Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Review: The Diva Takes the Cake by Krista Davis

First line: Dear Sophie, My fiance's former girlfriend showed up at our engagement party uninvited and released four dozen white mice.

From the back cover: Sophie Winston's sister, Hannah, is getting married - again! And if you ask Sophie, her future brother-in-law is no prince. But is he a killer? That's the question on everyone's mind when his ex-wife is found hanging from a pergola. This is one event Sophie and her sister hadn't planned on.

As hidden family secrets begin to come to light, Sophie finds the list of suspects is almost as long as the list of wedding guests. Will the real killer be seated on the groom's side or the bride's? Or will he be standing at the altar? Either way, Sophie must solve the murder in time to stop her sister from making the biggest - and possibly the last - mistake of her life.

My thoughts: This is the second book in Krista Davis's domestic diva mystery series. It is a fun, quick read where each chapter ends with a zinger that makes you want to read the next one right away. This time the mystery centers on Sophie's sister Hannah and her soon to be husband, Craig, whose ex-wife is found murdered right before the wedding. Of course, Sophie being Sophie, she can't help looking into things herself, especially since it happened practically in her backyard - really her ex's backyard, who lives a few houses away with his new girlfriend and Sophie's rival, Natasha. Their rivalry, Sophie and Natasha's, reaches new heights when they pull together to create an unforgettable wedding for Hannah. . .who's ideas will end up to being used?  I loved reading all the advice bits at the beginning of each chapter, all of which revolved around weddings. It was intriguing how each seemed to hint as to what might be uncovered in that particular chapter. Sophie's advice seemed logical and even-keeled while Natasha's seemed a bit over the top! The family dynamic in this series is unique and fun to watch, with a very close (geographically and otherwise) ex-husband, match-making moms and of course, crazy Natasha. I look forward to reading the next in this series.

(I borrowed this book from the library.)


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  2. This sounds like something I would enjoy reading, so on my TBR list it goes, I hope my library has it.


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