Book Review: Tastes Like Murder by Catherine Bruns

My name is Elena. Since I was a little child I loved science fiction and fantasy, and I can’t resist to a good novel. In 2015 I started to listen to audiobooks and I discovered the pleasure in being able to read while doing my daily tasks, so there’s always an audiobook playing on my phone. I live with my boyfriend, two cockatiels, five lovebirds, and two Gouldian finches in Madrid, Spain; and I like to spend my free time knitting and sewing while listening to audiobooks.
Book Review: Tastes Like Murder by Catherine BrunsTastes Like Murder (Cookies & Chance Mystery #1) by Catherine Bruns
Narrator: Karen Rose Ritcher
Series: Cookies & Chance Mystery #1
Published by Gemma Halliday Publishing on 09-20-17
Genres: Cozy Mystery, Mystery
Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
Format: Audiobook
Source: Narrator
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Overal Rating: three-stars

Sally Muccio’s had her crosses to bear: a cheating ex-boyfriend, crazy Italian parents, and an unfaithful husband, just to name a few. After her divorce, she returns to her hometown to start a novelty cookie shop whose specialties include original fortune cookies, served with a sprinkle of foreshadowing. But there’s no warning when her ex-husband’s mistress drops dead on Sal's porch, and police confirm it’s a homicide. Determined to stop her life from becoming a recipe for disaster, Sal takes matters into her own hands. With two very different men vying for her affection, dead bodies piling up, and a reputation hanging by an apron string, Sal finds herself in a race against time to save both her business and life—before the last cookie crumbles.

After getting a divorce, Sally Muccio decides to go back to her home town and open a cookie shop. But coming back means meeting old friends and foes, and Sally might not be ready for that. After being verbally attacked by Amanda, an old acquaintance from high school who stole one of Sally’s boyfriends, Sally discovers Amanda dead just outside her shop. She seemed to have an anaphylactic shock after eating one of Sally’s cookies.

The plot of this book reminded me a lot of Death by Scones, where one of the characters also suffers an anaphylactic reaction after eating something from a cookie shop. Curiously, both books were originally published in the same year, 2015. The rest of the plot is quite different, but