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Review: Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake

Title: Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake

Series: Death by Chocolate Mystery #1

Author: Sarah Graves

Release Date: January 30th 2018

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Synopsis from Goodreads: Jake and Ellie have been through a lot together, from home repair to homicide investigation. So when they decide to open a chocolate-themed bakery, they figure it’ll be a piece of cake. With Ellie’s old family recipes luring in customers, they expect to make plenty of dough this Fourth of July weekend. Having family home for the holiday only sweetens the deal for Jake—until the ill wind of an early-season hurricane blows up her plans. When the storm hits, Jake’s grown son Sam is stranded in a Boston bus station, and her husband Wade is stuck on a cargo ship. But as bitter as the storm is, something even more sinister is brewing in the kitchen of The Chocolate Moose—where health inspector Matt Muldoon is found murdered. Ellie never made a secret of her distaste for Matt, who had been raining on their parade with bogus talk of health code violations. Now, with no alibi for the night of the murder, she’s in a sticky situation with the police—and it’s up to Jake to catch the real killer and keep Ellie living in the land of the free.

My Review: Although this books looks like the start of a completely new series, it’s actually a sin off of another series, Home Repair is Homicide. I have read the other series but I went in expecting a new series and was surprised when it was the same characters, just with a different occupation. This is the main reason I knocked the rating down to three stars. The story would be difficult to connect to without having read the previous series. Other than that this was a great cozy mystery with delicious food descriptions and a tantalizing mystery to solve. It’s a good mystery but readers will enjoy it far more if they have read the other series.

*I received this book from Netgalley and Kensington Books in exchange for an honest review*

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