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Gone for Gouda by Korina Moss: A Book Review

Happy National Cheese Lover’s Day! I am known to say, “Cheese is life,” because it is! And what better way to celebrate this wonderful day with a review of Gone for Gouda by Korina Moss!

The second book in the Cheese Shop Mystery series, we find cheesemonger Willa is hosting a cookbook event at her cheese shop of an influencer Phoebe, who originated from their small town, Yarrow Glen. After conceding to Phoebe’s divaish demands and Phoebe’s enraptured assistant, Thomas, she starts to prepare for the book signing and cook demonstration the guest of honour is found murdered the morning of the event.

The pacing was perfect and the mystery had me guessing the entire time. There were enough red herrings thrown in the way and also, enough of the characters driving the story along to ensure the plot focus wasn’t inundated with details that I typically don’t find entertaining. I figured out who the killer was very close to the reveal in the story and the mystery overall was cleverly written. And I love the mouthwatering recipes shared at the end. Might have to try them out.

I’m looking forward to continuing reading this fun series!

Thank you Minotaur Books for the gifted copy. Thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.


Book Description

Yarrow Glen’s newest cheese shop, Curds & Whey, has a lot on its plate, but cheese monger Willa Bauer relishes a challenge. There’s a float to build for the fall festival, plus the French-inspired cheese shop is playing host to celebrity vegan chef Phoebe Winston. But when photos surface that prove this vegan influencer is, in fact, a carnivore, things crumble faster than any cheese on the market: Phoebe is murdered. Willa’s employee, the affable Archie, was the last one to see Phoebe alive and the first person the police suspect. To clear his name Willa must uncover who’s been up to no gouda...

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