Fantastic start to a promising new series! I sat down to read this for a few moments and ended up finishing it in one sitting, I just couldn’t put it down!
There are two plots in the story, the main plot about the murder of Marley’s cousin Jimmy and the subplot of a string of burglaries both had no shortage of suspects. Well paced, the plot spanned the book well without getting bogged down and it read so fast and easy that I was sorry when I got to the end of the book. And also a little hungry, especially after reading about all the delectable dishes cooked up by Ivan. Now I’m going to have to buy a waffle maker so I can try them for myself!
The characters were fun and likeable, although I would’ve liked to have seen more of Cousin Jimmy, he would’ve been a lively addition to the story. Marley is a great main character; easy to relate to, smart, funny and a little naiive. The little bit of romance between Marley and an old friend was cute and added just enough AWWW to be endearing without being schmaltzy.
Fun, cute and light, I recommend this to anyone who enjoys a great cozy mystery to curl up with on a rainy afternoon.
Note: An advanced copy of this book was kindly provided by Netgalley and Alibi boks in exchange for an honest review.