January 8, 2015

Review: Peril in the Park by Barbara Venkataraman

Product Description:
There's big trouble in the park system. Someone is making life difficult for Jamie Quinn's boyfriend, Kip Simons, the new director of Broward County parks. Was it the angry supervisor passed over for promotion? The disgruntled employee Kip recently fired? Or someone with a bigger ax to grind? If Jamie can't figure it out soon, she may be looking for a new boyfriend because there’s a dead guy in the park and Kip has gone missing! With the help of her favorite P.I., Duke Broussard, Jamie must race the clock to find Kip before it’s too late. 

My Thoughts:
Jamie Quinn has quickly become one of my favorite series characters. She's smart and helpful but isn't an annoying busy body like most cozy characters are. Her mysteries have all been quick and humorous, easy reads and the secondary characters are well done and lots of fun. 

In Peril in the Park, her and Duke get a blast from the past. Jamie's reaction and how quickly she got over it was the only reason I chose to give this one 4 stars instead of 5. If she was truly that upset I don't think she would be willing to put the past behind her so quickly. Other than that I loved the story and resolution. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. 

My Recommendation:
I recommend this book and the series for anyone who loves quick cozy mysteries.