Book: The Golden Spoon
Author: Jessa Maxwell
This is my 35th read for the year
This is a story of an annual very popular Baking Show that takes place in Vermont in a stately mansion of the baking show's host. Betsy Martin is known as America's Grandmother, and even the contestants are in awe of her stardom when they meet her. As the contest begins, things start to go awry and contestants feel like their bakes are being sabatoged. As the contest continues, a body is discovered, and the group tries to figure out who the murderer might be.
This was an okay book. First - it is very short, so I didn't get a chance to be overly invested in the characters. Each chapter is told from the viewpoint of a different person, so we only get bits a pieces of each of their stories. I didn't actually feel anything for most of the characters based on how little we learned about them. The baking contest part of this book was fun - my daughter and I are Master Chef junkies (and I think this was supposed to be like British Bake Off though). The book is an easy read, but I was hoping for more. It was easy to figure out who the murderer was and the other shocking secret of the book. It is a good read for the summer, so I would not count it out. Just don't go in expecting a deep story.