Rick’s car blows up in his driveway. Lindsay is left with an image of Rick’s green SUV flying around the neighborhood along with pieces of Rick—a blue contact lens in Mrs. Hawkins’ driveway, a perfectly creased trouser leg hanging on the street sign, a vertebra on the immaculate lawn.
Since their divorce wasn’t final and Rick has no family, Lindsay assumes she is his only heir. Then Bryan Kollar, local celebrity bodybuilder and owner of the chain of gyms, Body by Bryan, comes into Death by Chocolate and asks to buy back the flour mill built by his great-grandfather and purchased by Rick before his death. Lindsay readily agrees that, as soon as she gets title, she’ll return it to him.
But before his estate is settled, Rick has more relatives than a lottery winner.
What was Rick planning to do with the old flour mill? Why does Bryan want it back? He doesn’t even eat refined flour!
Is the obnoxious Rickie Jr. really Rick’s son? Why is the woman who claims to be Rick’s mother so certain the child is not her grandson? Are these people really related to Rick, or was he actually an alien stranded on earth when the mother ship left without him?
Come for the Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars, stay for the murder, mayhem and fun!
Taken from a review:
“Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?
Yes, however, Sally Berneathy’s books always do! I did appreciate the dramatic effects and the pauses from the chapter break as well as the inflections in the narrator’s voice.
What about Sarianna Gregg’s performance did you like?
I liked the changes in her voice for the different characters and the clarity of the sound. The quality of the audio is superb.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Definitely made me smile several times – I do love all the Chocolate books so much.”
I grew up in a small rural town in southeastern Oklahoma where our favorite entertainment on summer evenings was to sit outside under the stars and tell stories. When I went to bed at night, instead of a lullaby, I got a story. That could be due to the fact that everybody in my family has a singing voice like a bullfrog with laryngitis, but they sure could tell stories—ghost stories, funny stories, happy stories, scary stories.
For as long as I can remember I’ve been a storyteller. Thank goodness for computers so I can write down my stories. It’s hard to make listeners sit still for the length of a book! Like my family’s tales, my stories are funny, scary, dramatic, romantic, paranormal, magic.
Besides writing, my interests are reading, eating chocolate and riding my Harley.
I have two ongoing mystery series, Death by Chocolate (Death by Chocolate; Murder, Lies and Chocolate; and The Great Chocolate Scam, Chocolate Mousse Attack, and Fatal Chocolate Obsession) and Charley’s Ghost (The Ex Who Wouldn’t Die, The Ex Who Glowed in the Dark and The Ex Who Conned a Psychic). Death by Chocolate and The Ex Who Wouldn’t Die are USA Today Bestsellers.
I also sold fifteen romance novels ranging from comedy to dark suspense under the names Sally Carleen, Sally Steward and Sara Garrett. For those novels, I won several awards including National Readers’ Choice, Romantic Times Best Silhouette Romance and two Rita finalist slots.
Contact information is available on my website. I love to talk to readers! And writers. And riders. And computer programmers. And teachers. And gardeners. And dogs. And puppets and poets and pirates and pawns and kings. Okay, I just love to talk!
- February 24 – March 1: “Crossing genre takes great skill, please discuss stories that have succeeded at it.” - February 23, 2020
- February 17 – 23: “Are broken-hearted villains suspenseful?” - February 16, 2020
- February 10 – 16: “What’s love got to do with it?” - February 9, 2020