Sally Muccio’s had her crosses to bear: a cheating ex-boyfriend, crazy Italian parents, and an unfaithful husband, just to name a few. After her divorce, she returns to her hometown to start a novelty cookie shop whose specialties include original fortune cookies, served with a sprinkle of foreshadowing. But there’s no warning when her ex-husband’s mistress drops dead on Sal's porch, and police confirm it’s a homicide. Determined to stop her life from becoming a recipe for disaster, Sal takes matters into her own hands. With two very different men vying for her affection, dead bodies piling up, and a reputation
hanging by an apron string, Sal finds herself in a race against time to save both her business and life—before the last cookie crumbles.
I love a good mystery and this one fit the bill perfectly. There was plenty of suspense and lots of romance with our lucky leading lady having the dilemma of choosing between two gorgeous men. There was also a little bit of humour in the story which kept it lighthearted.
The mystery was well written and complicated just enough to keep me guessing. There were plenty of potential suspects to choose from. I really enjoyed the love triangle aspect as it provided lots of drama and humour as Sally's family stuck their noses in her business at every opportunity and offered their own brand of wisdom. I liked Mike and Brian and I hope Sally takes her time and doesn't make any rash decisions!
I listened to the audio version of this book and I highly recommend it. The narrator does an excellent job. I can't wait to dive in to book 2.