Fireworks in Paradise
While on vacation in South Carolina, Tj Jensen receives a call that her father has been left in a coma after a devastating car crash. Back home in Paradise Lake, Tj learns the accident that killed family friend Judge Harper and left her father clinging to life wasn’t an accident at all—someone cut their brake lines. To make matters worse, her friend and police contact, Deputy Roy Fisher, is working with a new partner who has no intention of letting Tj anywhere near the case. Facing an investigation more explosive than the annual fireworks show, Tj enlists the help of her best friends to unravel the mystery, all the while navigating a new romance and the thought her father may never wake up.
Thanks to Kathi Daley, Henery Press, and NetGalley for providing this book for me to read. I was not required to give a review.
I love Kathi Daley’s cozy mystery books. She’s got several series, and I’ve read several of her books from the different series. They’re each set in a unique setting and have great characters. The Tj Jensen Mystery Series is set in the fictional town of Serenity, Nevada. Her family lives in and runs Maggie’s Hideaway, a lakeside resort. I definitely recommend reading the books in order, but you don’t have to. I’ve read several out of order and enjoy them just the same.
In this most recent Tj Jensen book, Tj is just returning from Gull Island (Treasure in Paradise Book 7) after finding out that her father is in critical condition after a horrible crash. When she returns home, she is horrified at her dad’s condition. After finding out that the “accident” was not an accident, she sets out to find out who would have wanted to murder Judge Harper. Like all good mysteries, the killer isn’t obviously apparent. I like working through the clues along with the main characters in these books.
And speaking of characters, you’ll love the ones in this series. I love getting to “know” the characters throughout the books. You’ll love Tj who has been raising her younger half-sisters since their mother’s untimely death. Tj’s dad and grandpa are such great guys. Even though the little girls aren’t related to them, they treat them like they are family and love them just like family. Tj’s best friends are always around to help when she needs them.
I definitely recommend Fireworks in Paradise and all Kathi Daley books to all my reader friends who like cozy mystery books. They’re great escapes! On to the next…
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