I fear I'm slowly becomming addicted to the 'Coffee House mysteries' but no matter- this book was far better than the first one in my opinion- filled with even more delicious recipes and fun, informative coffee facts. The characters are developed more too and the plot had slightly more depth than the first in the series.
'Through the grinder' sees 'Village Blend' coffee shop manager Clare becomming embroiled in another murder investigation- or three, following the suspicious 'suicides' of some of her female coffee house regulars. Along with Matteo, her ex-husband, and the lucious Detective Mike Quinn, Clare is determined to prove that it wasn't suicide... it was murder. The only trouble is, in solving these alleged suicides, it may implicate Bruce Bowman as a suspect- the sexy new architect Clare has recently hooked up with.
Clare's life is never easy, is it? Suffice to say, I won't spoil the ending for you. What I *will* say is that this book is a highly entertaining read, but I think you need to read 'On what grounds' (book 1) before you pick up this one, just to get a feel for the characters first. Be warned: You may not be able to put them down!