By Staci McLaughlin
Copyright: February 2013
Publisher Kensington Mystery
Greetings from Blossom Valley, CA, home of the O’Connell Organic Farm and Spa, where the best in healthy living is sometimes spoiled by untimely murder…
As Dana Lewis settles into a quiet life of tofu this and tofu that, murder a la carte is the last thing she wants on her plate. But when she learns about the death of Monster Truck driver Bobby Joe Jones, frequent philanderer and boyfriend to Dana’s sister, Ashlee, she has no choice but to wipe up the mess. Especially when witnesses last saw Ashlee angrily up in Bobby Joe’s grill at the fairgrounds. With dizzying speed, Dana’s life skids out of control. What else can she do but go into overdrive to save Ashlee’s soy bacon, and stop a deadly killer in his tracks…
What happens when your clueless sister (unless the topic is men, makeup or clothes) has a very public breakup with her latest boyfriend, and tops it off by yelling at him “ Bobby Joe, I’m going to kill you”.
If your name is Dana Lewis, your mother and sister will get you involved with finding the real killer, while still holding down a job with many hats, and not pissing off Gordon, the manager of the O’Connell Organic Farm and Spa.
Dana has no idea how many possible enemies Bobby Joe had, or who actually would benefit from his being dead. So she takes extended lunch hours, signs in late, leaves early, while still trying to complete all her daily chores. Jason, her reporter boyfriend is not exactly thrilled that she is getting involved in another murder. The detective on the case is definitely not happy, especially since his cousin is the Deputy Sheriff who she interacted with just a few months back on another murder.
Between the people Bobby Joe knows and the strangers in town for the big Monster Truck show, Dana’s job is going to be a long and hard one. The final outcome is going to have you scratching your head and saying… D’uhhh Why didn’t I figure that out?
FTC Full Disclosure: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher who in return only asked for a fair and impartial review.