and Mike are celebrating their anniversary, with their friends Josie and Rob.  They end up at the bar where Sally and Mike first kissed.  While they are there, Sally sees Brian, a friend of theirs.  She also notices that he is not alone and he is not with his wife.  Before the night is over, the woman that Brian is with is found dead with a bullet that was shot from Brian’s gun.  That is not a good thing at all.  It looks as though Sally has to put her murder-solving cap back on.

The characters are well rounded and well developed.  Sally and her family and friends all get along well and you can tell they love each other a lot.  Her parents and her grandmother are very funny and bring a lot of humor to the story.  I never get tired of reading about Sally’s grandmother, she always makes me laugh.

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions took me on an intriguing ride throughout the book. The mystery was well plotted and it had numerous twists and turns that kept me guessing until the reveal at the end.

I would highly recommend this book, and series, to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  Grab a copy, get comfortable and enjoy!

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book and provided my honest review.

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