SNOW KISS COOKIES TO DIE FOR by Wendy Kendall
Fiction, Contemporary Romantic Suspense, Novella (98 pages)
Blurb: First grade teacher Desiree Tucker is on the brink of winter holidays with her new, romantic boyfriend when danger encroaches on her joy. Ominous, untraceable texts buzz on her cell phone. Terrifying secret Santa gifts show up for her in the classroom. As the stalker moves closer to the prey, Desiree doesn’t know who she can trust. Her charming new man is a prime suspect. Is he a deadly stalker? If not him, who? What can she learn from the legend of the snow kiss cookie? Just when she’s starting to believe in magic again, she finds herself fighting for her life.
Thoughts: Dez is a first grade teacher with the wonderful idea of having her students do a Secret Santa project. Everyone is excited about the game until a stalker decides to play with Dez—and not in a good way. Threatening texts, stockings filled with disturbing gifts send Dez to the cops, making her suspect everyone, including her new boyfriend Leo. There are plenty of suspects in this who-done-it and the author keeps you guessing right up to the end.
This isn’t your normal sweet Christmas story. It’s a bit dark and suspenseful, but with a satisfying ending that will leave you smiling.
Recommendation: If you’re looking for a short, suspenseful romance, definitely pick this one up.
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