In this new mystery series from New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Rowe, the irreverent, underappreciated, and alarmingly talented Mia Murphy risks it all to do the right thing…even if it means doing the wrong thing.
A high-octane, feel-good romp starring women you'll wish were your best friends, an inconveniently attractive cop, a posse of gray-haired quilters with a fondness for margaritas, and an eccentric town with more secrets than Mia's con artist mom.
"[Stephanie] Rowe is such an amazing writer. I can get lost in every book she writes." ~Jecaudil (Amazon Reviewer)
All Mia Murphy wants is an ordinary, law-abiding life.
Accidentally marrying a drug kingpin? Easily fixed with an anonymous tip to the FBI…which resulted in a not-so-voluntary, surprisingly stressful stint as an undercover spy against him.
But with her ex finally in prison and assassins in her rearview mirror, Mia is off to Diamond Lake in Bass Derby, Maine with King Tut, her rescue (aka purloined) cat, to start over.
Upon arrival, Mia quickly finds a couple of soulmates in a blue-haired "I'll show you what old is" café owner and a baton-twirling mail carrier. Life is headed in the right direction...until the trio stumbles across a dead body during a slightly illegal but well-intentioned home invasion.
When one of her new besties is arrested for the murder, Mia is the only one with the skills to ferret out the real killer…but she can't afford to resurrect her morally flexible past. Can Mia keep her life on the straight and narrow with so much at stake? Or will a homicidal, jet-skiing moose, a dead Mr. January firefighter, and an overzealous mayor take them all down?
Mia has to step up, or she'll lose her chance for the life she's always wanted and the friends she's never had. Even worse, she might wind up dead…
"A laugh-out-loud, nail-biting, page-turning read." ~Riding Reviewer
"Stephanie Rowe is one of the most gifted story-tellers I have ever had the pleasure to read." ~Amazon Reviewer
"Stephanie Rowe is definitely an amazing story-weaving genius." ~Amazon Reviewer
Stephanie Rowe "has a true gift for bringing her characters to life and making you feel as though you’re right there with them." ~Jenn (Goodreads Reviewer)
"Stephanie Rowe just has this way of pulling me into the stories she writes and leaves me completely ensnared so I lose track of time and sometimes what day it is." ~Joann (Goodreads Reviewer)
"Rowe's books are always good… Her characters are fantastic and so are the storylines. I wish more authors wrote like she does." ~Amazon Reviewer
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Stephanie Rowe is the author of more than fifty published novels. This is her first mystery, but it won't be her last (because it's just so freaking FUN to write!). Notably, she is a Vivian® Award nominee, a RITA® Award winner and five-time nominee, and Golden Heart® Award winner and two-time nominee. She loves her puppies, tennis, and being as sassy and irreverent as her heroines. She's pretty sure dead bodies are better in fiction than real life, but hey, never say never, right? For more info of Steph and her books, head on over to www.stephanierowe.com.
As a fan of Stephanie Rowe’s romances I wanted to read her new book, even if it was a departure from what I usually read. I took me several chapters to get into the story, and I found one of the the premises for the plot line a little hard to believe, but as long as I accepted it as truth, everything else made a cohesive whole.
A very good effort for a different genre!
I say new beginnings because Stephanie Rowe has branched out and written a cozy mystery, which is new for her. She has done amazingly, not that I was at all surprised. Mia Murphy, our main character, has set out to start over after testifying against her husband. Her new start is anything but smooth. The good news is she’s met some amazing ladies that make her feel a part of something big. This book will have you laughing, guessing, and wanting more. Good thing it’s just the beginning of a new series. Can’t wait for more
This was fabulous!!
It was such a fun book. Mia is a great character. I loved seeing her going through all the craziness that happened in this book.
It’s a mystery but it has me laughing my bum off. I was like oh Mia! Lol then on the flip side I was like Hattie I love you. I love to guess who I think is the culprit but this book had me going, wait maybe it’s this, no it’s definitely that. I was pleasantly surprised by the ending.
The supporting characters, Hattie and Lucy, were seriously amazing. You want to talk about characters that compliment the MC. These two hit the mark.
I have to say, I want to be Hattie when I grow up. You have to read the book to understand. But honestly this group of girls have Mia’s back and she has theirs. She definitely needed them in her life. It’s like the completed each other.
I highly recommend checking this book out! You won’t regret it. It is such a great read.
I received an ARC and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.