Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Finding Sky......Susan O'Brien

Finding Sky was a quick summer read.  The heroine, Nicki, is a widow, who for some reason has decided to take a PI class.  No matter how many books I read with this setup, I'll never understand this.  Why would a single woman decide to become a private investigator?  Especially, Nicki Valentine, a widowed mother of two small children.  Nicki is a bored stay at home mom.  While my cure for boredom is binge watch Keeping Up with the Kardashians, for Nicki, it's getting involved in a gang war and searching for a pregnant teen, Beth, who has gone missing.
Her best friend lives across the street from her and is supposed to be adopting Beth's baby.  When Beth turns up missing, Nicki is asked to track her down.
Nicki wants to help so she jumps right in.  Her first night on the case ends up with her holding pressure on a gang member's gunshot to the head, after a drive-by shooting.  Surely, this would send most suburban moms straight home to a bottle of wine and a new appreciation for locked doors and a Netflix account, but not Nicki!

She continues to look for the missing teen - even after someone breaks into her house and leaves her a message on her computer.  I personally love the saying "Bitches get stitches", but finding that message, with the touching addition of "Snitches get ditches" on my laptop would be a never event for me.
Overall, the book was enjoyable - I wish there had been more background on how Nicki became a widow or how she decided to take PI classes.  I felt like I was missing a large part of her story, and it may have shed more light on the crazy decisions she made that kept putting her in danger. 
I give this book 3/5 stars.  A good way to pass the time.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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