REVIEW: Blackmail and Bibingka

Another fun installment of the Macapagal family cooks and solves murders series. These reads are light and fun with a mystery inside that you can solve along with Lila. Granted, this family is not like most families, one of us has just been accused of murder… let’s throw a karaoke party! Their lust for life is a little overwhelming and their entanglement as a family rivals the Kardashians. They swing wildly from creating impressive Filipino inspired food dishes to collecting evidence and solving crimes. And it’s all done with such passion and love it makes you wonder what might be missing from your own family.

In this book, cousin Ronnie returns to town after a 15 year absence with a great business idea, a Filipino inspired winery. He rallies the family to support him, given their good names in town. When an investor dies during a tasting, the Macapagal family is in the crosshairs immediately. Lila dives right in shifting her focus from her holiday baking plans to figuring out if she can clear Ronnie.

I love these reads as something light and pacey that’s perfect for the beach or a hammock day.

Thanks to Berkley via Netgalley for advanced access to this novel. All opinions above are my own.

What’s your favorite recipe to make?

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I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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