On Thin Icing

A Bakeshop Mystery, #3

Ellie Alexander’s On Thin Icing is a great cozy mystery. I really enjoyed the baking and cooking within the story. I previously reviewed book number two in the Bakeshop Mystery series, and I liked it a lot. The main character, Jules, must adapt to everything that gets thrown her way with new challenges that she must face in this book, which you’ll see is enough for anyone to manage. Never mind having to deal with a quirky mother and a husband with a secret! I did feel as though she was too nice to her ex who visits. Why does she care what his reaction will be to meeting Thomas? The ending left me wondering about the storyline and now I really want to read book one, and I cannot wait for book four as well. The ending to this novel will definitely make book four interesting. I am giving this book a four out of five.

On Thin Icing was very different because the main character Jules leaves her comfort zone and goes to Oregon to cater a retreat. Anyone who has cooked away from home knows how challenging that responsibility can be. Not only does Jules’ ex show up without warning, which becomes something she has to deal with, but also she mainly has to deal with a dead body and her employee that goes with her to the retreat.

Book Blurb for On Thin Icing

Welcome to Torte-a small-town family bakeshop where the treats are killer good.

It's the dead of winter in the sleepy town of Ashland, which means no tourists-and fewer customers-for Jules Capshaw and her bakery. But when she's asked to cater an off-season retreat for the directors of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, business starts heating up...until Jules finds a dead body in the freezer.

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2016 4.00