First-time novelist Charmaine Wilkerson is making waves in the mystery space, combining a juicy cold-case murder with a delicious cake recipe. Truly, what more could a novel need? Black Cake (and its television adaptation, which premieres on Hulu in November) is an absorbing tale of secret identities, family history, and loss. Let’s take a closer look.
Surprise! After the death of their mother, Byron and Benedetta Bennett learn they have a secret sister. They also find out that their mother might have been involved in a murder. Basically, there’s a lot going on, and the siblings are left to piece together their mother’s past like they’re producing a true crime podcast.