Friday, September 1, 2017

Christy Barritt: Join the Flub

By Kelly Bridgewater

There’s no business like show business . . . especially when a killer is involved.

Joey Darling’s local movie premiere was supposed to be a win-win for everyone involved. All the proceeds would go to the children’s wing at a local hospital, and the online buzz would create positive press for the area’s tourism. But things go awry when the event is sabotaged and Joey’s stunt double is seriously injured.

Suspects seem sparser than quality G-rated movies, and police fear the intended target was actually Joey. Detective Jackson Sullivan and neighbor Zane Oakley—two men competing for Joey’s affection—insist on trading off guard duty until the bad guy is behind bars. To make matters even worse, Joey’s ex shows up right before the release of his tell-all book about his life with the Hollywood sweetheart.

Someone seems determined to create real-life drama. But Joey isn’t one to be deterred. Though a movie-worthy villain wants to pull the plug on this production—and maybe even on a few people’s lives—Joey is determined that the show must go on.

Join the Flub by Christy Barritt

My Thoughts:

Every book by Christy Barritt is usually a part of a series. She does a good job at writing serial novels where the characters are repeated over and over. She did this with her Gabby St. Clair series, and she is doing it again with her Joey Darling, aka Worst Detective Ever series. I always feel like I'm returning to a friend's house and watching my friend as she struggles through life, romance, and a different mystery in every book. I do love this! It brings me back every time.

With her latest addition to the Joey Darling series, Join the Flub, I still feel the same way. I feel like I'm following my friend Joey around as she struggles with her life and all the issues it brings. This time, if you have been reading the previous three novels, we come closer to realize who in the love triangle that Joey actually likes more. The sparks fly more in this book than in any of the previous ones. As for the plot, Barritt always does a great job at throwing the character into a difficult situation in the first chapter, then we have the rest of the novel to follow Joey around as she tries to solve the mystery and keep herself alive.

Overall, Join the Flub is a good addition to the Worst Detective Ever series, and I highly recommend it to fans of cozy mysteries with a hint of romance. The story speaks to the mystery loving person I am, and the characters are fascinating with a wonderful mystery to solve.

I received a complimentary copy of Join the Flub by Christy Barritt from Christy Barritt, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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