Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Death By Chocolate (Book Review)

Author: Julie Anne Lindsey
Series: Killer Confections #1
Publisher: Knight Romance Publishing
Source: from the author for review

Goodreads Summary:
Ruby Russell has reached her limit. When she discovers her hipster husband has a dirty little secret, she whips him up a Viagra-infused-chocolate mousse punishment, but in the morning, her husband’s a stiff. 

Armed with a lifetime of crime show reruns and Arsenic and Old Lace on DVD, Ruby and her best friend Charlotte try to lay low until after Ruby’s son’s wedding, but a nosy therapist, meddling minister and local news reporter are making it very difficult to get away with murder. 

Death by Chocolate is exciting and intriguing. Ruby starts off planning a relatively harmless prank on her cheating husband and ends up with many deaths at her hand. Her life is out of control but fortunately she has her best friend to help her out. This book kept me guessing right up until the end.
I found, however, that I couldn't relate to the main character at all. As she planned to murder innocent people for her own good, I felt myself viewing her as less of a person and more of a caricature of a woman who has life has gotten out of hand. I never could figure out why none of the people that knew ever turned her in. Maybe they were just as crazy as she was?
Personally, I did not like the ending either (but I won't go into that because I don't want to talk spoilers). Overall though this was a book that was fun to read and kept me interested the whole way through. 

Rating: 3.5/5

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