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Summary

When Nikki's husband of 20 years decides that he wanted a different life in Los Angeles it spawns a new life for her as well. Leaving behind Atlanta and her journalism career there, she and her college-bound son move to the small and tightknit town of Maple Hills, Vermont. With a bustling tourist season, the thriving community seems the perfect place to set up her new chocolate shop...yet opening day proves more deadly than profitable.

A hit and run right outside her shop door leaves a man dead and questions swirling. When the victim is identified as Steven Denforth, the most hated and reviled man in town, it resurrects the fissures that had recently torn Maple Hills apart. It seems that when Denforth first came to town, the quiet man bought the local paper, then proceeded to publish damning articles about some of the communities' most prominent members - secrets that no one should have known about.

Now he is dead and everyone is a suspect, including Nikki. As both a former reporter and an FBI consultant, Nikki instinctively knows the dirt in Maple Hills is piled high and if she doesn't get to the bottom of it, and to the murder, then her stay in the quaint Northern Town may very well be short lived.

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  • Jan
  • 28-01-18

Good!

As a first in series it's a pretty good effort. The plot is good and has some interesting aspects, but the characterization needs work, hopefully in succeeding episodes. The best things are that it is just the right length for household tasks, the ride to work, or whatever without being too intense. The other is that I got it as Whispersync on the cheap courtesy of Book Gorilla, so that means that I can investigate more of the series!

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  • happyjo
  • 08-01-18

New town, small town murder

Big city reporter moves to a small town and opens a chocolate shop. Who knew a small town could be so dangerous?

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  • Georgie
  • 05-08-17

narrator aweful

What did you like best about Raspberry Truffle Murder? What did you like least?

The story is good but the narrator is aweful. So boring and monotone. I am having a hard time listening so I have to stay busy with other things or be put to sleep! Narrator has ruined this book for me.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Monotone. Boring. Reads like a third grader. Strictly narrates...no emphasis, no feeling.

Did Raspberry Truffle Murder inspire you to do anything?

Clean garage to stay awake.

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  • D. Hofmann
  • 03-08-17

Not my cup of tea!

I can't even excuse it as a fun, fluff read. I really can't recommend it.