To Laurel McKay, there is nothing better than spending an autumn afternoon in the Apple Hill area, munching on caramel apples and cinnamon donuts. It’s a good thing her daughter Jenna has landed a seasonal job at Apple Tree Farm and Bakery.
Then Laurel stumbles over the bakery owner’s corpse coated in powdered sugar. Axel Thorson was a well-respected member of the community. Who wanted to sweeten him up?
The police arrest teen Tony Perez, the heartthrob grandson of the bakery manager,so Jenna decides to help him by solving the case herself, a move that lands her in jail. With Laurel’s detective honey in another state, and her octogenarian grandmother threatening to chase down the culprit, what’s a soccer mom with a sweet tooth to do but go undercover.
Detecting among donuts should be a piece of cake, but not if Laurel discovers first-hand that sugar can kill you.