Book Review – On Thin Icing by Ellie Alexander

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It’s the dead of winter in the sleepy town of Ashland, which means no tourists-and fewer customers-for Jules Capshaw and her bakery. But when she’s asked to cater an off-season retreat for the directors of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, business starts heating up…until Jules finds a dead body in the freezer.

Someone at the retreat has apparently iced the bartender, a well-known flirt with a legendary temper-that is, before a killer beat him to the punch. Then, from out of nowhere, Jules’s own ex-husband shows up at the shop-and soon becomes a suspect. With accusations piling up higher than the snow-and thicker than a chocolate mousse cake-Jules has to think outside the (recipe) box to find the real culprit…and make sure he gets his just desserts.


My Review
5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely loved this book! Book 3 of the Bakeshop mysteries takes us away from Torte to Lake of the Woods resort. I really enjoyed this change in setting. It definitely upped the suspense factor with the characters being trapped in such a small space with a killer.

One of my favorite parts of this book was the interactions between Sterling and Jules. Sterling definitely came out of his shell and stepped up in a major way to help Jules cater the event. He was a huge support to her both in and out of the kitchen. I also loved the interactions between Sterling and Carlos.

I also loved that some progress was made with Carlos and Jules in this book. I can’t wait to see where things go in the next one!

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