🥧 Rhubarb Pie Before You Die by Gin Jones⁠

🧄 App developer Mabel inherits her aunt’s Stinkin’ Stuff Farm and moves to the farm, to try and sell it. After a dispute over grass clippings with a local rhubarb breeder, she discovers the breeder dead in his greenhouse. Mabel knows she might be a prime suspect, so she starts digging up more information about the dead man and the list of people he’s been arguing with is longer than she imagined.⁠

♥️ I liked:⁠
🚜 The farm. I really enjoyed learning a bit about farming life, I didn’t even know that garlic farms were a thing, to be honest. Also, I didn’t know anything about barn cats and I loved reading about it.⁠
👩 The characters. Mabel is a great character and her love for both App developing and farming is really unique. I liked seeing her getting used to village life, with people coming round all the time, forcing her to be more extrovert and talkative. I also enjoyed her bonding with Rory, Emily and Josephine the librarian.⁠
🌾 I also really appreciated the fact that Mabel doesn’t want to sell the farm to a developer, but only to a farmer, to keep her aunt legacy.⁠
🔍 The whodunnit. The last chapters of the book kind of blew my mind, I wasn’t expecting it at all. So well done to the author for not making the story too obvious and easy to understand.⁠
📑 The recipes at the end of the book. Who doesn’t like a book with recipes?⁠

🤔 I wasn’t so sure about:⁠
The pace. I found some chapters maybe a bit too slow, more difficult to read than others. ⁠
⁠⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5 A nice cosy mystery, perfect for a slow Sunday on the sofa.

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