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Summary

Del Sol, New Mexico is known for three things: its fry-an-egg-on-the-cement summers, strong cups of coffee - and, now, a nationwide manhunt?

Del Sol native Sunshine Vicram has returned to town as the elected sheriff, expecting nothing more than a quiet ride. But now a teenage girl is missing, a kidnapper is on the loose, and all of this is reminding Sunshine why she left Del Sol in the first place. Add to that the trouble at her daughter's new school, plus a kidnapped rooster named Puff Daddy, and, well, the forecast looks anything but sunny.

But even clouds have their silver linings. This one's got Levi, Sunshine's sexy, almost-old flame, and Quincy Cooper, a fiery-hot US marshall. With temperatures rising everywhere she turns, Del Sol's normally cool-minded sheriff is finding herself knee-deep in drama and danger.

Can Sunshine face the call of duty - and find the kidnapper who's terrorising her beloved hometown - without falling head over high heels in love...or worse?

©2020 Darynda Jones (P)2020 Hachette Audio UK

Critic reviews

"Laugh-out-loud funny, intensely suspenseful, page-turning fun." (Allison Brennan)

"From the creative genius who brought you Charley Davidson comes your newest obsession: Sunshine Vicram. Mother. Sheriff. Warden of weird." (Susan Donovan)

"A Bad Day For Sunshine is a great day for the rest of us." (Lee Child)

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Another ray of light from Darynda

Sunshine Vicram is elected sheriff of a small town called Del Sol (of course) and on her first day on the job a girl is abducted from her home. The girl knew this would happen and described everything in detail, including her death - which means Sunshine has only three days to find her.

Darynda Jones is good with her crime plots. I never see the twists coming, even though I know they will. It's interesting to read a book from Daryinda where the main characters do no have superpowers, even though there is a bit of supernatural flowing around. There's even a nice nod to Charley Davidson that I particularly loved. The only reason I'm giving it 4 stars is because it takes some time to pick up pace, I gave up twice before switching to the audiobook and that's when I finished it. Stick with it, the story and funny dialogues are worth the time and there's a lot of material left for more series.

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Excellent!!!

I loved this book, it was so funny and yet put tears in my eyes at times as it did get emotional in some parts, it promises to be an amazing series, every bit as good as the Charley Davidson series, although without the major paranormal focus. I love this new group of characters already and I cannot wait for the next book!!

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awesome

I loved it. The story is great and the characters have a great personality. I can't wait to read the next one.

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Brilliantly Binge Worthy with Great Narration

Darynda Jones has done it again, brilliant. This is a great start to a new series. The story line and characters are engrossing, there are twist, turns, quirks, secrets and laugh out loud humour all wrapped up in an intriguing who done it and why, the issues are brilliantly tackled and dialogue between characters is engaging. Lorelei King brings the characters off the page perfectly. I loved Darynda Jones's Charley Davidson series, but think I'm going to love this even more. The female protagonist is extremely likeable and in the mix of all the characters is my dream man (no spoilers). You know a book is very good when it can make you laugh, cry, think, surprise you and you listen to it in one day/night because you have to know what happens next. I'm so looking forward to the next book in this series and watching the characters develop even more as more secrets are unveiled.

A Highly Recommended Listen or Read.