She’s handling a bridezilla—and hunting a killer . . .
Moving from Minnesota to Arizona was a big change for Sophie “Phee” Kimball. She’s much closer to her mother’s retirement community now—which can drive her a little crazy, but at least her mom, Harriet, has her book club and her chiweenie dog, Streetman, to keep her company. And now there’s even more activity, with Aunt Ina’s upcoming wedding. The seventy-four-year-old bride has roped Phee into working on the tent, the pastries, and even her headpiece in preparation for the ceremony. But it’s Harriet who really gets demanding when a dead body turns up yards from her front door.
Aunt Ina’s fiancé is acquainted with the victim—a local millionaire restaurateur murdered at the golf course. Working for a private investigator, Phee is drawn into the case—not just professionally but personally, since Harriet is in a panic about her safety. With a killer on the loose, Phee vows to figure out the plot—that is, if her side job as a wedding planner doesn’t kill her first . . .
I enjoyed reading Ditched 4 Murder. There was never a dull moment. The characters were a riot. The author effortlessly helped me visualize each quirky and colorful character and every hilarious moment. However, at times I felt annoyed at the main character for not speaking up for herself too many times in the story. For the most part the flow of the story was steady, but there were a few lagging moments that took too long to get to the point.
Ditched 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton is the second book in the Sophie Kimble series. If you're looking for straight-up humor, I recommend this book.
Thank you Netgalley and Kensington for the ARC