Peaches and the Gambler by A.T. Hicks
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Rating 3 (2.6)
What Does a Strip Club, a Dead Man and a Dove Ice Cream Bar All Have in Common?
Peaches Donnelly has a major problem: she's just been fired.
Unaccustomed to filling her days with nothingness, she embroils herself toute suite in the recent murder of a childhood friend.
However, standing between her and the solving of this heinous crime are two pesky daughters, a selfish opera singer sister, the diet from hell and two sexy men she can't resist.
Add to this bubbling pot a hasty decision to go undercover as a stripper and you have a story rife with drama, laughs and a little dash of danger.
Follow Peaches and the always funny cast of characters in this first installment of a rollicking series of cozy mysteries.
I actually liked this book. It’s like street fiction meets a detective story. It reminded me of a Stephanie Plum type novel probably because she don’t exactly know what she is doing and finds herself in some pretty crazy situations. Peaches gets laid off from her job and finds herself trying to find out what led to the death of her childhood friend. It is the relationships that make this book though, the relationship between Peaches and her ex, her daughters, her friends, and her sister.
The story flowed. Just when things seemed to slow down there was something one of the characters was dealing with to keep you interested. I did not enjoy the epilogue. I am the kind of reader who loves end tied up. The outcome doesn't have to be happy but I like knowing what happened to the characters after the initial story. However, this epilogue reads like a list.
This is a fun light read. I do want to know what will happen next since Peaches is threatened with payback at the end. If you enjoy a fun chick lit, street lit, mystery, detective story give this novel a try.
Note: this book does have some explicit language and scenes