You know it’s going to be a bad day when your happiness depends on your ability to catch a chicken.
My name is Maggie Lee and I’d never caught a chicken in my life. (Unless you count the time in the supermarket my mentally unstable mother decided that a bird would make an excellent projectile to chuck at the butcher’s head. But that bird was dead and wrapped in plastic, which, you can trust me on this, makes catching it easier.)
My birthday was a few weeks back and to celebrate I decided I was going to read for the day. It just happened that one of my favorite authors, JB Lynn, sent me her new book The Hitwoman and the Sacrificial Lamb. If you read my review last week, you know that I LOVE this series.
If you are like me and you see a new to you series is already 12 books in you are hesitant to start it because you feel like you are already behind. The good news is you can pick up any where and be good to go with this series.
That being said, I highly recommend reading this series from the start. If you are worried about it taking forever to catch up don't be. I read The Hitwoman and the Sacrificial Lamb in about 3 or 4 hours and all of the books in the series are quick reads.
A few of the questions I was left with at the end of the last book were answered in this one. For one, it does look like Maggie is keeping her side job (can't really call it a second job since she is already working 2 jobs - one is at her Aunt Lorretta's lingerie shop and the other is the new gig she has as a real estate agent - once she gets her license of course). I found the conversation that answered this question kind of funny.
I could use some more work,” I admitted.
His gaze narrowed. “Why?”
I told him about the financial burden involved with my mother’s care.
“Now that I might be able to help you with,” he said. “Give me a couple of days to think about it.”
I thought it was kind of convenient now that Katie's medical expenses are lessening, Maggie is faced with her mother's care. But I did like the heart to heart Maggie had with Aunt Susan. I think it continued the "coming-of-age" self awareness that Maggie started last book. There was also a feeling of passing the torch in the family and it felt like one more step towards the end with this series.
Patrick is back in this book. I believe that the continued (and constant) presence of Angel is really opening Maggie's eyes to her relationship with Patrick and her dissatisfaction with the little bit of time he seems to make for her. I'm still sticking with thinking that Angel would make the best partner for Maggie, the above conversation could be a real deal breaker though.
I have always thought that adding a bird to Maggie's menagerie would be interesting, and potentially very hilarious. Especially given the stink God made with bringing a cat into the fold. When Maggie left him and the chicken in the car together I thought it could be disastrous. And you will need to read the book to find out if everyone makes it to the end.
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available formats: ebook (212 pages)
published: January 2016
genres: cozy mystery
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