|Published: January 24, 2017|
Series: Worst Detective Ever # 1
About the Book:
I'm not really a private detective. I just play one on TV. Joey Darling, better known to the world as Raven Remington, detective extraordinaire, is trying to separate herself from her invincible alter ego. She played the spunky character for five years on the hit TV show Relentless, which catapulted her to fame and into the role of Hollywood’s sweetheart. When her marriage falls apart, her finances dwindle to nothing, and her father disappears, Joey finds herself on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, trying to piece her life back together away from the limelight. A woman finds Raven—er, Joey—and insists on hiring her fictional counterpart to find a missing boyfriend. When someone begins staging crime scenes to match an episode of Relentless, Joey has no choice but to get involved. Joey’s bumbling sleuthing abilities have her butting heads with Detective Jackson Sullivan and kindling sparks with thrill-seeking neighbor Zane Oakley. Can Joey channel her inner Raven and unearth whodunit before she ends up totally done in? And where is her father anyway? Can she handle fame or is disappearing into obscurity the wiser option?
My Rating & Thoughts: 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 (4 stars)
I received this book free from the Ms. Barritt but the opinions expressed here are completely my own. Joey has come to North Carolina to search of her dad who disappeared and to escape her Hollywood life. But while here she gets dragged into an investigation after being mistaken for her tv persona and someone staging the crime scenes to match episode's of her show. Joey's only experience with solving mysteries is what has been written for her in the tv show, so she is fumbling her way through with the help of her neighbour Zane, crossing paths many times with Detective Jackson Sullivan. Both guys are potential romantic interests for Joey, but she is determine not to get into a another relationship. Each character was unique in their own way and the situations Joey finds herself in were entertaining. I was surprised at who the villain turned out to be as I didn't see that coming. The cliff-hanger at the end has me wanting to know what happens next. Also will Joey be able to find her dad? This was a wonderful beginning to a new series and introduction to new characters. I look forward to getting to know Joey and the others in future stories. Now to patiently wait for book 2, Reign of Error.