Against the Currant Book Review

Against the Currant

A Spice Isle Bakery Mystery

By: Olivia Matthews

Publish Date: 24 January 2023

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press, St. Martin’s Paperbacks

Mystery and Thrillers


100 Book ReviewsProfessional Reader

I would like to than both NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for allowing me to read and review this book.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Little Caribbean, Brooklyn, New York: Lyndsay Murray is opening Spice Isle Bakery with her family, and it’s everything she’s ever wanted. The West Indian bakery is her way to give back to the community she loves, stay connected to her Grenadian roots, and work side-by-side with her family. The only thing getting a rise out of Lyndsay is Claudio Fabrizi, a disgruntled fellow bakery owner who does not want any competition.

On opening day, he comes into the bakery threatening to shut them down. Fed up, Lyndsay takes him to task in front of what seems to be the whole neighborhood. So when Claudio turns up dead a day later—murdered—Lyndsay is unfortunately the prime suspect. To get the scent of suspicion off her and her bakery, Lyndsay has to prove she’s innocent—under the watchful eyes of her overprotective brother, anxious parents, and meddlesome extended family—what could go wrong?

Book Review:

I gave this book 4 stars. I enjoyed how the family pulled together to help Lynds in her time of need. I really enjoyed how the grandma had it all together and even pushed her to ask for the help she needed. There were a lot of characters in the book, and you had to keep them in the back of your mind as you read. Since this is a mystery book, I won’t go into it too much. The Goodreads synopsis gives you plenty information on what happens. I will say Lynds tends to go off half cock into things she shouldn’t. There were several times she could have been hurt because of her temper and her memories of how she was bullied as a high schooler. I like how she started to have more confidence in herself as the story came to an end.

Published by debbierpayne

Mother of six and Grandmother of 7. I enjoy reading, sewing, cooking, and crocheting. I am an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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