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All You Need is Fudge
Candy-Coated #4
Nancy Coco

July 26, 2016/ ISBN 9781496701633
Mystery / Cozy / Amateur Sleuths

Reviewed by Katrina Wiese


Allie McMurphy is back with another sweet murder in All You Need is Fudge, the fourth book in the Candy-Coated mystery series by Nancy Coco. The story begins with Allie and best friend, Jenn Christensen, working hard to set the fudge shop in the Historic McMurphy Hotel apart by creating one-of-a-kind chocolate centerpieces for the annual yacht race, the highlight of the summer season. But Allie's world is turned upside down when Mal, Allie's adorable Bichon-Poo puppy, discovers yet another body, this time floating in the marina's water. When the body discovered turns out to be Carin Moore, the daughter of one of the yacht club's most influence families, all fingers point to Paige, who had a lifelong standing feud with the deceased. Allie feels that Paige, her boyfriend's sister, is being wrongly accused and sets forth on bringing in the killer, before the real facts get fudged over and the wrong person goes to jail.

I have been hooked on this series since the first book, All Fudged Up, was released. Nancy always writes an entertaining mystery full of intrigue and deliciousness. I was a bit frustrated with parts of this book because I wanted to strangle Trent, Allie's boyfriend, with how he handled the situation his sister was in. But because he finally wised up, I can say I am back to rooting for him and Allie. There are so many great characters that are part of this story that make reading each page a true joy. There is even a special romance, between two beloved characters, that takes center stage in this story that you won't want to miss!

I found this mystery to be an intriguing one that kept me guessing right up until the last few pages, and even then I was shocked. Like all of the books in this series, the descriptions will transport you right to Mackinac Island in Michigan and you will almost be able to taste the mouth-watering fudge temptations that Allie is stirring up.

Overall, All You Need is Fudge was another fun addition to the Candy-Coated mystery series. It was a fast read with delicious twists and turns around every corner. And don't forget to check out the fudge recipes! They are sure to delight your sweet tooth!


Reviewed 2016