Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Peaches and the Gambler by A.T. Hicks

Title:  Peachs and the Gambler
Author:  A.T. Hicks
Series:  A Peaches Donnelly Mystery #1
Published:  October 31st 2012 by Salty Gurl Books
Page Count:  279
Genre:  Suspense
Shelf:  Review Copy
Rating:  ★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

What Does a Strip Club, a Dead Man and a Dove Ice Cream Bar All Have in Common?

Peaches Donnelly

Peaches has a major problem: she's just been fired.

Unaccustomed to filling her days with nothingness, she embroils herself toute suite in the recent murder of a childhood friend.

However, standing between her and the solving of this heinous crime are two pesky daughters, a selfish opera singer sister, the diet from hell and two sexy men she can't resist.

Add to this bubbling pot a hasty decision to go undercover as a stripper and you have a story rife with drama, laughs and a little dash of danger.

Follow Peaches and the always funny cast of characters in this first installment of a rollicking series of cozy mysteries.

My Review:

The author’s writing has a good flow. Unfortunately, at one point I was starting to wonder if the story was going anywhere. The intro got quite long winded. Also, the author tends to meander away from the main storyline quite often. There are just too many sub-stories going on for the page count, so the main storyline gets lost in it all. However, overall the story still maintains a natural flow, even if it resembles more of a meandering brook. Hicks’ descriptions are also very illustrative and well put together. She lays out the world behind her story very well.

The main character in this novel is quite well developed. You get to know a whole lot about her. The supporting characters do, however, remain somewhat superficial. Luckily it doesn’t detract much from the story itself. I also must commend the author on the fact that the dialogue stays true to the dialect that the author has chosen, and is written the way that people talk. It makes for a very unique read.

As a whole this novel was well written, even if the storyline was a little muddy. Overall it was an enjoyable read.

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