Life should be good for Avery Shaw. She's got a hunky new boyfriend in local pawnshop owner (and sometime private detective) Elliot Kane, her cousin Lexie swears she'll be moving out of her house one day "real soon" and her family has been relatively quiet for a whole week. That's practically perfection in Avery's world.
Then, what appears to be a random freeway shooting resulting in the death of a young mother, causes upheaval on just about every front. County Sheriff Jake Farrell announces that the same gun used in the current shooting was also used in a similar shooting one county over a few weeks before. A joint task force is assembled and the denizens of southeastern Michigan are on edge - including Elliot and Jake, who still can't quite seem to make amends with one another.
Avery is on the case, but she's got a few distractions blocking her way. The commander of the local National Guard base is acting cagey, there's a new public relations liaison in the sheriff's department that is laying down the law about media leaks and her grandfather is refusing to report for jury duty which, most likely, will result in his own incarceration.
When you couple that with Carly's upcoming wedding, the opening of Lexie's new yoga studio and Avery's mom's insistence that Thundercats shoes are not appropriate footwear for public outings, and Avery's happiness quotient continues to plummet.
Avery is determined to get the story - even when it becomes apparent that her efforts have turned the shooter's attention to her. When Avery finally does find an answer, will she survive to tell anyone about it?
©2014 Amanda M. Lee (P)2015 Amanda M. Lee
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"They never learn!"
Everyone's favorite self-absorbed trouble-maker is back being her usual self! Being amused while trying to figure out the culprit is always a joy for me!
This time I was taken by surprise, so bravo all around!
Angel Clark did an awesome job, as always!
It is probably in the top 10 of my list
It did not keep me on the edge of my seat but I didn't expect it to. This is a lighter weight mystery and kept me entertained
Like liked Avery Shaw although she was a little too whiny for my tastes. The voice was not my favorite. A little too high pitched.
"Wonderful series and author!"
Easy to get into, and a lot of fun. You will find your self laughing with this author. All her books are full of snark, and smart @$$ comments.
Between a crazy disfunctional family, a coocky main character that consistly gets in and out of trouble, let's not forget the unforseen ending. .. I was unable to hold my laughter.
the narrator is great! these books have just the right amount of snark. the writing is unique, and entertaining. The storyline is engaging. Avery Shaw says out loud what we ladies all think!
"Warning listen to the story around friends"
Thank goodness I haved worked with my co-worker for over 10 years, or she would have thought me nuts. I giggled my through the whole story.
"Another great Avery Shaw Mystery"
Really enjoy these books. If you have listened to one, you should. Can be read out of order. Good stand alone story.
"Avery Shaw is the best!!"
I loved the print version of the book and was just as happy with the audio version.
My favorite character in this series is always Avery Shaw. I love her tenacious attitude and wish I was more like her in my own life.
I think she has a nice voice.
I wouldn't say there was a part of the book that moved me, the whole book is more of an entertaining addiction. Once I start I can't stand to put it down, I have to know what is going to happen next. I love the way Avery does whatever is necessary to get her story and the interactions with her family have me laughing out loud.
All of Amanda's books are great reads that keep you entertained from the moment you start reading. Everyone who likes to read and likes to laugh should give them a try, once you do you will be hooked!
"Captivating Avery Shaw"
It has a nicely written book, and made for a lovely, lazy Sunday! Storyline started a bit slow - with a description of a lame wedding in the planning stages - but quickly picked up and became engaging. The audio stumbled in a few spots, repeating phrases or sentences, and there were a couple of pronunciations that I found grating (though I know most non-Michiganders would struggle with Gratiot!) Audio meant I could sit in the sun with a beverage, without straining to read my Kindle in the bright light! Thank you, Amanda M. Lee - I love your books!
I have none to compare.
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