It’s almost spring in Ashland, Oregon, and the town is preparing for the Shakespeare and the annual Chocolate Festival. Business is cookin’ at Torte, and the store is expanding as Jules’ team whips up crèpes filled with mascarpone cheese and dark chocolate. Torte stands a chance of being this year’s confectionery belle of the ball! Life couldn’t be sweeter—unless murder taints the batter.
Evan Rowe, of Confections Couture, makes a chocolate fountain that would put Willy Wonka to shame, and his truffles are to die for—literally? Yes, the world-renowned chocolatier has just turned up dead…right after sampling a slice of Jules’ decadent four-layer chocolate cake. Now all eyes are on Jules as she tries to find the mysterious ingredient in her own recipe. Can she sift out the truth before another contestant bites the buttercream?
5 out of 5 stars
Another amazing book in the Bakeshop mystery series!
I read this book as another buddy read with @gypsy.reads over on Instagram and absolutely loved it. I have really enjoyed binging my way through this series with her.
These characters feel so real to me now. I love spending more time with the Torte family with each book that I read from this series. I wish more business owners could be like Jules and Helen. They are so amazing with their staff and truly care about them.
I loved the mystery in this book. The possibility of someone having pulled off the perfect crime was really scary and suspenseful. There were parts that gave me chills. There were several different suspects and the reveal of the killer gave me chills also.
I can’t wait to see what the next book brings!