- Published Date: May 4, 2021
- Author: Mia P. Manansala
- Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Adult
Arsenic and Adobo is the first book in this series. I wasn’t really sure if I wanted to read this when I first added it to my TBR, but it grabbed my attention enough to make me decide to add it to the list. After a break up, Lila decides to move back home. While trying to figure out what will be the next steps in her life, she decides to help her family out at their restaurant. An ex-boyfriend is a food critic in town and after and argument with Lila, he mysteriously dies. Of course she is being looked at as a suspect, so to avoid taking the fall, she decides to do her own investigation.
This book really dives deep into the culture of Filipinos. I actually enjoyed that aspect of this book. Of course the food is a major part of the book and who doesn’t love to read about food?!?! lol There was a lot of depth to the book and I enjoyed the fact that it didn’t seem to focus only on the mystery alone. This was ultimately what kept my attention. Some books focus solely on the mystery at hand and sometimes it can seem so dragged out that you lose interest.
Definitely a great book. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
Have you read Arsenic and Adobo? What were your thoughts?