Review: Here Comes the Body
Title: Here comes the body
Series: Catering Hall mystery #1
Author: Maria DiRico
Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
Find it here: Goodreads
Synopsis from Goodreads:After her philandering husband’s boat went down, newly single Mia Carina went back to Astoria, the bustling Queens neighborhood of her youth. Living with her nonna and her oversized cat, Doorstop, she’s got a whole new life—including some amateur sleuthing . . .Mia is starting work at Belle View, her father’s catering hall, a popular spot for weddings, office parties, and more—despite the planes that occasionally roar overhead on their way to LaGuardia and rattle the crystal chandelier. Soon she’s planning a bachelor party for a less-than-gentlemanly groom. But it goes awry when the gigantic cake is wheeled in and the woman inside fails to jump out . . . because she’s dead.Since some of her family’s associates are on the shady side, the NYPD wastes no time in casting suspicion on Mia’s father—especially considering that he and the victim had a previous encounter. Now, Mia’s going to have to use all her street smarts to keep him out of Rikers Island . . .
My Review: I adore this authors other series so I was hoping to love this one too but unfortunately it was not a good fit for me. While I loved the neighborhood, the grandmother, and all the little old ladies around the rest of the story felt like a not great mob movie to me. Parts were just a little too ridiculous to really believe them. I'm hoping that the next book in the series will be a little better.
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*