Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Rest, Relax, Run for your Life by Katherine H. Brown.
Piper and her friend Samantha own the Ooey Gooey Bakery. They are overjoyed to hear that they have won a four-day stay at the spa! The SPA!!!! After an interview with the local news channel, they see more customers at their bakery – and one of them is Gladys. Gladys is a lonely widow and asks the girls if it is okay for her to join them on their spa trip. The girls readily agree.
A mystery note is found as Piper closes the bakery for the long weekend. The duo ignores it saying someone’s playing a prank. But as they reach the spa and the treatments begin, things start to go wrong. From snakes to ruining dress to more notes, someone is threatening Piper. The culprit must be caught before it is too late!
Rest, Relax, Run for your Life is the first book in Ooey Gooey Bakery Mystery series. A long weekend at the spa, delicious food – baked goodies included, chocolates, mysterious notes and a sprinkling of romance, this cozy mystery was one of a kind and totally entertaining!
I could see a bit of me in Piper. Well, I am not one of those who says no to chocolate. And I always keep a stock of chocolates in the purse. It is chocolate for god’s sake!!! Have you heard of a chocolate facial? The trio try it at the spa – well almost… The facial contains just two ingredients – cocoa powder and yoghurt. Well, if you do not like it, you can add in some melted butter and sugar and mix well. Then add some self-raising flour and pour it in a cake tin, bake it at 180 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Yummy chocolate cake is ready!! You can do the facial and eat the cake too – everything chocolate!
I know, right? Nobody can ever say no to chocolate cake! So, let me not stray away from the review, no matter how tempting chocolate cake sounds…
The mystery behind the threatening notes was really good. It was not until the end that things become clearer but it is kinda too late by then. The story is well-paced and the suspense is well-maintained throughout the story. Just when you think ‘this is it! The culprit is caught!’, there’s a twist! A twist that I never saw coming! Phew! What an adventurous weekend, Piper!
Gladys is a sweet ol’ lady, although something does happen that puts her into a wee bit of trouble. Griffin, Samantha’s brother, is no less than a romantic superhero! Samantha and Piper’s friendship knows no limits. The characters are likeable, no doubt about that.
As a cozy series debut, this book has managed to capture my attention. In fact, I am looking forward to reading the other books in series – so far, there are four. With the right amount of chocolate, mystery and a tinge of romance, this book is a must-read, especially if you are a cozy mystery fan.
Writing Style: 5/5
Character Development: 5/5
Overall Rating: 5/5
Title: Rest, Relax, Run for your Life (Ooey Gooey Bakery Mystery #1)
Author: Katherine H. Brown
Published on: 1st March 2019
Genre: Cozy Mystery
There’s a giveaway for this tour . Giveaway Link here.
Many thanks to Lori for giving me an opportunity to be a part of this blog tour.