Devil's Food Cake Murder) [Pdf/E–pub] ´ Joanne Fluke
Joanne Fluke Ö 1 READ & DOWNLOADThis book may be one of the worst I ve ever read Here are some general problems I had with it1 The act that I was able to After You Drop Them Off: A Parent's Guide to Student Ministry figure out the ending several pages in It was so completely obvious that it just made the annoyinglyolksy characters seem especially moronic Share, Retweet, Repeat: Get Your Message Read and Spread for not cluing inaster2 The Minimalist Baker's Everyday Cooking: 101 Entirely Plant-based, Mostly Gluten-Free, Easy and Delicious Recipes fact that 60% of the non recipe text still consists of people a eatingood that the narration simply MUST describe because OF COURSE we need to know the details of practically every single meal these characters eat b discussing ood they are about to eat or just ate c talking about recipes and who gave them to our ridiculously bland heroine Hannah Swensen d making cookies discussing cookies naming off cookies praising cookies planning cookies ad nauseam Seriously the act that text was devoted to ood and in particular cookies rather than the mystery is ridiculous I suppose I should have expected that though when I picked up a book with the title Devi s Food Cake Murder 3 The act that even when IMPORTANT PLOT TWISTS and I use the term plot twist loosely because Stevie Wonder could have seen these coming a mile away occur the characters STILL don t stop talking about cookies or recipes No the earth shattering news get a throwaway sentence or two because we must have the characters talking about what s REALLY important aka the cookies or chocolate4 The ridiculous cast of She Weeps Each Time You're Born folksy characters Hannah the 30 year old who has two men in love with her despite being completely bland and who goes on chaste dates that include dinner a one kiss maximum and baking bread The evil slut Doctor Bev who is SKINNY and has a NICE HAIRCUT how dare the harlot The ridiculous mother who thinks A BAR the horror is too dangerousor her daughters to go to together even though said daughters are in their 20s and 30s Grandma Knudson enough said 5 The stilted unnatural dialogue6 The unnecessary trick of having one character say a moderately uncommon word or phrase to be ollowed by another character explaining what that means to the audience Is the intended audience of these books grade school children who need to learn their vocabulary or the spelling bee Seriously adults do not need to be pandered to like that they can pick up a dictionary if they really need it that bad 7 The somewhat related to no 6 trick of having one character say something and have a second character spell out exactly what that meant even though the
readers have to be practically brain dead not to understand For example when talking about a dresshave to be practically brain dead not to understand For example when talking about a dress a woman Bonnie wanted to buy but that would be unflattering to her igureFor one thing it has a darling draped look over the hips Andrea told her And Bonnie has her own draped look over her hipsHannah began to smile I get it The little black dress would have accentuated one of Bonnie s A Northern Light figurelawsDo you get it Hannah DO YOU Was it really that difficult to understand what Andrea was saying Did you really need to spell it out If You're Missing Baby Jesus: A True Story that Embraces the Spirit of Christmas for the audience I m pretty sure everyone GOT IT theirst time around Really there is not a single redeeming thing about this book pretty sure everyone GOT IT the irst time around Really there is not a single redeeming thing about this book it is a New York Times bestseller the reason I picked it up in the irst place since that must mean it s good right JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL If you don t mind poor story construction aceless characters dialogue driven children s book
PLOT COMPLETE LACK OF IMAGINATION RANDOMcomplete lack of imagination random of pro gun propaganda wtf Joanne No really wtf references to Christianity every third or ourth sentence and a mysteriously octogenarian sounding 30 year old emale protagonist who sounds like every crappy romance novel heroine I ve ever read about her hair tis unruly her igure tis not a size 3 then maybe just maybe this book won t piss you off I can t even properly express my disgust Thankfully I consumed most of it during a six hour car ride during which I really couldn t have been doing anything better with my life All I wanted was a uick cozy. These days everyone in Lake Eden Minnesota is buzzing with activity and Hannah Swensen is no exception But no matter how busy she may be Hannah can always White Water find time to help ariend in need especially when there's a murder to investiga. Ag But really at this point I m reading to ind out what s going on with the usual cast of characters As we inch closer to resolving the whole NormanMikeHannah triangle something else is thrown in the mixNorman s odd behavior at the end of the last book is explained as is his habit of running off and lying to Hannah about his dental emergencies I can t say I saw that twist coming but it s really cruel to have that as the cliffhanger Next book now pleaseAlso While Mike is still doing stupid things he s dating Bev too and doesn t say a single word about it to Hannah Special Agent for the entire book he isn t as obnoxious this go round Maybe I just had enough Moishe to distract me or theact that Hannah is Sleep with the Fishes finally realizing that Mike will never be the right choiceor herNow if only Doctor Bev would get herself knocked off I am just over half way through the Hannah Swensen cozy mystery series with 14 Devil s Food Cake Murder written in 2011 by Joanne Fluke When I The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started theLongest War in American History flipped through the Acknowledgments section in the paperback it noted that Hannah was voted as the most liked non detective crime solver that year how interesting I love the series and think she s uiteun but each book seems to get a little lighter on plot and heavier on recipes I preferred the balance in the earlier novels yet they are still always a great read even if I m now down to about an hour to push through them despite being over 300 pages When I lip 10 pages to skip the recipe it breezes by uicklyIn this caper Hannah inds the dead body of Reverend Bob s temporary sit in while he s on his honeymoon with Claire Hannah s mom is watching Claire s A World on Fire fashion shop all the while trying not to insult the customers when they pick the wrong outfitsor their body type But the biggest change in this Lake Eden puzzle is Hannah s dating life She s waffled between Mike and Norman Setting Them Straight: You CAN Do Something About Bigotry and Homophobia in Your Life for 13 books beginning to see them both wane at her indecision and start seeing other people well now there s a massive decision that will change the events inuture books In one way I m glad as she was stringing them on or ar too long I agree with taking time to play the 100 ways to Fight the Flab - and still have wine and chocolate field and maybe it s only been 2 to 3 years in story time but it Poor grammar Boringly predictable plot Unbelievable and annoying characters Tedious detail with no imagination Unnatural repetitive dialogue An unfinished ending in order to get you to read the next book in the series which I will never do Poor writing and story construction Since this is
"on ny times "NY Times list I m really concerned about my ellow American readers The book is a bust but there are some good recipes I can t uit you Hannah Swenson even when you drive me crazyIn this latest installment Hannah and 92 year old Grandma Knudson are solving the mystery of the replacement Reverend in Lake Eden And the only thing wrong in Hannah s love life is that Norman seems to be very involved with his new dentistry partner Dr Bev a woman Hannah describes as 13 her dress size This one was on the goofy side with Dolores going undercover again at the Eagle Bar Moishe s up to his old tricks again too The editing in this one undercover again at the Eagle Bar Moishe s up to his old tricks again too The editing in this one a little sloppy since instead of identifying Minnesota s basketball team as the Timberwolves she calls the basketball team the Minnesota Wild which is instead the hockey teamAnd Hannah is now providing recipes or cat The Cello Suites : J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the search for a Baroque masterpiece food Gack The Butterscotch Bonanza Bars were a major disaster but the Nutmeg snaps were a hit Emily P I m willing to give up on most series if they re not workingor me but I have to The New Job Security find out what happens next As a rule I enjoy these books I visit each new installment in the series with the same inexplicableascination of a The Day Fidel Died: Cuba in the Age of Raúl, Obama, and the Rolling Stones (A Vintage Short) family spending aew days in Disney World glad to be there taking in the The New Odyssey: The Story of Europe's Refugee Crisis faux scenery but ever so glad to return home to comfortable shores devoid of excess The bad guy always gets caught The setting isamiliar and cozy albeit snowy and cold And aside The Jumbee fr. Ng uestions She soon discovers that the good Reverend wasn't uite the saintlyellow he appeared to be It will take some digging to ind the culprit but Hannah is sure of one thing even the most half baked murder plot can be oh so dead. .