Meet Lizzie Hart. Small town girl...big time problems.
Hindered only by her raging crush on the office hunk, wannabe sleuth Lizzie Hart spies, accuses, and gossips her way to the truth in bestselling author Caroline Fardig's first book of The Lizzie Hart Mysteries Series!
The sleepy town of Liberty hasn’t seen murder in…well…ever. Residents are stunned when the body of a young woman is found strangled, and reporters at the Liberty Chronicle are thrilled, rather disturbingly, over the biggest news story to hit town this century.
Lizzie Hart has even bigger problems. Lately, she can’t seem to concentrate on her job as copy editor at the Chronicle with the new hunky investigative reporter, Blake Morgan, swaggering around the office. How can a girl work when she’s using all of her energy combating Blake-induced hot flashes and struggling to repress the giggly inner schoolgirl that’s constantly rearing her dorky head? It’s a good thing that Blake barely knows Lizzie exists.
After an odd string of events, however, Lizzie begins to wonder if Blake is really as fabulous as she has fantasized. When Lizzie and Blake find a co-worker dead, Blake’s personality changes completely—and not in a good way. Even though the police rule the death as an accident, Lizzie immediately suspects foul play and senses a connection to the recent murder. She is determined to bring the killer to justice, but is having some trouble getting her Nancy Drew on thanks to the pesky stalker she’s picked up—Blake Morgan. Wait, didn’t she want him to follow her around and pay attention to her? Not like this. Blake has turned from cool and smooth to cold and downright scary, making Lizzie wonder if he should be next on her suspect list.
Wait till you read the book. Lots of twists and turns!
I almost DNF’d this one a few times. It started in the beginning with our “heroine’s” shallow comments about her office mates. Then again when she proceeded to make both fatphobic and homophobic comments later on. I o say the writing in this story is problematic is an understatement.
I ended up skimming the vast majority. I finished, and the whodunnit was descent. But I won’t pick up another book by this author as she obviously has a lot of phobia to work through, and I’m just not here for that.
This book has it all - witty believable dialog, a nice romance and a cozy mystery. I thoroughly enjoyed it. One warning - as soon as I finished it, I downloaded and read the second in the series and then the third and...well, you get the picture! Highly recommend the series for very enjoyable lighthearted reading.