Saturday, December 18, 2010

Review: Key Lime Pie by Josi S. Kilpack

First line: "Hey."

From the back cover:
Name: Megan Burton
Age: 25
Description: dark hair, blue eyes; no identifiable scars; wearing a diamond tennis bracelet
Last seen three years ago in Key West, Florida
If you have any information, please contact the police immediately

When Sadie Hoffmiller's new friend, Eric Burton, receives work that his missing daughter's body may have been found in Florida, he immediately packs his bags, but Sadie is determined to stay home and prove to everyone that she is not a busybody.

But when she senses Eric is hiding something, Sadie is compelled to take action. Before she knows it, she's in the heart of Miami, trying to piece together a trail littered with broken relationships, mysterious strangers, and forged documents that might just provide Eric the answers he's been desperately searching for - or reveal a truth he may not be ready to face.

Sadie must also face a difficult question: Where is her heart leading her? Onward into Eric's adventurous arms? Or back home to the stable and steady Pete Cunningham? If only love was as easy as following a recipe. 

Once again, Sadie finds herself in the company of some colorful characters and on the hunt for some good old-fashioned Southern cooking. but despite the drama and intrigue, all Sadie really wants is to go home ... as soon as she does just one more thing.

My thoughts: This is the fourth in the Sadie Hoffmiller culinary mysteries. Sadie once again has found herself involved in a murder mystery - despite the fact that this one is Florida and she lives in Colorado! Doing her best to not get involved when asked to accompany Eric to Florida, her desire to know all wins out when he asks her to send him a box he has at his house. Between her getting involved in the murder and the constant battle in her head of which man, Eric or Pete, she wants to be with, I found myself laughing out loud many times. I love Sadie's character. She truly is a busybody but at the same time she is so sweet that you can forgive her for being in everyone's business. The characters that we meet in Key Lime Pie are interesting, unique, and quirky--especially Sadie. The plot has lots of twists and turns. Several times I thought I had it all figured out, only to have the story spin off into another layer of intrigue and mystery. Of course, my favorite part of this series is looking at all the recipes included. The Butterfinger Cookies and the Key Lime Pie with Sadie's favorite crumb crust are ones I hope to try soon!

(I purchased this book.)


  1. Nice review. I have the first two books to this series on my TBR shelf. Some day, some day....

  2. Sounds like an excellent read! Is this a new release? I've read Nancy Fairbanks' Crime Brulee and loved it; it was my first culinary mystery novel. I'll have to check this one out!

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