Review: The Hidden Corpse
Title: The Hidden Corpse
Series: Food Blogger Mysteries #2
Author: Debra Sennefelder
Release Date: March 26th, 2019
Rating: 3/5 Stars
Synopsis from Goodreads: Former reality TV baking show contestant and recent divorcée Hope Early is trying to find her recipe for success as a food blogger—but murder keeps getting in the mix . . . When Hope’s elderly neighbor perishes in a home fire, she can't help but feel somewhat responsible. Only the day before, Peggy Olson had called her over, having burned a pot on the stove while she was sleeping and filling the house with smoke. In fact, she couldn't even remember cooking. Clearly, it was dangerous for the woman to live alone. But it turns out she wasn't alone. When a second body is discovered in the basement of the burned house, suddenly what appeared to be a tragic accident is beginning to look like premeditated murder. As rumors spread like wildfire, Hope is determined to sort out the facts and smoke out a killer, but she might be jumping from the frying pan straight into the fire . . .
My Review: I liked the idea of this book far better than I enjoyed the actual story. The premise was a good one and initially I liked the main character. As the story moved on I was both bored and disbelieving of the characters behavior and some situations. *SPOILER* For example, the main character flirts with a man whose wife is missing, and later found to be dead and he asks her to pick out the wife outfit to be buried in? Really? I just didn’t buy it. It felt like just a point to move the plot along and was too forced. After that I just couldn’t get into the story and skim read to the end. I thought the writing was fine so I may give the other another try later on.
*I received this book from Kensington Books and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*