New Book Watch: Clean Getaway (Squeaky Clean Mysteries) by Christy Barritt

About this Book

Gabby takes on her first cold case and gets more than she bargained for when emerging clues lead to immediate danger.

Product details

  • File Size: 2607 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: July 31, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English

Review: Random Acts of Fraud by Christy Barritt

About this Book

Vintage-loving Holly Anna Paladin finds online dating uncouth and unbecoming.  But, in an attempt to overcome her romantic slump, her BFF convinces Holly to give it a shot. When Holly is stood up on her first date, she’s halfway relieved . . . until she discovers the reason isn’t because her cyber matchup has cold feet. Instead she stumbles upon him in a classic Mustang, deader than good old-fashioned manners.

Holly’s had enough with investigating crime and leaves her ex-boyfriend, Detective Chase Dexter, to solve this mystery. But Holly is somehow connected to this murder, and someone is determined to keep her in the thick of things. She hopes it’s not Drew Williams, the handsome funeral director who’s trying to sweep her off her feet.

Before more people are hurt, Holly is determined to unmask the pretender in her life. But can she keep her feelings for Chase locked away? Or will Holly end up losing her heart to him all over again?  She must solve the case before someone pulls the plug on her profile . . . and deletes her permanently.

Other book in this series:
Random Acts of Murder
Random Acts of Deceit
Random Acts of Malice
Random Acts of Scrooge
Random Acts of Greed

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My Review

We met Holly Paladin through Gabby St. Clair and she was easy to fall in love with, especially when she thought she only had a year to live. This character is curious, intelligent, and just fun to watch. Her sidekick, Jamie, adds so spunk as well.

This story picks up shortly after book 4 ends. Holly finds herself going on a blind date that in true “Holly” fashion goes south quickly. One of the things I like about Christy Barritt’s writing is she gets the action going early in the book and keeps it going throughout the story.  This book is no exception!

I love Chase and not to give too much away I’ll keep it at I love Chase, despite his issues I love him!

You could probably read this as a stand alone, but I highly recommend reading this series from the opening book to the current. You will truly appreciate the characters and how they have developed and matured through the series.

In full disclosure, I paid for this book because I like the author. I would (and have) recommended this author and this series to a friends!

Review: The Worst Detective Ever Series by Christy Barritt

About the Books

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?

 

 

About the Author

USA Today has called Christy Barritt’s books “scary, funny, passionate, and quirky.”

Christy writes both mystery and romantic suspense novels that are clean with underlying messages of faith. Her books have won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Suspense and Mystery, have been twice nominated for the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, and have finaled for both a Carol Award and Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year.

She’s married to her prince charming, a man who thinks she’s hilarious–but only when she’s not trying to be. Christy’s a self-proclaimed klutz, an avid music lover who’s known for spontaneously bursting into song, and a road trip aficionado.

Christy currently splits her time between the Virginia suburbs and Hatteras Island, North Carolina. She has more than fifty books published with over one million copies sold.

For more information, visit her website: www.christybarritt.com.

My Review

I fell in love with Christy’s character Gabby almost 10 years ago when I read Suspicious MindsEver since I’ve been following Gabby’s antics and loving every minute of it. Then came Holly Anna which was also a really good character, but I didn’t fall in love with her the way I did with Gabby. This year Christy introduces her fans to a new character, Joey Darling. Fallen Hollywood star in search of her missing father.

In these first two books Barritt has given us great action, mystery, and an exciting love triangle. Joey is a blast to watch as she stumbles into being a real life detective, much like the one she played on TV. She also has two men that seem to be subtly or not so subtly trying to win her affection. Zane is the carefree, live in the moment type of a guy and Jackson is the serious watch where  you step type of a guy. Both have their strengths and weaknesses, but at the stage of the game Joey only wants one man, her dad.

In these first two book the stories have been interesting and exciting, giving the reader little tidbits of information. Each book makes me want to hurry and read the next one.

I appreciate that these books are coming out “fast.”  Book one released January 1st, with book two releasing the end of January. Book 3 is slated to release March 28th and yes, I’ve already pre-ordered it!

The other nice thing about these books is the cost! If you are a Kindle Unlimited member they’re free, if not, they are only $2.99 each. A great deal on a great series!