Tuesday, October 7, 2014
FINDING SKY by Susan O'Brien A Nicki Valentine Mystery
She’s a parent. She’s (almost) a P.I. No one gets on your case like mom.
Suburban widow and P.I. in training Nicki Valentine can barely keep track of her two kids, never mind anyone else. But when her best friend’s adoption plan is jeopardized by the young birth mother’s disappearance, Nicki is persuaded to help. Nearly everyone else believes the teenager ran away, but Nicki trusts her BFF’s judgment, and the feeling is mutual.
The case leads where few moms go (teen parties, gang shootings) and places they can’t avoid (preschool parties, OB-GYNs’ offices). Nicki has everything to lose and much to gain — including the attention of her unnervingly hot P.I. instructor. Thankfully, Nicki is armed with her pesky conscience, occasional babysitters, a fully stocked minivan, and nature’s best defense system: women’s intuition.
Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all...
Paperback: 276 pages
Publisher: Henery Press; First edition (October 7, 2014)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Susan O’Brien has been passionate about reading and writing since childhood, when she started a neighborhood newspaper and escaped tween stress with mysteries. Since covering her first big story (the birth of gerbils next door) she has worked with USA TODAY, PI Magazine and others. Susan has an M.A. in forensic psychology and is a registered private investigator in Virginia. Among her diverse interests are photography, gardening, loud R&B music, healing prayer and reality TV. She lives with her husband and children in the D.C. suburbs and donates part of her earnings to missing children’s organizations.
My review: FINDING SKY by Susan O'Brien A Nicki Valentine Mystery
I like Nicki Valentine. She is a widow with two young children. She is learning to be a P.I.. Nicki also has a crush on her trainer.
Nicki gets over her head fast and she is not afraid to ask how or what step she needs to do next.
Kenna & Andy have given up on having their own baby. They are planning to adopt Beth's baby. They live next door to Nicki.
Nicki best friend Kenna asked her for help, Beth 18 has gone missing. Her parents think she has just runaway again. She has done that before. Kenna thinks their is more wrong than just changing her mind about adopting.
Jack and Sophie are Nicki's children. They are at summer camp a few hours a day that is when Nick searches for Beth. When Nicki needs a baby sitter her mom watches her grandchildren.
I like how Nicki is learning in class so we learn too. I would have liked seeing her more with Dean. I want to know more about him.
Their is good suspense about where Beth is and Why she has gone missing. Also who has been threatening Nicki and why. I like how Nicki is concerned about the people she is meeting. She cares about them more than just tools to find information. Theire is good drama and action. Romance is weak but leaves you hoping for more in future.
Clean read, enjoyable story.
I want more Nicki Valentine Mysteries in the future by Susan O'Brien.
I was given this ebook to read by Net Galley and Henery Press