Mar 022011

Key Lime Pie

Author: Josi S. Kilpack

Publisher: Deseret Book

Published: 2010

Softcover: 345 pages

Genre: Mystery/Suspense

ISBN-13: 978-1-60641-813-0

FTC FYI- I purchased my own copy

Hello, all!  Don’t adjust your computer screen.  It’s me!  I am taking over Wednesday’s.

Key Lime Pie is book four in the Sadie Hoffmiller mystery series.

While planting flowers for her required community service (see Devil’s Food Cake), Sadie Hoffmiller’s new friend Eric comes to say hi, and to flirt. Sadie can’t deny that she likes Eric, but she is dating Pete. While Pete and Sadie have never defined their relationship, she is torn with her feelings for both men. Eric takes a phone call. His daughter, Megan, has been missing for three years and the phone call was informing Eric that they found a body and need him to come to Florida right away. Sadie and Pete go on their date, but Sadie can’t get Eric and his situation out of her mind.  After her dinner, armed with cookies, she goes to Eric’s and asks what she can do to help, Eric asks Sadie to come to Florida with him, she says no.  They say goodbye and Eric is on his way. The next day, Sadie gets a call from Eric. He needs her to clean out a trailer so he can sell it right away and he also needs a box of Megan’s items sent to Florida right away. She rushes over to the house, finds the box, but can’t fight her natural “busy-bodiness”. She opens the box, and with the items inside, she can’t figure out why they would be of such importance. Because she is too curious, Sadie makes the decision to go to Florida herself to deliver it. When she gets there, however, things don’t go as planned.  We meet Layla, Megan’s mother and Larry, Layla’s second ex-husband.  And they have secrets of their own.

I loved this book. Josi’s stories are so expertly detailed and very well written. I was surprised with the turn that Key Lime Pie took, and was happy that I didn’t figure it out. Sadie has gotten herself in some pickles before, but this was by far the most suspenseful. Although she is very curious and a self-described busy body, Sadie genuinely cares about the people she is helping and is very resourceful. I really enjoyed the ending, and felt she made a very good decision about the men in the life.

Would I:

  • Recommend this book?  Absolutely.  It reads very fast, and is very exciting.  The ending surprised me too.
  • Read it again?  Yes!  Excited to read the next in the series Blackberry Crumble.

4 stars out of 5

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  4 Responses to “Key Lime Pie by Josi S. Kilpack”

  1. I enjoyed Key Lime Pie (along with the other mysteries in Josi’s series). And wow, those recipes look tasty . . .

  2. The cover doesn’t give any clue there’s a mystery in there. Thanks for the review!

  3. Love Josi. She’s a great writer and an awesome person. :)

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