Rocky Road It was supposed to be a girls’ weekend in scenic St. George, Utah that would include shopping, trying out the local cuisine, and participating in a breast cancer fundraiser. The fact that one of the organizers of the fundraising event, a local doctor, disappeared two months ago was not supposed to be Sadie’s problem. In fact, she refuses to participate in the grassroots investigation her friend Caro, and Caro’s cousin, Tess, have put together prior to her arrival. But then she meets the ex-wife of the missing doctor. How could she not ask a few questions . . . that lead to a few more questions . . . that lead to a small town and yet even more questions. Before she knows it, Sadie is in the middle of yet another murder investigation and trying to piece together a convoluted trail of good intentions, hidden motivations, and philanthropy turned big business.
I have read all of the books in Josi Kilpack's Culinary Mystery series. I am first and foremost a fan and then I had the privilege to be an early reviewer, I am ecstatic! Sadie Hoffmiller is the main character in each book in the series and her quirks and penchant to get in over her head leaves me laughing and shaking my head. Sadie is such a unique character that she has become like a friend to me throughout this series! I feel like I know how she will feel and react to situations during each book.
Rocky Road is a great new installment in the Culinary Mystery series and I love that Ms. Kilpack switched it up a bit in this book! For the first time since Sadie and Pete have been dating, Sadie is completely on her own and left to make her own judgement calls! Pete is out of the country on a trip and Sadie doesn't hear from him, not even by email. She has to learn to rely on her experience and knowledge and to trust her instincts that have guided her to success in the past. In Rocky Road, Sadie doesn't try to become involved in the mystery, like so many times previously. In fact she does the opposite and tries to stay out of it! Rocky Road is full of fun, laughter, some danger and of course a mystery that needs solving! If you have read her previous books you will love Rocky Road! If you haven't read the Culinary Mystery series, I highly recommend them! They are full of laugh out loud moments and suspense that will keep you turning until the last word is read!