Monday, August 28, 2017

Clean Getaway by Christy Barritt

Clean Getaway 

Squeaky Clean #13 

Paperback, ebook 

July 17, 2017

by Christy Barritt 

  • Paperback: 294 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN-13: 978-1973720720

Gabby St. Claire Thomas has been given the opportunity of a lifetime: heading up a privately funded Cold Case Squad and handpicking the team members. Persnickety Evie Manson and nerdy Sherman Gilbert join forces with Gabby to bring justice and solace to families who still want answers. 

On their first case, the Squad discovers that the murders of Ron and Margie Simmons are more than cold—they’re frozen solid. The couple’s anniversary celebration ended as a double homicide, and ten years later their daughter still longs for answers. But who would kill the loving couple? What kind of secrets hid beneath their cheery, All-American exteriors? 

With every new lead, someone tries to sabotage their investigation . . . but the team might just end up being their own worst enemies. As a deadline presses in, can Gabby and her Squad bring the heat? Or will this cold-case killer make a clean getaway?

My thoughts:  CLEAN GETAWAY is book 13 in Ms. Barritt's popular Squeaky Clean Mysteries, but book 1 in the Cold Case Squad part of it.. Needless to say that except for Gabby's husband and circle of friends and coworkers this book stands alone. 

Written in first person, the reader is in Gabby's head and knows all her thoughts and suspicions. This can be good as the attacks toward Gabby and her coworker Evie start almost immediately. It definitely keeps the reader reading. 

I did guess part of who-dun-it right away when the person was introduced in the story, but only because I know the genre and the formula. I did have to keep reading to find out why, and then of course, I discovered much more to the case than I initially thought. Ms. Barritt is a master at keeping the reader guessing and with her wacky sense of humor, this book is read with a smile and many chuckles. 

If you like cozy mysteries, then don't miss CLEAN GETAWAY by Christy Barritt.  You'll stay up all night reading this page turner. 

I was given a free copy. All opinions are my own. 

1 comment:

Marilyn R. said...

Christy Barritt's books of squeaky clean mysteries sounds like nice reads without lots of violence.

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