Saturday, May 25, 2013

Organized to Death by Jan Christensen


This mystery has a lot to do with secrets and some of them lead to murder, some are still up in the air. It keeps you guessing and wondering why and what is everyone hiding? Tina gets so frustrated with all the secrets she can't find the answers too, but she is hiding lots of things too. Everyone has some secrets that they only share with a few people. The one secret that is not answered is driving me crazy too. Hope it will be answered in another book.

I enjoyed Tina and how she is willing to dig in and help people organize their lives. How she wants to help others. She has just moved back to her hometown and left her practice. Tina is starting a new business of helping people do organize their home or business. Her first job is a big one. She is helping to organize her friend Rachel's house. Rachel is a hoarder. When Rachel walks into the nursery they find her sister Crystal dead on the floor.

Crystal is the one to talk Rachel into hiring Tina to organize her house. Crystal and Rachel live next door to each other.

Tina and Rachel are both questioned by the police. Since Rachel's house is a crime scene they can't continue to clean it out and the police open all the boxes and make a bigger mess.

Tina realizes that her mother is keeping lots of secrets from her about why she meets with her women's group once a month for lunch and never really at any other time. Tina can't even find out how or when the group started. Crystal and Rachel's mother is also part of the group. Her boyfriend Brandon's mother is another of the ladies. Brandon's mother every once in awhile disappears for a time even he does not know why.
Her also good friend Hank's mother goes somewhere for weeks at a time and she has no idea where she gets too. She does not even know what Hank does for a job. She is really attracted to Hank too.

Slowly Tina uncovers some secrets that the people around her are hiding. She does not want anyone else hurt. The cops keep thinking she might be the one who killed Crystal they even ask her if they can see her gun. But it is missing from where she keeps it. A couple of the secrets I guessed right on but most of them I had no idea the story was going that direction. I would read another book by Jan Christensen especially if another one of Tina Tales comes out.

I was given this ebook to read and asked to give honest review of it when I finished reading by Netgalley.
11/25/2012 PUB Fiction Addiction 240pages ISBN9781481139779

Tina Tales, Book 1

Description below taken off of Netgalley

Back in her hometown of Newport, RI, Tina Shaw, twenty-nine, is picking up the pieces of her shattered life. She begins her first job as a professional organizer in a house filled with cardboard boxes and clutter, only to discover a dead body in an eerily neat baby nursery. She fears this career move may be a short one until the handsome but spooky new doctor persuades her to reorganize his office left in disarray by the former physician. Ignoring the doctor's obvious interest in her, Tina begins seeing her former boyfriend. When he protests against her new profession, she realizes what a control freak he is. Then there's another old flame who is making her hotter by the minute. As she works through the office clutter, she learns the doctor has a possible motive for the killing. But when someone else is shot, the doctor has a solid alibi--Tina herself. Drawn unwillingly into the case, she searches for answers as her list of suspects multiplies. When the killer begins targeting Tina and her friends, she works harder to learn the murderer’s identity before someone else is found dead.

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