Dark Chocolate Demise – REVIEW

4 out of 5 stars

Dark Chocolate Demise by Jenn McKinlay book cover - Two-tiered cupcake stand sitting on granite counter - cake stand is holding cupcakes decorated as ghosts and mummies

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Synopsis

Scottsdale, Arizona, may not be the liveliest place on earth, but it’s never been as dead as this. Hundreds of fans have gathered together for the first annual Old Town Zombie Walk, and Mel, Angie, and the Fairy Tale Cupcake crew are donning their best undead attire to sell some horror-themed desserts to the hungry hordes.

But the fun turns to fright when Mel finds a real dead body in a prop casket outside of the bakery’s truck—and the corpse looks alarmingly like a zombie of their own. Knowing that Joe, Angie’s brother and Mel’s former flame, has been working on a dangerous mob case, Mel worries that the murder is a hit gone wrong and that someone near and dear was the real target. To keep any of her friends from winding up six feet under, Mel will do whatever it takes to find a killer—no matter how scary things get…

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Review

Dark Chocolate Demise by Jenn McKinlay is the seventh installment in the Cupcake Bakery Mystery series and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

I’ll admit that the subject matter drew me to the series. After all, who doesn’t like cupcakes?! However, it’s the characters that have kept me reading all this time. I absolutely love Mel, Angie, Tate, Joe, Marty, Oz, and the rest. The shenanigans that Angie and Mel get into are just hilarious and I’m always excited to see what they get up to next!

Normally, I’m NOT a fan of zombies and will generally avoid books that have anything to do with zombies, but I just love this series too much to stay away. The mystery was fantastic and I had no idea who was the real culprit until the end.  Throw in the cliff-hanger ending and WOW – I just can’t wait for the next installment!

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