Reality TV turns deadly in Cherry Hinton’s first case

When Kenny Thorpe, a contestant on Expose TV’s Big Blubber, the hot new celebrity weight-loss show, is murdered on live television in front of 3 million viewers, the case seems pretty watertight. After all, everyone saw Barry do it, didn’t they?

Cherry Hinton knows there’s more to this than meets the eye. As an investigative reporter, she went undercover on dating show Caravan of Love… but after getting in too deep with one of the other contestants, she was caught knickerless in front of the nation. Humiliated, fired and heartbroken, she has fled to Brentwood, where she opens a cake shop, and tries to forget all about Expose.

Until Kenny Thorpe s sister walks into her shop with a letter that turns Cherry’s world upside down. Is Barry innocent? How is infamous gangster Leon Solent involved? Is Expose to blame, and is there a killer still on the loose?

Cherry is the only one in a position to find out.

Published by Farrago on the 2nd April 2020, 320 pages


Set in Essex, this is the story of ex journalist/reality tv star, Cherry
Hinton, who has fled to Brentwood and opened a cake shop in order to forget her
past and move on. But when a murder victims sister turns up at her shop
claiming that the person who was imprisoned for the crime might be innocent,
Cherry can’t control her investigative nature and ends up in all sorts of

I really enjoyed this book; it was a light and funny story that I read in
one go. It was a great cosy mystery and I really enjoyed that it was set in the
UK and mentioned locations close to home. I also liked that it made fun of the amount
of reality TV shows we have now.

I will definitely be on the lookout for the next instalment.

Thanks to @farragobooks for my copy and @NBmagazineUK for making me aware of this book!

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