August 25, 2009

Review: Goody Goody Gunshots by Sammi Carter

Coming home from her brother’s house late one night, candy shop owner Abby Shaw, almost runs into a man limping across the street. Shaken, Abby takes a second to ensure she didn’t hit the man. Once that is clear a spark of anger is building up steam but before she can yell at the man to be more careful gunshots ring out and the man is hit. Now scared out of her wits Abby returns to her brother’s house to call the police and get her brother. When they meet the police at the scene of the crime, there is nothing. No body, no blood and no sign of foul play.

Unable to prove what she saw Abby is dejected until she sees the man she almost hit a few days later. But trying to track him down is attracting all kinds of unwanted attention and pretty soon a body turns up and imagine everyone’s surprise when it’s the man Abby almost hit.

Goody, Goody Gunshots was much better than the previous book in the series Peppermint Twisted. With cozies it gets pretty unbelievable when the main character keeps stumbling upon bodies and solving the murder each and every time but this one was a little different. Abby didn’t find the body. Yes she was nearby but she didn’t find it. And she didn’t start investigating the murder against the advice of her cop boyfriend she merely tried to find out who the dead man was. I enjoyed seeing this difference after her aggressiveness let me down in Peppermint Twisted. I’m looking forward to reading the next installment, Sucker Punch .

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bermudaonion said...

The book sounds fun and I just love the title!