It is not love at first sight for Emily where Jack is concerned, and when he offers her a job she initially refuses. We meet hotel maid Sophia when she is found holding the gun that allegedly killed Spike Howard in the middle of a wedding reception. Of course in typical cozy mystery style, Jack becomes her attorney, and Sophia is desperate to find her missing six year-old daughter. Things progress when Sophia is murdered in prison, and Emily agrees to help Jack in the search for the missing child.
The complications start piling up, and we are mired in too many characters in too many locations for my taste. There is a definite mystery here, but I found myself losing interest in it as the story progressed. The ending was weak, and I am not so sure I will read anymore of this series. That being said, many readers enjoyed the book, and if you are a fan of these mysteries it might be an inexpensive way to introduce a new series into your collection. Amazon is actually offering it for free this week, and there are definitely some parts that made me smile.
Publisher - SkipJack Publishing
Date of Publication - February 22, 2017