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Monday, April 13, 2020

Cherry Slice by Jennifer Stone - a reality tv cozy mystery

Cherry Slice

Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published April 2nd 2020 by Duckworth Books

Goodreads synopsis: 
Reality TV turns deadly in Cherry Hinton’s first case

When Kenny Thorpe, a contestant on Expose TV’s Big Blubber, the hot new celebrity weight-loss show, is murdered on live television in front of 3 million viewers, the case seems pretty watertight. After all, everyone saw Martin do it – didn’t they?

Cherry Hinton knows there’s more to this than meets the eye. As an investigative reporter, she went undercover on dating show Caravan of Love… but after getting in too deep with one of the other contestants, she was caught knickerless in front of the nation. Humiliated, fired and heartbroken, she has fled to Brentwood, where she opens a cake shop, and tries to forget all about Expose.

Until Kenny Thorpe’s sister walks into her shop with a letter that turns Cherry’s world upside down. Is Martin innocent? How is infamous gangster Leon Solent involved? Is Expose to blame, and is there a killer still on the loose?

Cherry is the only one in a position to find out.


4.5 Stars

This is the first book in what I hope is a new series by Jennifer Stone

What a fun cozy romp this was. It was like the cozy mystery version of reality tv. This definitely does suck you into the drama.

Basic premise: Former reality star Cherry Hinton is in the perfect position to investigate the death of a fellow reality star who was murdered on live tv!

You would think this would get the immediate eye roll as a book you should pass up but don’t do that. This book is so funny and filled with drama that you just can’t look away for a second. Cherry has a rather sordid past with her reality tv experience and that sort of opens doors that no one else could get into.

The ending was classic Agatha Christie where Hinton gets all the suspects together on live tv and outs the killer. If you love a good reality tv show, you should definitely check this book out! You won’t come away disappointed. I just came away wanting more!

I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.

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