A cozy mystery starring Madison Night, Lt. Tex Allen (of the Lakewood Police Department), and handyman Hudson James. I found the mystery well-written as out of town women are being kidnapped and killed - but the connection to Mad to Mod, Madison Night’s remodelling store, seemed less direct than in previous stories.
Madison, as in her previous books, is still attracted to the two men that seem to be around much of the time. Lt. Allen is a suspect in the current case and Hudson James has returned from an extended vacation - Madison will need to make some decisions soon as to which relationship she will develop, if she can keep herself committed and alive long enough to develop any relationships at all. The romance is more closely tied to the level of the Hallmark Channel Movies than to Lifetime Movies - but the reader will need a soft enough heart to appreciate that romance if the book is going to remain of interest.
It is unclear, to this reader, whether the series is coming to a close of whether more books are to follow in the life of this amateur sleuth. I, for one, hope that there will be more. It would feel like saying goodbye to a favorite television series if the author chooses to end our look at the life Madison Night with this book - it always ends too soon.
For the reader looking for a cozy mystery for two or three spring evenings, this book may be the perfect fit.
This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are my own.