Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Good Girl

Author: Christy Barritt
Publisher:  White Fire
June 2013
ISBN: 978-1939023025
Genre: Cozy mystery

Tara Lancaster can sing Amazing Grace in three harmonies, two languages, and interpret it for the hearing impaired. She can list the Bible canon backward, forward, and alphabetized. And the only time she ever missed church was at seventeen because she had pneumonia and her mom made her stay home. 

But when her life shatters around her and her reputation is left in ruins, Tara decides escape is the only option. She flees halfway across the country to dog-sit, but the quiet anonymity she needs isn t waiting in her sister s house. Instead she finds a knife with a threatening message, a fame-hungry friend, a too-hunky neighbor, and evidence of...a ghost? 

Following all the rules has gotten her nowhere. And nothing she learned in Sunday School can tell her where to go from there.

THE GOOD GIRL is an example of a book that you can’t judge by the cover. Just looking at it, I thought it would be a sweet romance. I didn’t notice the gun. And it is a sweet romance—but there is a definite mystery. This book dabbles in New Age mysticism, and it does get rather spooky at times.

I really enjoyed reading Ms. Barritt’s THE GOOD Girl and I recommend it to anyone who loves a good cozy mystery. I did not figure out who did it in this book. I had my suspicisions – but I was wrong. It is a great read. $14.99. 254 pages. 5 stars.

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