Returning from Manhattan to her small Massachusetts home town to run her family’s cafe after her mother’s death, Francesca Amaro — Fran — is embroiled in the mystery of her elderly neighbour’s death, and embarks on a romance with said neighbour’s son.
It’s all very improbable, but boy did I enjoy this fast and easy read. I did not even come close to working out the killer — because I don’t think I was given enough information to do so — but from the bright and breezy atmosphere to the gentle childhood friends-to-lovers romance to the secondary characters that populate this sweet little town, this book was as delicious as the food served at Antonia’s Italian Cafe sounded.
I have eight of these books in my possession. EIGHT. And I can’t wait to delve into the next one.
TBR DAY 217: Cappuccinos, Cupcakes and a Corpse (Cape Bay Cafe #1) by Harper Lin
GENRE: Mystery, Cosy Mystery
TIME ON THE TBR: ~1 year.
PURCHASED FROM: Given to me by Alice, a fellow cosy mystery fan.
KEEP: I’ll probably pass it on, too.