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Review: Blind Bake by Denise Grover Swank


In the last few months, my life has gone to crap. My uncle died. I gave up my life to move back to my hometown to take care of my ailing aunt. And oh…I unwittingly drove a guy to his murder. Not exactly a stellar restart.

But things just keep getting worse, because the sexy-as-hell, yet stick-up-his-butt homicide detective in charge of solving the casethinks I had something to do with it, and he won’t leave me alone.

Even more concerning? It turns out the victim was one of the last people to see my mother alive before her unsolved murder eighteen years ago.


I left a big city police department for a fresh start in a smaller town. Less crime. Less murder. But three months later, I’ve been handed the murder investigation of the most hated man in town. The list of potential suspects is as long as Santa’s naughty list, but one name keeps popping up.

Maddie Baker.

She’s infuriating as hell, but is she a cold-blooded murderer? My instincts tell me no, yet I can’t exactly trust those. The last time I let myself presume someone was innocent, I ended up with a bullet wound and a broken heart.

Maddie Baker is exactly what you need: smart, funny and can’t stay out of trouble through no fault of her own. I love everything about her and am thrilled this is the start to a new series. Noah wasn’t as immediately likeable as Maddie but I warmed up to him pretty quickly. There’s humor and lots of teasing but this is a mystery first and foremost, which I love. Noah and Maddie are great together but things between them don’t unfold as I expected. It doesn’t end with a cliffhanger per se, but everything isn’t neatly wrapped up at the end either. There’s a lot of action and a great supporting cast and I just want more Maddie, Noah, Lance and Cockamamie TN. I received an ARC from Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.

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