Title: Worst Laid Plans
Series: A Maddox Storm Mystery, Book 1
Author: Claire Robyns
Genre: Mystery, Humor novel with romantic elements
Release Date: February 1, 2016
All Maddox Storm wanted was to come home and hide from the world in peaceful solitude for a few short weeks. Oh, and give her soon-to-be ex cheating scumbag husband a fat headache while she’s at it. He hates all small towns, and Silver Firs in particular, with the kind of passion most men reserve for the bedroom.
So call it revenge, or call it poetic justice, but investing his savings in the town’s founding inn seemed like the perfect plan for all her needs.
But everything goes out the window when Maddox finds her arch-nemesis dead as a doormat in the kitchen downstairs.
Before she knows it, she’s embroiled in a murder investigation and tangling with the smoky-eyed detective on the case. Not that she doesn’t trust him to do his job, but he may not be quite as motivated as she is to bring the guilty party to justice. After all, she’s the one who unwittingly incriminated upstanding townsfolk and worse, she may be living under the same roof as a pair of unlikely murderers.
Things I like about this book:
Just about everything. I totally enjoyed reading it. The heroine seems like someone you might know, someone with a sense of humor and the habit of getting herself into scrapes. The setting sounds like something in a nice daydream. It's a place I'd like to be.
At the same time there's a murder to complicate things, and it's too bad that our heroine talked to the police while she'd had a bit too much to drink. She implicates herself and just about everyone in town.
Of course, in this case the detective in charge is so hunky talking to him isn't exceptionally unpleasant.
Did I mention that our heroine is married and in the middle of a divorce?
This is just a fun book, and the end of it sets up a great sequel that I'll be reading as soon as possible.
My rating? 5 big stars.
I love to write mystery, romance and adventure, cause sometimes one life really can have it all (between the pages of a book, at least.) When I'm not thigh-deep in laundry, shopping, cooking and general crowd control, you'll find me head-and-heart-deep in the tangled lives of my characters.
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