Sunday, February 28, 2016

Counterfeit Conspiracies

I received a copy of Counterfeit Conspiracies by Ritter Ames from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Laurel Beacham may have been born with a silver spoon in her mouth, but she has long since lost it digging herself out of trouble. Her father gambled and womanized his way through the family fortune before skiing off an Alp, leaving her with more tarnish than trust fund. Quick wits and connections have gained her a reputation as one of the world’s premier art recovery experts. The police may catch the thief, but she reclaims the missing masterpieces.
The latest assignment, however, may be her undoing. Using every ounce of luck and larceny she possesses, Laurel must locate a priceless art icon and rescue a co-worker (and ex-lover) from a master criminal, all the while matching wits with a charming new nemesis. Unfortunately, he seems to know where the bodies are buried—and she prefers hers isn’t next.
This is the first in A Bodies of Art Mystery series.  I'm not an art buff but globe hopping with Laurel and her friends was fun.  She travels the world recovering stolen art pieces and is one of the best in her business.  Can she keep one step ahead of the thieves?

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Mermaid Moon

I received a copy of Mermaid Moon by Colleen Coble from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Mallory's mother died fifteen years ago. But her father's last words on the phone were unmistakable: “Find . . . mother.”
Shame and confusion have kept Mallory Davis from her home for the last fifteen years, but when her dad mysteriously dies on his mail boat route, she doesn't have any choice but to go back to Mermaid Point.
Mallory believes her father was murdered and childhood sweetheart Kevin O'Connor, game warden in Downeast Maine, confirms her suspicions. But Kevin is wary of helping Mallory in her search. She broke his heart—and left—without a word, years ago.
When Mallory begins receiving threats on her own life—and her beloved teenage daughter, Haylie—their search intensifies. There's a tangled web within the supposed murder, and it involves much more than what meets the eye.
As answers begin to fall into place, Mallory realizes her search is about more than finding her father's killer—it is also about finding herself again . . . and possibly about healing what was broken so long ago with Kevin. She just has to stay alive long enough to put all the pieces together.

I love Colleen Coble's books.  They have mystery, romance and always keep me guessing until the end.  When Mallory gets a call from her dad as he's dying she knows she has to go home for the first time in over 15 years.  When back in her hometown she runs into her high school flame, Kevin.  They haven't talked in 15 years and have too much history that they are not able to be around each other.  When Mallory finds out that her dads death was not as it seemed she has to rely on Kevin to help her find out who killed her dad.  Can they overcome their past in order to find her dad's killer?

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Murder on Wheels

I received a copy of Murder on Wheels by Lynn Cahoon from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
The food truck craze has reached the charming coastal town of South Cove, California, but before Jill Gardner—owner of Coffee, Books, and More—can sample the eats, she has to shift gears and put the brakes on a killer . . .

Now that Kacey Austin has got her new gluten-free dessert truck up and running, there’s no curbing her enthusiasm—not even when someone vandalizes the vehicle and steals her recipes. But when Kacey turns up dead on the beach and Jill’s best friend Sadie becomes the prime suspect, Jill needs to step on it to serve the real killer some just desserts.

Really enjoyed this book and plan on reading the others in the series.  Jill is dating
Greg, the head detective in South Cove California.  When her new friend, Kacey Austin, is found dead on the beach and her best friend is the prime suspect Jill can't help herself try to find the killer.  Will finding the killer be worth losing her best friend or worse her life?