Book review: Catering to Nobody

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From the Amazon listing: Even though working a wake isn’t Goldy Bear’s idea of fun, the Colorado caterer throws herself into preparing a savory feast featuring Poached Salmon and Strawberry Shortcake Buffet designed to soothe forty mourners. Her culinary efforts seem to be exactly what the doctor ordered . . . until her former father-in-law, gynecologist Fritz Korman, is struck down—and Goldy is accused of adding poison to the menu. Now, with the Department of Health impounding her leftovers, her ex-husband trashing her name, and her business close to being shut down, Goldy knows she can’t wait for the police to serve up answers. She soon uncovers more than one skeleton in the closet, along with a veritable slew of unpalatable secrets—the kind that could make Goldy the main course in an unsavory killer’s next murder.

It took me a month to finish this book. Not because it was slow or I didn’t want to read it. Because the time from mid June to mid July is hectic. I could have finished this in three days I’d I had the chance.

Fast paced. Well written. Amazing characters. Excellent micro twist at the end.

Goldy is just a chick trying to navigate co parenting, love after divorce, and life in general. Arch is a kid trying to deal with loss in a way that makes sense to him. The ex is a jackass and reminds me of mine. But he’s a good antagonist. Just not the bad guy.

The one and only character I wanted to throat punch at every turn was Patty Sue. Even the Kardashians have more common sense. I literally cringed every time her name showed up. No one could be this clueless. Her presence on the page irritated every fiber in my being.

Romantically speaking, I feel there could be a love triangle forming. I’m not a fan of those but this is only the first book. I could just be projecting.

Being a culinary cozy, there are recipes. And I can’t wait to try them. I do know there is a cookbook of all the recipes from the series. You can check it out here.

Overall, I loved this book and I would recommend it. When I had a chance to read it, I was in the story. Never been to Colorado but I had a great picture of it in my head.

Have you read it? Let me know what you think?

There’s not much to say about the author. Diane Mott Davidson is the author of more than ten bestselling mysteries. She lives with her family in Colorado.


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