Saturday, October 15, 2016

🍫5 Stars for BEHIND CHOCOLATE BARS by Kathy Aarons 🍫

Behind Chocolate Bars (A Chocolate Covered Mystery, #3)
by: Kathy Aarons
Series: A Chocolate Covered Mystery
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Release Date: October 4, 2016
Source: Penguin ~ Berkley Prime Crime


Best friends and business partners Michelle and Erica have a monstrous to-do list as they prepare for the annual West Riverdale Halloween Fair. Their shop, Chocolates and Chapters, will have a booth at the event, where Michelle will serve spooky delights while Erica displays an assortment of spine-chilling books. Thank goodness the teenagers from Erica’s comic-book club are chipping in to help. But one of their volunteers winds up in trouble after a woman’s body is found in an abandoned house—with the teen’s superhero key ring close by.

The teen swears he didn’t do it, but he’s obviously hiding something—leaving Michelle and Erica with a witch’s cauldron of questions. Soon they discover that the dead woman was tricking a whole bunch of people out of more than just treats. Now these two friends must go door-to-door if they hope to unmask a killer…

Kathy Aarons takes readers back to Chocolates and Chapters with best friends and sleuthing duo Michelle Serrano and Erica Russell, with Behind Chocolate Bars, the third book in her Chocolate Covered Mystery series.

I read the second book, Truffled to Death, and immediately fell in love with the characters from West Riverdale, Maryland.  I couldn't wait for Behind Chocolate Bars to come out.  I was definitely not disappointed.  Picking up the book was immediately like sitting down and indulging in a nice mug of hot chocolate.

Behind Chocolate Bars finds Michelle and Erica doing everything they can to prove their sixteen-year-old intern, Dylan Fenton isn’t charged with murder.  With the help of Bean, Erica’s brother (who happens to be Michelle’s boyfriend), Zane (Erica’s computer expert) and other teens who are part of Erica’s comic book club, they set out to discover all they can about the victim.

It seems there's more to the victim than meets the eye.  The more information they uncover, the greater the suspect pool becomes.  Just when it seems like they will be unsuccessful in their quest, the killer puts Michelle and the teens in their cross hairs.  It's going to take paying close attention to catch this killer before they strike again.

Behind Chocolate Bars was simply a perfect cozy mystery.  I found myself enjoying the journey Kathy takes readers on as opposed to singularly focusing on figuring out all the clues before Michelle and Erica did.  I loved watching the relationships between Michelle and Erica’s significant others progress.  I wish I had my hands on the next book in this series.

**Received a copy from the Penguin ~ Berkley Prime Crime and reviewed the book voluntarily.**

Rating: 5

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  1. I can't wait! Well, actually, I am waiting for The library! What a great review, I look forward to reading it too!

    1. Thank you! I hope you enjoy the book!


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