Killer Transaction

A Realtor for Hire Mystery, #1

Catherine Bruns closes the deal with this fantastic cozy. Cindy York is an engaging heroine who is far from perfect but makes for a perfect leading lady. Her children are a handful and her husband is a real-life romance hero, only he has flaws as well as an abundance of love. The fact that her life is far from glamorous and that her job is a daily struggle made me feel all the more connected to her. Often the real estate business is portrayed as prestigious but you often never see the behind the scenes work that goes in to selling the small houses of the average person. I loved how Cindy was a wonderful balance of timidness and backbone when required, how she was pretty meek but then would have a voice of steel for certain situations. It was enjoyable watching her adventures with her best friend as she tried to clear herself as the prime suspect for murder. The mystery itself was interesting with a few fun twists and a unique perspective. I loved everything about this story from the characters to the plot, the setting and the pace. I cannot wait to see what adventures Cindy gets up to next. If you enjoy your cozy with strong heroines and interesting circumstances this is a must read.

Cindy York just wants to sell houses, she's willing to put in all the work that is required but she just wants to cash in the much needed commission check but when an unscrupulous co-worker steals a home listing from her Cindy has had enough and leaves her a scathing message. When said co-worker ends up dead, and Cindy is the one to discover the body she soon becomes the prime suspect. Now it's up to Cindy and her best friend to find the real killer before she becomes the next victim.

Book Blurb for Killer Transaction

All struggling real estate agent Cindy York wants is the home listing that was promised to her. But her deceitful co-worker, Tiffany Roberts, has other ideas, and she always manages to get what she wants. Tired of being manipulated, Cindy tells her to back off—or else! But when Cindy stumbles upon Tiffany’s lifeless body, she suddenly finds herself front and center in a deadly investigation. Now everyone from her kids' classmates to her monstrous mother-in-law is sold on the idea that Cindy's guilty. Determined to find out who's trying to frame her, Cindy enlists the help of her best buddy, Jacques, to negotiate a slew of suspects, a host of clues, and an office full of cutthroat agents...before the next contract is out on her!

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2015 4.50