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Cozy Escape Book Club Chat | The Tart of Darkness by Denise Swanson – Chef To-Go Mysteries

Book Club Date | February 2020

Goodreads Rating | 5

Overall | Loved this book – usually I like the murder to happen on page 1 or super close to it but the characters and the setup for this were so amazing, I didn’t even care.

Pros | She’s a former HR Executive (that’s me!!) and she runs a catering biz

Cons | It’s set on a college campus – I’m not into Young Adult books at all but this one did a pretty good job of not being overly teenager angsty

Warnings | None

POV | Third Person POV Past Tense

Will I Be Continuing With The Series | Yes – love this series

Description | Right when Dani thinks she’s hit a dead-end in her career, she unexpectedly inherits an enormous old house in a quaint college town. This gives her the perfect opportunity to pursue her true passion—cooking! So Dani opens Chef-to-Go, preparing delicious, ready-made meals for hungry students attending the nearby university, as well as providing personal chef services and catering events for the local community. To help support her new business, she opens her home to a few students, renting them rooms and becoming almost like a big sister figure in their lives.

But just as Dani is relishing her sweet new life, the friend of one of her boarders is murdered, and Dani becomes one of the primary suspects! She’ll have to scramble to clear her name and save her business before the killer reappears—perhaps to silence the new chef forever.

Tart of Darkness by Denise Swanson - Cozy Escape Book Club Livestream
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