Play on desserts solves a murder – Book Review for NetGalley – Assaulted Caramel by Amanda Flower


cover117419-medium.png    Assaulted Caramel

Sometimes you need a sweet tooth to take a bite out of crime . . .

Bailey King is living the sweet life as assistant chocolatier at world-famous JP Chocolates in New York City. But just when Bailey’s up for a life-changing promotion, her grandmother calls with news that her grandfather’s heart condition has worsened. Bailey rushes to Harvest, Ohio, where her grandparents still run Swissmen Sweets, the Amish candy shop where she was first introduced to delicious fudge, truffles, and other assorted delights.

She finds her grandfather is doing better than she feared. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for a local Englisch developer, whom Bailey finds dead in the candy shop kitchen—with Jebediah King’s chocolate knife buried in his chest. Now the police are sweet on her grandfather as the prime suspect. Despite the sincere efforts of a yummy deputy with chocolate-brown eyes, Bailey takes it on herself to clear Jebediah. But as a cunning killer tries to fudge the truth, Bailey may be headed straight into a whole batch of trouble . . .


The description says this is the first book in the series… I can’t wait for the next installment of Bailey’s adventures in Hamish county.

Assaulted Caramel is your feel good murder mystery if there ever was one. Lots of chocolate, fudge, strawberries, jams and… cheese make the murder palatable. To think of it, the murder in this story has very positive and life-changing effect on the main character – Bailey King. I won’t spoil the story for you, read it yourself.

What I can tell you is this book can be left on a chair, on a couch or even on a train. There is nothing rude, gross, spooky or disgusting about it. It is quite the opposite.

If you are a chocoholic like myself, there is even a wonderful old country recipe at the end of the book.

I have read this book very quick. It left me still smelling all the wonderful aromas of desserts and fresh country markets and wanting more of the same.

Have a taste. Have a read.

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