Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and the Corpse by Harper Lin

Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse (A Cape Bay Cafe Mystery) (Volume 1) - Harper Lin

Francesca Amaro moves back to her hometown of Cape Bay, Massachusetts, and takes over the family business, Antonia’s Italian Café. She spends her days making delicious artisan cappuccinos, until she stumbles upon her neighbor’s dead body. When the police discover Mr. Cardosi was poisoned, Francesca becomes a suspect.
The victim’s son, Matty, happens to be Francesca’s old high school friend. Together, they uncover the secrets of the locals in order to find the killer in their idyllic beach town.


Honestly I was disappointed with this book.
Firstly it took me ages to finish it, even though it was a quite short one, but I had to force my self to pick it up and continue. At some points I was so bored, that I even thought of dnfing it.
Secondly, I quite like cozy mysteries, that are funny, fluffy and with a little bit of romance, but there were nothing interesting about this book. The mystery was poorly done, the main character Fran was 30 and something years old, but sometimes acted like she was a teenager. All the time she gave an impression, that she can do everything better, than the professionals. Also there were lack of character development overall, because I couldn't care less about any of them. Well, maybe I'm lying, actually I liked the dog and that's all. Moreover, there were nothing funny about this book and the romance between characters felt strange.
Thirdly, the ending was too rushed compared to the rest of the book, and didn't make any sense.

Do I recommend this book ? Definitely not.