Review: Murder at the Bake Sale
Title: Murder at the Bake Sale
Series: A Maya and
Author: Lee Hollis
Release Date: 11/30/21
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Find it here: Goodreads
Synopsis from Goodreads: While private investigator Maya Kendrick is still mentoring her new partner, PTA president Sandra Wallage, in the detective game, the two women don’t need incredible powers of deduction to know their marriages are on the rocks. With Maya’s ex-cop husband in prison and Sandra’s senator spouse separated from her, both find themselves investigating the dating scene. Until Diego Sanchez turns up dead. The flirtatious high school Spanish teacher who had eyes for Maya was poisoned by cookies from a bake sale fundraiser for a Portland High class trip to Spain.
Hired by the students to find out who killed their popular and beloved teacher—including their own children—Maya and Sandra get a real education in parenting, relationships, and murder as their search for whodunit leads them deep into the unpleasant realities found in the small town politics and gossip of their Maine community . . .
My Review: I really enjoyed this book. The characters are so vibrant and realistic. Both MC's are mothers and, at least for me, that makes them more relatable. I also like how different they are but they still work really well together. The only thing about this book I didn't like was the way that it ended. The motive was a little flimsy and the method seemed a little off to me. I don't want to say much so I don't give anything away but this is worth picking up if you like cozy mysteries!
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*