Birch Point Lake Park is the perfect place in Maine to enjoy your favorite food truck and a day playing in the sun. Unfortunately, a rash of murders overwhelm the beloved trucks upending the lives of families now desperately determined to clear their names while clinging to their faith.
Death by Food Truck mixes, bakes, and serves four faith-based cozy mysteries as the perfect palate cleanser for your next night curled on the couch.
In “Un-lucky Noodles”, Mei and her best friend Wei have poured their lives into their popular food truck, slowly rebuilding after Mei runs away from an abusive relationship. But suddenly her ex turns up threatening to bring her world down one more time.
In “Dead as Donut”, Angel, with the support of her grandmother Ida, has finally opened the donut truck of her dreams. Her sugary sweet concoctions are popular with the construction crews until one of their own turns up dead behind her truck.
In “Lethal Spuds”, Shanice is helping her grandfather run the Spudmobile for the summer when accusations of poisoning abound from an unlikely source.
Finally, in “Taco Tragedy”, Marissa is dreaming of expanding her award-winning fare to a lakefront building when a food judge mysteriously chokes in front of her truck.
Death by Food Truck is a predictable, diverse cozy mystery collection that brings humor and grace to each story. They are reminders of faith through trials and God’s overarching love and forgiveness.
“Un-lucky Noodles” may contain triggers for those with a history of emotional and/or physical abuse. “Lethal Spuds” may contain triggers for war refugees or members of the military, particularly from the Vietnam era.
I enjoyed each one of these easy, quick reads perfectly suited for my bedtime routine. I highly recommend it for young adult and adult readers who enjoy faith based books or cozy mysteries. These stories would make an enjoyable adult book club discussion or teaching moments for young adults.
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Katie Daniels is a speech language pathologist in Florida, where she resides with her husband and their pup-child. She has dabbled in professional and personal writing over the years, but only recently began sharing her work with others. She is a proud Florida kid who enjoys meeting new people, seeing new places, and all things related to laughter, travel, faith, Disney, reading, and F.S.U. football. She is easily bribed with donuts or mac ‘n cheese.
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