Sadie Hoffmiller is looking forward to spending her favorite baking season of the year making delicious New England recipes in Boston, Massachusetts, with her favorite leading man, Pete Cunningham, as they babysit his three young grandsons. But when the boys insist that Mrs. Wapple, the woman who lives across the street, is a witch, Sadie and Pete are anxious to distract the boys from such Halloween-induced ideas. However, it gets harder and harder to explain the strange things that keep happening, particularly after Sadie learns the eccentric Mrs. Wapple has been attacked in her home. As the unexplained occurrences escalate, Sadie finds herself embroiled in yet another mystery with life-or-death consequences. Can Sadie discover whoever—or whatever—is behind the mystery before anyone else gets hurt? Or will this be Sadie's last case?
This was a really fun book! I loved Sadie and how feisty she was! I definitely enjoyed her character. I didn't feel out of place even though this was a part of a series, so I wouldn't let that stop you from picking it up. I had absolutely no trouble just diving right in and didn't notice any problems following the storyline. Also an awesome bonus is that this book is peppered with recipes. Yeah that's pretty awesome, especially since they are for delicious looking desserts! I loved those added extras!
The mystery was pretty groovy too! I'm brand new to the cozy mystery genre, but I can honestly say that if all of them are this good I can't wait to read more! The suspense was enough to keep my attention glued to the pages and definitely wanting to know what was going on. This is always a wonderful surprise! I am finding myself starting to really enjoy these kind of stories! Josie Kilpack is a great writer and I do plan on picking up her other books in this series. I can't wait to find out what happens in Sadie's other stories!
***i received a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**