Monday, September 30, 2013

Blog Tour: Rocky Road by Josi S. Kilpack

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Book Description:

It was supposed to be a girls’ weekend in scenic St. George, Utah that would include shopping, trying out the local cuisine, and participating in a breast cancer fundraiser. The fact that one of the organizers of the fundraising event, a local doctor, disappeared two months ago was not supposed to be Sadie’s problem. In fact, she refuses to participate in the grassroots investigation her friend Caro, and Caro’s cousin, Tess, have put together prior to her arrival. But then she meets the ex-wife of the missing doctor. How could she not ask a few questions . . . that lead to a few more questions . . . that lead to a small town and yet even more questions. Before she knows it, Sadie is in the middle of yet another murder investigation and trying to piece together a convoluted trail of good intentions, hidden motivations, and philanthropy turned big business.


Rocky Road is a great addition to the Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mysteries. When I first heard about this book I was excited that it was taking place in a familiar location (St. George, Utah). The story was very intriguing, and my suspicions were proved wrong with Kilpack's twists and turns.

The resolution was a big surprise. It all made sense after it was revealed, but I'll admit I was a bit sad about it. The "bad guy" was so smooth. I was definitely taken in, and the idea of someone doing everything this person did is just sad (maybe the idea hit me harder being familiar with the community-yes, I know this is fiction, but the idea of this type of deceit was just sad).

The recipes in this book sound so delicious! I can't wait to give them a try. And, the sneak peak of Josi's next book is such a great way to end this book. I am really looking forward to learning more about Sadie's extended family, and how the mystery presented will unfold.

Rocky Road is clean with a great amount of suspense. I missed having Pete in this story, but he is mentioned enough throughout that it keeps those interested in their romance happy.

If you are looking for an entertaining suspense that is a quick read, don't miss Rocky Road and the rest of the Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mysteries.

About Author Josi S. Kilpack:
Born and raised in Salt Lake City Utah, I met my husband in high-school--well, he wasn't my husband then, just the cute guy in weight training with the permed mullet--and we married in 1993. I wrote my first book while on bed rest with my third child and have gone on to publish 20 novels, the most recent being part of The Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery Series. I currently live in Willard, Utah with my husband, children, and cat.
Culinary Mysteries by Josi Kilpack
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Rocky Road Title: Rocky Road
Author: Josi S. Kilpack
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Published: September 2013
ISBN: 1609075935
Source: I received an eCopy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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