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The Hidden Corpse

Food Blogger Mystery Series, Book 2
Written by: Debra Sennefelder
Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu
Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins

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Former reality TV baking show contestant and recent divorcee Hope Early is trying to find her recipe for success as a food blogger - but murder keeps getting in the mix....

When Hope's elderly neighbor perishes in a home fire, she can't help but feel somewhat responsible. Only the day before, Peggy Olson had called her over, having burned a pot on the stove while she was sleeping and filling the house with smoke. In fact, she couldn't even remember cooking. Clearly, it was dangerous for the woman to live alone. 

But it turns out she wasn't alone. When a second body is discovered in the basement of the burned house, suddenly what appeared to be a tragic accident is beginning to look like premeditated murder. As rumors spread like wildfire, Hope is determined to sort out the facts and smoke out a killer, but she might be jumping from the frying pan straight into the fire....

©2019 Debra Sennefelder (P)2019 Tantor
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  • Debbie Lacey
  • 11-03-20

LOVING THIS SERIES

HOPE ONCE AGAIN ENDS UP IN TROUBLE, IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE, BUT THERE IS SO MUCH FUN ALONG THE WAY. SMALL TOWN GOSSIP, SMALL TOWN POLITICS, 2 MEN, OR IS IT 3? NOT TO MINIMIZE MURDER IN A SMALL TOWN. NOW I AM OFF TO LISTEN TO THE NEXT BOOK IN THE SERIES. LOVE THIS SERIES!

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  • Beatrice
  • 31-03-19

Last book for me

This should be called the Doormat Mysteries. Everyone comes to Hope with their problems and she pretends to say no only to give in after putting up a little fight. Then she insinuates herself into a murder investigation and somehow figures it all out.

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  • Emily Chason Gilchrist
  • 27-04-19

Another great one

She just is a great writer. Keeps you guessing from page one. I love it.

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  • Debra Jo
  • 01-04-19

A Food Blogger that will make you crave for murder

Another great mystery set off by a great cast of characters.

In the second installment of The Food Blogger Mysteries, we see missing persons, corruption, and of course, murder.

With her sleuthing behind her, Hope decides its time to focus on her blog and her old home. Everything seems to be going smoothly in the small town of Jefferson until a prominent woman of the community goes missing. It doesn't really help that the missing woman's husband is Hope's current lecturer in a blog seminar, and he is turning to Hope for comfort. When a neighbor's house is set on fire by arson shortly after, its seems there may be more going on in Jefferson. After finding out her neighbor perished in the fire, Hope is determined to find out who is responsible. With the help of her dear friend and reporter, Drew, as well as Jane, friend and former mystery writer, Hope is ready to get to the bottom of everything but is she really ready to deal with what she uncovers.
Uncovering possible corruption in a small town while trying to solve a murder can be very harmful to your health. When threats start showing up on Hope's door, literally, the hunky Chief Ethan asks Hope to please stay out of the case. If that's not enough, let's throw Hope into a bit of scandal. This is all she needs as her sister, Claire, is currently campaigning for mayor.
Can Hope uncover all the lies and mysteries going on in Jefferson before its too late?

I received an advanced digital copy of this novel from NetGalley. I also purchased the audio version from Audible. The narrator, Callie Beaulieu, is amazing. I highly recommend both.
I also recommend, Murder Wears a Little Black Dress, book one in the Resale Boutique series, by Debra Sennefelder, that was released in January

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-03-19

No more

This is my last book in this series. The mystery is ok, but Hope is an incredibly annoying character. She constantly lets herself get talked into doing things she doesn't want to do. Then she moans and groans about having so much to do. This book is filled with Hope complaining, having second and third thoughts about her actions or poking her nose in to the business of others. Her investigation is clumsy and Hope looks like the annoying busybody she is. But, perhaps that's just the writing style of Debra Sennefelder. Most of the characters are over the top and annoying. Callie Beaulieu isn't one of my favorite narrators. She doesn't add anything to this book. I won't be getting the next book.