To Have and to Kill

To Have and to Kill

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"New York Times" bestselling author Mary Jane Clark delights readers with her tasty new mystery "To Have and to Kill" Piper Donovan never imagined that decorating wedding cakes could be so dangerous! A struggling actress with no immediate prospects and a recently broken engagement, Piper moves back in with her parents to take stock of her life. She steps tentatively into the family bakery business and finds herself agreeing to create a wedding cake for the acclaimed star of a daytime television drama. But soon someone close to the bride-to-be is horribly murdered and it seems that that someone is ruthlessly determined to stop the wedding. With the help of her former neighbor, Jack, a handsome FBI agent with a soft spot for the gorgeous cake-maker, Piper moves closer to the truth. And as she narrows in on a suspect, she realizes that it's hotter in the kitchen than she may be able to handle. . . .
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Product details

  • Hardback | 307 pages
  • 147.32 x 210.82 x 30.48mm | 408.23g
  • William Morrow & Company
  • United States
  • English
  • 0061995541
  • 9780061995545
  • 1,733,962

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"She understands how to hang on to her audience. Her characters are the sorts with whom many readers identify."--USA Today
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2,701 ratings
3.56 out of 5 stars
5 18% (479)
4 34% (923)
3 37% (991)
2 9% (249)
1 2% (59)

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To Have and To Kill is a very light romance, with some nice one-liners and a pleasant dose of mystery. I admit, I didn't twig to who the killer was until about page 198 (of 248), and although I wasn't fooled by the misdirection, the final revelation came as a bit of a shock. The story flowed well, with likable characters and a believable plot; the in-depth baking tips are just an added bonus. It's not a gripping read, it's light and easy, with no gore and no real romance, but it does manage to leave its readers with a contented happy ever after (and a recipe for buttercream icing). It's most certainly an enjoyable read that's easy to get into and makes for a very pleasant afternoon read out in the sunshine. Not for the reader looking for intense emotions, hot steam, or dramatic action; think hammock, sipping mojitos, and gentle breezes for your perfect reading more
by Alison Sammes
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