Friday 12 November 2021

Book ~ "Whiskey Lullaby" (2020) Liliana Hart

From Goodreads ~ Addison Holmes has her hands full. Marriage changes a woman and pregnancy hormones are no joke. But despite her promise to retire from dangerous P.I. work, she has no choice but to take this case.

Twenty years ago, her father and his partner cracked the case of their careers. But it was all a set-up. They sent the wrong men to prison and now it's time for the real culprits to tie up loose ends. Her father is dead but his partner, who happens to be her mom's new husband, is very much alive. At least for the time being.

Discovering the truth is no easy task, but saving her father's legacy and her step-father's life is her top priority. Because family means everything.

Until recently, Addison Holmes worked at her friend, Kate's detective agency.  She and Nick, a police officer, recently got married and she is pregnant.  Kate is shutting down her detective agency and looking for other opportunities.

Vince, Addison's stepfather, has disappeared.   Her mother suspects he is having an affair when she finds a woman's phone number.  She asks Addison to check things out.  Vince and Charlie, Addison's late father, were former police officers.  There was one case 20 years ago that didn't seem right so Charlie continued to investigate.  It turns out that Vince has now picked up where Charlie left off before his death and there's no other woman ... he's just hunting down clues.  As Addison tries to find Vince, she has the help of her best friends, Kate and Rosemary, and her eccentric great aunt, Scarlett.

It was a light fun book to read.  It is written in first person perspective from Addison's point of view.  I liked the writing style ... it was amusing.  There is some minor swearing.

Though it is the seventh in the Addison Holmes series (I've read them all), it works as a stand alone.  It had been a few years since I'd read the sixth one so it took a while for the characters and relationships to come back to me.

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