Cookie Dough or Die – Virginia Lowell


3.5/5 Cookie Cutters

On The Back:

Olivia Greyson is the proud owner of The Gingerbread House—a quaint shop that specializes in all things cookie—and her best friend, Maddie, is her sidekick, baking up scrumptious treats for their cookie-themed parties. But now they must take a break from baking and turn their attention to recreating a recipe for murder…

No one is more shocked than Olivia when prominent business owner Clarisse Chamberlain is found dead. It was Clarisse who encouraged Olivia to open The Gingerbread House—and she was one of her best customers. The sheriff is ready to call the case a suicide, but Olivia’s convinced there’s a murder to solve.

Then word spreads that Clarisse left Olivia a large sum of money, along with a collection of valuable, antique cookie cutters. Suddenly, Olivia is the prime suspect, with some fingers pointing to Maddie when the local postman falls ill after sampling one of their cookies. If the cookie-loving duo doesn’t find the real killer, their reputation—and quite possibly their lives—will be battered for good…

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book. It suffered from a few first-book blunders, but overall it was an enjoyable read.

The characters were excellently written. I especially loved Livie and Del. Maddie could get a little bit annoying, but for the most part she was an enjoyable character. However, at the same time I absolutely detested Lucas and Hugh, I don’t know what it was about them, but I just did not like them.

The mystery was simply alright. The MC did a good amount of sleuthing without being too obvious about it and the ending was well-thought out, but the killer was kind of a meh moment. I thought that there were a few other characters in the book that would have made a lot more interesting killers than the actual killer.

Overall an enjoyable read. Not at the top of my favorites list, but I’ll read the next book in the series.


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