Margaritas and Murder


CHICK-LIT:  Sunny Truly’s life is finally coming together again after a humiliating divorce, and she’s enjoying her new job as a trainee PI.  What she didn’t expect, though, was that she’d have to use her skills quite so close to home.  A knock on the door informs her that her sister’s best friend is in a coma, but stands accused of murdering the man found dead in her apartment.  Can Sunny track down the real killer and prove Joyce’s innocence?  And can she protect herself from the sexy blue-eyed Detective Rock in the process?


Giving the reader glimpses of her beautiful Texas location, Sunny is a fun person to get to know as she goes through the ups and downs of learning PI skills.  From the cover art and title the reader might expect a little more humor and lightness, but instead may get bogged down in an overabundance of characters and a story that is a little too complex to follow at times.  Neither feel deep enough or properly defined, and it is easy to lose track of who somebody is and where they fit in.  There are also quite a number of typos, which can be a distraction.  However, the office team that Sunny works with is a great mix of people and readers are sure to enjoy Sunny’s cat, Loki.  With a little reworking this could be a promising start to a great series.


Heather Belleguelle