A Good Day to Pie – ARC Book Review

Title:- A Good Day to Pie

Author:- Misha Pop

Date published:- will be published on 7th February 2023

Publisher:- Crooked Lane

Genre:- Cozy Mystery

No. of pages:- 320 pages


Plot:- 3/5

Writing:- 4/5

Overall rating:- 3.5/5

Everyone loves a good pie. But how about a pie that’s as deadly as it is delectable?

Daisy bakes a little murder into every pie she creates, and she and her dog, Zoe, deliver them to the town’s worst cads. Now, Daisy’s entered a televised, elimination-style competition and has a shot at $100k in prize money—but she still has a murder pie to deliver between filming.

In a completely unexpected turn of events, she discovers that her intended victim is one of the competition judges, and he turns up dead before the pie even arrives. Now, Daisy has to solve the murder—even if it means working a bit of magic—before someone calls foul play and exposes her murderous secret.

For anyone who’s ever fantasized about the world of competitive baking à la the Great British Bake Off—or has ever dreamed of getting back at that guy who wronged them years ago— Popp’s culinary cozy series is as alluring as a perfectly baked pie, this edgy yet utterly charming novel takes the idea of “a dessert to die for” to a whole new level.

Have you watched the reality TV show called The Great British Bake Off? Well, Daisy is going to take part in the reminiscent of the Great British Bake Off. Daisy is famous for murder pies so when she finds out that one of the judges in the competition was the one that she was supposed to be making the murder pie for, she was shocked. Competitions and drama enfold in the competition and one of them soon gets murdered…

This is the second book of the Pies Before Guys mystery and I was super excited to read the second book as I enjoyed reading the first book. This book was OK to me. The first part of the book was slightly boring–all about setting up the competitions–baking cakes and puddings and breads and of course a bit of drama off the screen. A girl named Chloe gets murdered first and soon one of the judges gets murdered. Daisy was determined to find out who the killer was even if she was eliminated from a round. I enjoyed reading this book and I do like the fact that there are recipes behind the book so we could try them at home! The descriptions of the food in general made my mouth water. Overall, this is an OK thriller which worth 3.5 stars! Cannot wait for the third book of the series.

Many thanks to Netgalley and Crooked Lane for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

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