Sunny Fraizer reveals to readers, the ins and outs of a police investigation in the Sierra Nevada foothills in this entertaining whodunit. Christy Bristol is such an authentic leading lady; she fights with her best friend, can't stand her ex, has her head turned by a good looking man and has an addiction to a certain soda. The descriptions of the setting and the locals is interesting and engaging. Lennie is a jewel and her newspaper boyfriend is entertainingly cringe-worthy and all the other supporting characters add depth and detail to the mystery itself while engaging the reader further in to the story. Even though this does standalone I believe that if the previous books are read first there would be a greater understanding to some of the existing relationships in this story. I enjoyed the author's style and pace and am looking forward to the next adventure that Christy gets in to. If you are looking for a fun suspense story with an endearing heroine I recommend you pick this one up.
Christy Bristol is looking forward to a vacation from the sheriff's department when she plans a long weekend with her best friend in the Sierra Nevada foothills. But things definitely do not go as planned when a murder occurs and Christy's administrative skills are needed to assist in the investigation. So now she's basically a prisoner, her best friend isn't speaking to her and the only bright spot is her handsome roomate. But who will be angrier at her, her current boyfriend or the killer on the loose?
When sheriff’s department office assistant Christy Bristol takes a long weekend to visit her friend, Lennie, in the Sierra Nevada foothills, it’s not the vacation she anticipated. A murder has just occurred and Christy is conscripted by the homicide team to handle the reports. To add to her frustration, she gets in a fight with Lennie over her friend’s arrogant boyfriend and has no place to stay. The detectives put her up in a forest ranger's cabin while he is away fighting fires.
As the body count grows, it becomes apparent the killer is targeting undesirables in the town of Burlap. One victim’s girlfriends calls Christy and accuses a deputy of the murders. Christy doesn’t know whether to believe the snitch or not. Could a killer really be hiding behind his badge? Using astrology, she casts a reverse horoscope to profile him, but puts her own life at risk.
And time is running out.
Stands Alone: Yes