Review: I love it when I find a new cozy series from the start and that's what I did here. Yay! I also love cozies that involve restaurants or bakeries or just food in general so this was a great fit for me.
Marley is helping her cousin Jimmy at his Flip Side Pancake Restaurant while he recovers from pneumonia. But then Jimmy ends up murdered. That's when things start to get interesting.
I love Sarah's writing style and well this book has all my favorite aspects of a good cozy mystery down to a cat on the cover! Did I mention the cat's name is Flapjack? How cute is that?
The pacing is just right too. I was happy this was a shorter cozy, because first books end up getting bogged down in letting the reader get to know the cast of characters. That wasn't the case here. You really got to know the people of Wildwood Cove and there's even a possible love interest in it for Marley.
I was really surprised that it took awhile for Marley to make up her mind about staying at the Cove to take care of the restaurant, when it was clear early on that she liked that more than her regular job.
Wildwood Cove is the perfect setting too. Its a place that you wish you could visit while you are reading.
Sarah gives you a great bunch of possible suspects and even puts a little bit of a shade on Jimmy. It makes turning the pages a lot easier and the reading a lot more fun. When we finally learn whodunit, you will definitely be surprised. At least I was.
Oh and there are recipes at the end! Squee!
Rating: 5 flowers