“Having an intimate glimpse into the Cooker clan was wonderful. Peeling the many layers of Benjamin Cooker has been an adventure with every book, but seeing his tender fatherly side in this particular installment was a sweet surprise. A fabulous portrait of a family filled with love, Elizabeth and Margaux come to life as we finally become personable with both as opposed to snippets as in previous narratives. Cooker’s edges soften as we discover the family dynamics up close and personal.
Alaux and Balen provide another original mystery filled narrative. Every book in the series is inventive, never formulaic, never predictable, always keeping the reader engaged in true whodunnit tradition until the very end. The sensual descriptions of wine and food hook the reader further, a very welcomed treat, one this peruser appreciates.
Satisfying ending, the core and motivation of the mayhem understandable given the harshness unveiled.
Another clever and highly entertaining mystery by an incredibly creative writing duo, never disappointing, always marvelously atypical.” —Unshelfish