Finding Sky

22524204Author: Susan O’Brien

Publisher: Henery Press

Series: Nicki Valentine Mysteries, #1

Genre: Cozy Mystery, Mystery

Release Date: October 7, 2014

Format: eArc from Net Galley

She’s a parent. She’s (almost) a P.I. No one gets on your case like mom.

Suburban widow and P.I. in training Nicki Valentine can barely keep track of her two kids, never mind anyone else. But when her best friend’s adoption plan is jeopardized by the young birth mother’s disappearance, Nicki is persuaded to help. Nearly everyone else believes the teenager ran away, but Nicki trusts her BFF’s judgment, and the feeling is mutual.

The case leads where few moms go (teen parties, gang shootings) and places they can’t avoid (preschool parties, OB-GYNs’ offices). Nicki has everything to lose and much to gain — including the attention of her unnervingly hot P.I. instructor. Thankfully, Nicki is armed with her pesky conscience, occasional babysitters, a fully stocked minivan, and nature’s best defense system: women’s intuition. {goodreads.com}


My Review:

*Note: I received this as eArc from Net Galley

This is a great new addition to the cozy mystery scene. Nicki is a strong and wonderful character, who truly cares about bettering the world and taking care of those that she loves. In all honesty she is the person who everyone would want for their BFF. As I mentioned above she is who everyone strives to be. She is more concerned about motherhood than catching a man, and taking care of everything so that her best friend doesn’t have to face the reality that this case might not turn out as she hopes.

The other characters are great as well. Kenna is a tried and true friend and the exact opposite of Nicki, Dean is the epitome of hunkishness, and provides strength and knowledge to Nicki when she needs it. As with the characters, the writing is very strong. It flows seamlessly, and provides a great back drop to anyone who loves to read well written books.

The only drawback that I found to this book was the God aspect. At the beginning of the story God is rarely mentioned, but by the end Nicki is asking Kenna to pray with her, and openly thanking God for her good fortune. This does not offend me, but this story was not touted as a Christian read, and I honestly think that since the story started mentioning God more and more towards the end that it needs to be categorized as Christian Fiction.

However, Susan O’Brien is definitely a wonderful writer and I will be looking forward to reading more by her. I would recommend this read to anyone who enjoys a good clean read.

Rating3

 

 

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