I've never read a "cozy" mystery before. I was hooked by the description. The main characters pesonality shines and is so down to earth you feel like you are hearing the story over a cup of coffee in her kitchen. I loved the amatuer sluething in the story, it was realistic and believable. There was just enough mystery mixed in with some giggles to make this a thouroghly enjoyable book! A truly unique setting and a great cast of characters made me sad when the book ended. I want to see more of Cissy Rayburn!
Quarter Life Crisis
on May 03, 2012
A great fresh new story about women, friendships and relationships. A tight group of friends goes on a camping trip together to reconnect. I was drawn into each of the women's stories and their feelings. I laughed at some of the interactions and sad at some others. Relationships change over the years for these women but they still manage to come back together when it counts. I really liked this story and would recommend it to any fan of chick lit.
Dreams Both Real and Strange
on July 14, 2012
Fear. Choice. These are the central themes in this book of short stories. Each one pulls you in and leaves you asking "where's the rest!?". A little bit of ghost story and a touch of faerie tale combine in this anthology to make for one hell of a read. The last story, Wraith, was especially engaging and Im anxious to see what happens next with these characters. Ms McCabe takes you out of your comfort zone and plants seeds about the what if's that will keep you awake long into the night. It was very easy to give this book a 5/5!
Peaches and the Gambler
on March 02, 2013
Crime fiction has always been one of my favorite genres of books to read. I really really enjoyed this book. The author really nailed the mixture of the crime mystery with some truly funny laughs. This book is very bold, the language used and the situations Peaches gets into are not for the faint of heart lol. Peaches is a single mom dealing with her daughters, exes, sister and is trying to help a beloved neighbor solve her son's murder to boot. Sex, drugs, gambling and a few hilarious extended family members make this a fun read. It's very obvious that Peaches has no idea what she's doing, but she tries really hard and ends up coming out on top and learning some things in the process. I can not wait to see what Peaches gets herself into next!
The Fallen Body
on May 15, 2014
I am a crime and mystery buff. I love "real life" thrills and action. This book was a perfect fit for my tastes. The setting was described to perfection and the characters were so well developed I felt like I really knew them. The story played out perfectly. There was the mystery of the murder, the thrill of the chase from the unknown assasin and even a little bit of romance thrown in there. I liked that this was a great in depth story and there was no unneeded foul language, and the violence didn't get out of hand. I like my horror movies bloody, but not my books. I read to relax and for enjoyment. This is what I would call a bit of a cozy mystery. It's perfect for the beach, or staying up late reading in bed. I stayed up late a few nights because I wanted to know what happened next. The conclusion of this story was little surprising, which is awesome because I don't wind up surprised very often. There are also a few questions left. I'm hoping to get to read more about Taylor Dixxon and her law practice in a small Texas town!