Thursday, 17 March 2016

Sunny Side Up (Lake Erie Mysteries #1) by Maureen K. Howard

Sunny Side Up (Lake Erie Mysteries #1)

"Drink in one hand, credit card in the other, and everything else will sort itself out." 
The school year is over and the article deadlines have been met, so best friends, Francie and June, ditch their business attire, grab their flip flops, and head to the lake for some fun in the sun. 
Instead of enjoying a relaxing Memorial Day weekend at Kelleys Island on Lake Erie, this dynamic duo finds themselves in the middle of a murder investigation. They need to find out who burned down their friend's store, discover the identity of the charred corpse found in the wreckage, and clear Francie's husband, Hamm, before he is charged with the crime. 
Fueled up with their favorite snacks of wine and cheese, these adventure-loving ladies manage to keep their eyes open for a bargain, come up with a plan, and even indulge in a bit of romance, all while dodging increasingly dangerous attempts to silence them for good. 
Grab your sunglasses, your favorite cocktail, a copy of Sunny Side Up, and head to the lake with them for an unforgettable weekend adventure.   (Summary vis Goodreads)

With the first line of Chapter 2 being "Did I leave my vibrator on ? Oh wait, I don't own a vibrator, "  how can one NOT continue reading ?

There is so much that I could write about Suuny Side Up but I'm afraid I will spoil it for the readers.  You will fall in love with the friendship of Francie and June immediately.  You will most likely see some of yourself in one of them.  They know how to have fun and unfortunately get into some trouble.  

Francie, June and Francie's husband Hammond are starting the summer off with helping June collect research for her latest writing assignment.  This takes them to Kelley's Island which is a short boat ride from their summer condo.  After enjoying dinner with some old and new friends a fire on the island changes from a nice relaxing, wine induced holiday weekend to Francie and June investrigating to clear Hammond's name.    As they investigate and obtain clues, they get deeper into a very dangerous postiton.  Can they get out before its too late ?   

There are a lot of twists and turns within the book but you have no trouble keeping up.  If anything they make you want to read faster.  This was a book that I almost skipped ahead to see what happened.  But I was strong and just read faster.  I can't wait to dig into Deviled, the second book in the Lake Erie Mysteries and see what trouble the girls get into.

Review by Missi S.

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