Title: Killer Wedding Cake
Author: Gayle Trent
Series: Book 5 A Daphne Martin Cake Mystery
Publisher: Pocket Books
Source: Received for review from Author
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Rating: Four Stars
Reviewed by: Tina
The future is looking bright for Daphne and her at home baking business, she is a baker and cake decorator with a steady business and she is also baking and decorating her own wedding cake. It all comes crumbling down, when Daphne's ex husband, Todd shows up at her door after being released or possibly escaping from a stint in prison for his attempt on Daphne's life claiming that he is still in love with Daphne and wants to try to make a life with her once again.
Wondering how and why he is here and how he found her, Daphne is confused and horrified and scared, she along with Ben and their family and friends are wondering how and why he really came back after not contacting Daphne for years. Todd is soon found murdered along with a man who has a connection to the wedding and after identifing Todd's body and soon Daphne is in the midst of the investigation and wants to find their killer so Daphne and Ben can move on and have their happily ever after.
I was never more frustrated with a character than Daphne's mother, she seemed like a cold, heartless, you know what, something that starts with a B and rhymes with witch toward her daughter. She make me so angry as I read. I could totally understand this mother and daughter relationship being much like my own relationship with my mother but I thought this was a little over the top.
The way her mom treated her and how she felt about Daphne's ex husband was upsetting but in the end Daphne and her mom came to an understanding but this reader is still not very convinced but hope to see their relationship grow and become better in future books.It's a beautiful thing when baking helped Daphne deal with her life Killer wedding cake is a perfect sweet concoction of conflict, relationships, delicious cakes and a murder and perfect for a mystery fan with a killer sweet tooth.
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