The Golden Spoon by Jessa Maxwell

The Golden Spoon by Jessa MaxwellThe Golden Spoon by Jessa Maxwell
Published by Atria Books on March 7, 2023
Genres: Mystery
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

About The Golden Spoon

This debut novel is the Great British Bake-Off meets Knives Out. Six amateur bakers are competing in Bake Week, filmed in a remote stately home.  At first, the shoot appears to be plagued with accidents and mishaps. Then it becomes obvious that something more sinister is at play. All of the bakers, both judges, and some crew members have secrets.

My thoughts about The Golden Spoon

Told from rotating points of view and flashbacks, personal mysteries are slowly revealed. Each voice was perfectly captured – I was never at a loss as to which character was narrating the chapter. The final reveal was incredibly satisfying.

This contemporary cozy contains lots of exquisite baking descriptions and details. I wanted to taste so many of the creations!

The story moved quickly. Each chapter revealed something crucial about a character – their backstory or motivation. Or possible guilt.

It’s obvious to see why it’s being adapted for Hulu. I can’t wait to watch it!

In closing

The perfect read for baking competitions and mystery fans alike. Try Battle Royal by Lucy Parker or A Good Day to Pie by Misha Popp.

Thank you Atria Books for the ARC.

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About Jessa Maxwell

Jessa Maxwell lives in Jamestown, Rhode Island, with her husband, two cats, and three-legged dog. The Golden Spoon is her first novel.

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