*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.
Book one in the brand new Gluten Free Mystery series and what a solid start it is. Meet Mona as she gears up to open her new shop Jammin’ Honey with her best friend Vicki. Things are going great leading up to the grand opening until a fire breaks out in the kitchen of the shop essentially eliminating their plans to open. A remodel will be more in order but that may not happen either as Mona is accused of being the arsonist in an effort to get the insurance money. As if all of that is not bad enough a dead body is found in the rubble with the gossip mill claiming that Mona was having an affair with the man even though he was married. What follows is a twisting turning story as Mona just about goes wonky trying to clear her name and finds herself in danger instead. Overall this is a great start to this series that has lots of gluten free details worked in while still keeping the readers focus on the murder. Strong writing, an interesting main character, and a shop idea that I was finding fascinating. If you enjoy culinary cozy mysteries you should really give this one a try. I really enjoyed it so I give it 4/5 stars. I look forward to the next installment.