Friday, April 22, 2016

A to Z Challenge 2016: S



I have actually read a lot of S books recently but as I am trying to stick to a theme of books I found on my Kindle here I had to find a new one for the Challenge. Skeletons in the Closet by Jennifer L. Hart was perfect for this.  I chose to read it mostly because the purple thing on the cover rather reminded me of a Dalek but I am glad that I did.

Maggie Phillips hasn’t had it easy. As the wife of retired Navy SEAL, and the adoptive mother of two little hellions, Maggie is constantly looking for ways to improve her family’s financial situation. She accepts a cleaning position for her new neighbors (who redefine the term ‘eccentric’), never imagining she will end up as the sole alibi for a man with a fascination for medieval torture devices when he is brought up on murder charges. 

While Maggie struggles to prove the man’s innocence, her deadbeat brother arrives, determined to sell Maggie and Neil on his next great scheme and to mooch with a vengeance. If that isn’t bad enough, her in-laws, (the cut-throat corporate attorneys) descend on the house, armed with disapproval and condemnation, for the family’s annual Thanksgiving celebration. 

As the police investigation intensifies, Maggie searches for the killer among the upper echelon of Hudson, Massachusetts in the only way she can— by scrubbing their thrones. 

Of the porcelain variety, that is… 

This book was so much fun, Maggie is a fantastic character and her family is equally as fantastic.  You just kind of lose yourself in their world.  The mystery is great too, even though I really didn't see it coming it was perfect sense in the end.

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