Cookies to Die For by Dene Low
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Source: Received from Publisher to Review
Genre: Clean Suspense
Book Description: As the busy mother of four rambunctious sons, down time for Jane has always been hard to come by. So when her crazy brood embarks on a weeklong campout with her husband, Jane eagerly anticipates a week of solitude and relaxation. But she is anything but alone. A pair of criminals has taken up residence in her suburban home, and Jane is an unwitting pawn in their bumbling attempt to attain a key piece of evidence they believe is hidden on the property. Appeasing the villains with her irresistible home cooking, Jane struggles to unravel the mystery and plot her escape. And with time running out to foil her clumsy captors, Jane must rely on unconventional methods if she has any hope of slipping through their clutches. Who knew that the lessons learned in Relief Society would come in handy in the face of dis-organized crime?
My thoughts: A middle aged mother of 4 boys expects a quite week while her son and boys are on a campout. What really awaits her is a nightmare. She is held hostage in her own home while the bad guys search for something her husband inadvertently purchased.
The book is written as an essay assigned in a college class. It is meant to be therapeutic for Jane, to put everything down on paper and to come to terms with the situation. There are many side notes to the teacher explaining Jane's religious references.
The book is written with humor. Jane is able to take lessons she has learned throughout her life and apply them to keeping mentally ahead of her captors.
This book is cute. It's short and quickly read. I didn't relate to the characters, but enjoyed reading about them.