Cate's not sure just what she expected . . . but she knows it certainly wasn't this.
When Cate Kinkaid receives a frantic call about a triple homicide, she drives to the scene against her better judgment--aren't triple homicides more up the police department's alley?--only to find that the victims are not quite who she expects. Now she has a new rule to add to everything she's learned in her short stint as an assistant private investigator: always find out if the victims have human DNA. Because these three do not.
But who would shoot this nice lady's dolls? What possible reason could the shooter have? And then there's the startling discovery of another victim, who definitely does have human DNA . . .
With tension that is matched only by humor, Dolled Up to Die is the exciting second book in Lorena McCourtney's Cate Kinkaid Files. You won't find a place to stop and take a breath in this fast-paced story.
MY REVIEW-I have personally loved the humor infused in Lorena McCourtney's novels. And Dolled Up to Die was no different. I was really hoping things didn't get creepy but I needn't have worried:) This was totally funny and good for your health. You know as in a merry heart.
If you have read the previous book in the series you will know many of the characters. This is a book that I would urge you to read in order, mainly so you know who the people are. This one opens with Cate getting a call that three people have been shot but the police aren't going out to check. And anyone who knows Cate knows that she can't resist a mystery. So off she goes only to arrive and find that they are dolls? Life-like dolls but still dolls. And so the mystery jumps off from there. You have sweet Jo-Jo, smart and handsome Mitch, mature and funny Donna and let's not forget Octavia. You can't forget a cat who adds such spark to the novel!
Overall I really loved this book. You have humor and mystery all rolled into one book that keeps you reading through to the end. Cate makes for a good assistant PI even though there were times I wanted to smack her and show her something. Sometimes she is a bit dense:) One part I really liked was where Mitch is witnessing to Celeste. It isn't pushy but it definitely gets a good Christian witness in there. This is something I would feel comfortable giving to anybody and would almost label it as a cozy mystery. Excellent and can't wait for the next book in the series!
Available August 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
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