4.5/5 Cookie Swaps
On The Back:
The holidays are domestic diva Sophie Winston’s favorite time of year. But this season, there seem to be more mishaps than mistletoe. First, Horace Scroggins tumbles from a balcony during his office Christmas party. Then, Sophie’s neighbor takes a fall from his ladder while decorating his roof with lights. But it’s the cookie swap that really starts her wondering who’s naughty or nice….
Sophie arrives at the annual event with high spirits and thirteen dozen chocolate-drizzled gingersnaps. But when an argument erupts and a murder ensues, it becomes clear that the recent string of events is anything but accidental. Now Sophie has to make a list of suspects…and check it twice!
Eight books in and this series is still great! In The Diva Wraps it Up family secrets mix with misplaced loyalties and pranks to form an amazing mystery.
I really love the Christmas theme in books, and especially in this series. This is the second book that has a Christmas theme in this series and it really casts a cheery feeling to the book and makes me wish Christmas was here with all of the excitement that goes with it!
Sophie was once again a really fun character. She logically thinks through problems and solves them without being obnoxious. This book also (finally) has Wolf back in it, however, there are still a lot of questions I have about Wolf and what happened after The Diva Digs Up the Dirt that were unresolved in this book. I’m starting to really like Alex and, to be completely honest, Natasha is growing on me. I wish we learned a little more about her. I also loved Edith in this book, she’s a new character, but hopefully a reappearing one.
The mystery was great. There were so many secrets and twists and turns that I had no idea who it would be, but when Ms. Davis revealed the killer it made perfect sense.
Overall a really nice book, I really hope my questions about Wolf are resolved. One more to go!