Can an online group of women really be true friends, or is it all just a lie they have spent an age imagining? The murder of one of their own could tear it all apart, and for one member in particular, Babette Martin, her very freedom may depend on finding the real killer. A web of lies, far too many instances of turning a blind eye, and the arrogance of one woman could tear apart the entire group. Far more is at stake, and the very sanity of one member could be in peril.
At just 29 years old, Allison seemed to have it all, as a successful investigative reporter. However, a mysterious event leaves her broke - and broken - and she is forced to leave the city and return to the town where she grew up - the seaside village of Curtain Bay. It's been 12 years since she was last there, and nothing has changed - least of all the annual Cheesecake Competition. The town's residents take it as seriously as ever, and this year Allison is the star judge.
Milly Dupont is recovering from an attack that nearly took her life and is settling back into the new normal. Her secret crush, Callum Davidson, has moved in next door and has brought his nephew Jake with him. Milly soon becomes aware that people have started to lose items from their homes and suspects it may be Jake but isn't sure. Then a local family from Wirkster is found murdered in what cops are calling a ritualistic fashion, and Milly is almost certain it's Jake when she finds a rather unique shirt covered in blood.
Hannah is a 22-year-old apprentice chef who dreams of greatness. Unfortunately, her dreams don't quite meet up with reality, and she spends just as much time in the kitchen accidentally starting fires, mixing up ingredients, and ruining functions as she does cooking. However, she gets her chance at a big break when the regular dessert chef calls in sick and Hannah is asked to make the dessert for a huge wedding reception that the restaurant is catering.
"I'll give a different book in this series a try"
Melanie Brown is 29 years old and getting a bit old for spring break. Her friends, Amber and Tina, convince her to give it one last go. A spring tradition for the girls since college, they book the same house on the beach for the same week. Finding their house occupied by a corpse wasn't part of the plan. The cops dismiss it as a weekend gone wrong but the ladies suspect it's far more. The body isn't just some unknown stranger, after all, it's Tina's fiancé's ex and her death wasn't suicide.
When Emma opens her own salon at last, she is beyond thrilled. It has taken four years of saving and planning to get here, and she even managed to leave her old salon on good terms with her former boss, Gina. Emma is on top of the world. Until someone is murdered right in front of her apartment, that is. The woman is a tourist with zero connections in town, and there is no reason at all that anyone should have killed her; unless you count the fact that she looks remarkably like Emma.
"Nails, Murder and a little Mayhem"
After a long move, the drama of settling in, and the almost foreign world of New York after living her whole life in Tennessee, Jenny is having a hard time adjusting. When she takes a cooking class to get her out of the house and meet new people, she never expects to be offered a place in a cooking competition, or that she had become a murder suspect!
"Fun short cozy mystery."
In the midst of the crush of a lifetime, Milly Dupont finds herself entangled in a murder mystery. Quiet little Milly who runs the quiet little tea shop across from the corner shop discovers that the shop owner has been possibly kidnapped, maybe even murdered. But where's Davina's body?
Amber Dearing is living her dream - she's finally the owner of her own brand new ice cream shop and she's got the chance to make it a huge success. Everything is riding on the Cow & Moon launch going as planned. With all of Amber's life savings poured into the business, she has no plan B. But when, on the day of the official launch, a women drops dead in the middle of store, Amber is not only in danger of losing her business - she is a prime suspect.
When Callum Davidson's ex-girlfriend Maria is found murdered in the hills behind Wirkster Village, not far from his home or Milly's, Callum is the first suspect. When he won't reveal an alibi, Milly's plans for Christmas with Callum are in jeopardy. She must convince him to prove his innocence, to tell the police where he was the night of the murder or face a lifetime in prison.