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Murder and Chocolate Fudge Cake

Mysteries of Treasure Cove, Book 1
Narrated by: Carrie Burgess
Series: Mysteries of Treasure Cove , Book 1
Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
4 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Summary

A shocking murder. A friend in need. A dangerous investigation. And cake.

One of Sabrina Carlson's oldest friends is found murdered. Unfortunately, she doesn't have time to grieve. After all, the killer is out there somewhere. And she isn't about to let them get away.

Instead, Sabrina is going to do everything in her power to bring the guilty party to justice - even if it means risking her life. But is she really prepared to discover the truth? Or will this investigation break her?

Find out by buying a copy of Murder and Chocolate Fudge Cake right now! This is the first book in the Mysteries of Treasure Cove series. If you like pause-resisting cozy mysteries featuring a picturesque coastal setting, plenty of twists and turns, and a witty sleuth, then this is the book for you.

©2018 Meredith Potts (P)2018 Meredith Potts

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ok-ish

I received a free copy in exchange for a review.
unfortunately overall I was disappointed with this book. Maybe the print copy reads better than the audiobook. My main gripe is that conversations felt clunky: too much, I said, she said etc. etc. For me that distracted from the story.
It is only a short book and I thought/ hoped it would be a guilty pleasure and a bit of a comfort read. Even though it is short, there's not much to the story, but even so the ending felt rushed.

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Love story continued in the future

This is so nice we continue the story further ahead in time - nice to see how things turned out and who did what, so many series you are left wondering how things turned out........if you loved the original books you will love this.

I was given this audiobook free in the hope I would give a review but I would have bought it in any as I love the Treasure Cove series.

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A fun listen

This is the first of the Treasure Cove Mysteries and I found it quite enjoyable. A husband and wife team solving murders, although for some reason Sabrina has no police qualifications but its fine for her to be his partner!
I found the narration a little slow, but I just sped it up a bit and it was fine.
That being said it was a nice short listen and a sweet book that kept me guessing til the end, I'd happily listen to more in the series if they are similar.

Please note, I did receive a free copy of this book in return for an unbiased review.

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  • Rebecca Azizov
  • 07-01-19

great and cozy

another wonderful book in the new series by a wonderful wonderful author as always the story was well-written and very interesting it was very cozy and endearing and the Mystery was great

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  • Christina
  • 19-01-19

Another perfect cozy!

I am a big fan of Meredith Potts, and I really enjoy her writing because I can guarantee it will be a cozy mystery that has all the things I love: characters who are endearing, a mystery I get to solve along with Sabrina and David, plenty of red herrings, and a satisfying plot. Not to mention, the narration is also great because I feel like it brings the characters to life. I specifically love how we as readers get to follow along with Sabrina & David as they question suspects, so we get all the clues and can use them to solve the crime. In some other cozy mysteries the big pieces of info are withheld and here we get them all! This is a fun series I would highly recommend!

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  • Susan C-K
  • 16-01-19

Cozy Mystey!

This was a nice story, first in the series of The Mysteries of Treasure Cove. Sabrina Carlson and her husband David are trying to solve a murder. The book was enjoyable and fun. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • tarafarah7: Tara Brown
  • 12-01-19

Light and Fun!

Murder and Chocolate Fudge Cake by Meredith Potts, narrated by Carrie Burgess is a light and fun cozy mystery for those who enjoy them most! While it can stand alone, it is part of a series, if you choose to continue solving cases alongside this husband-wife duo. Sabrina, the main character, is first introduced to us in The Daley Buzz Cozy Mystery series. Years later when we meet her again, Sabrina is married, has a 10-year-old daughter, and is solving cases full-time with her husband. This later series is called Mysteries of Treasure Cove; this book is part of that series. The only thing that is confusing to me is there are two books in the Treasure Cove series listed as Book 1 - this one and Murder and Layer Cake. Either way, I don't think makes a difference the order in which they are read because each one is a complete mystery from start to finish and not dependent upon the storylines of the others to make sense. However, I do recommend starting with The Daley Buzz series because it's fun getting to know the characters when they were younger, but that is just personal preference. As I listened, though, I again felt like I had heard this audiobook/storyline before, or at least parts of it. I could be wrong, and since I also own the print copy of this book, I'm hoping the familiarity is stemming from reading it. If I had any advice it would be to create a storyline and/or setting that greatly differs from book to book, giving readers and listeners a new experience with each case, while keeping true to the characters we know and love. Don't be scared to go out on a limb....we are fans of cozies, after all! We love a good case, especially when it's memorable. :-)

The narration by Carrie Burgess is great! The quality of the recording is professional and not rushed. Her voice and tone are perfect for this series, and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to her.

Overall, I give Murder and Chocolate Fudge Cake: Mysteries of Treasure Cove, Book 1 by Meredith Potts, narrated by Carrie Burgess 4/5 stars. The length is perfect for me, since I prefer shorter listens to longer ones. If you love listening to books in a series, this is the author to follow because you don't have to wait very long for the next in series to come out on audio! I love that! Meredith Potts is amazing in the sense that she doesn't make her listeners wonder when (or if) the next book will be recorded. I have listened to almost all of her books (I missed the first few in The Daley Buzz series), and I plan to continue as long as she keeps writing and Carrie Burgess keeps recording.

Thank you for reading my review. I hope it was helpful. Happy listening! :-)

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  • Catrina P
  • 12-01-19

Murder and Chocolate Fudge Cake

A short cozy mystery set in Treasure Cove. Sabrina and David work together to solve the murder of a longtime friend.

The storyline and narration were both enjoyable. A nice afternoon listen.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • mandy
  • 12-01-19

great!

This was a fantastic cozy mystery! Great story with wonderful characters and the narration was really well done! I can't wait to listen to more by this author.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. The fact that I was gifted this book had no influence over my opinion of it.

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  • April H.
  • 10-01-19

Dead End

Murder and Chocolate Fudge Cake
: Meredith Potts


This is the second book I've listened to in this series. I love a good cozy mystery where the protagonist does their own investigating. I find it hard to believe a law enforcement agency would allow a non LEO wife to act as a partner with her husband. Other than trying to get past that the storyline doesn't require a lot of attention from the listener. The suspects are so so, a lot of bluster but no real depth.



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed by Carrie Burgess.



I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Roger Fauble
  • 09-01-19

Entertaining & enjoyable read

My sixteenth read/listen from author Meredith Potts, A cute, well-written & enjoyable clean cozy mystery, my fourth read in this series. I was given an Audible copy of this book & am voluntarily reviewing it. I was impressed and enjoyed the vocal variety & inflections of the narrator. So good that I just went out & added 2 more books in the series to my TBR list! (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

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  • Clau
  • 09-01-19

Another great story

This is the first book in a new series, in which Sabrina and David are married, and they have a 10 years old daughter.

What I really enjoyed (aside of the mystery!) was the glimpse in their everyday life. It was really lovely =D And we get to see most of the old friends we met in the previous series, and see how they are doing \o/

But the calm is soon broken by a murder, and not a stranger's murder, but the one of a dear Sabrina's friend. She and David must find the murderer, not only to their own closure but for the daughter of his friend, too.

The narration was really good, and adds to the enjoyment of the book.

Another nice story that will be enjoyed for those who like clean cosy mysteries =D

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  • PATRICIA
  • 08-01-19

Sabrina & David later in life!

Mysteries of Treasure Cove gives us a look at the town 10 years in later, and Sabrina and David are still solving murders! This small town has seen it's share of tragedy, and this latest murder is close to Sabrina. But will it stop her from investigating? She is more determined than ever to find the culprit and is not afraid to ask all that may be involved. This is a great idea, giving us that glimpse of Sabrina and David later in life. It's good to see how they take care of their daughter, Jessica and we see how well Sabrina's mom and grandmother have been doing too. I love the consistency of characters too! It's always fun to have the same characters, like Shannon and Crystal pop up. It's like coming back home! If you loved the first series, you will definitely want to give this a listen. Narrated by Carrie Burgess and she does a very good job portraying all the members of Treasure Cove!

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