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Grounds To Kill by Wendy Roberts

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Synopsis: Barista Jen Hanby's coworkers give her a hard time for bringing coffee and pastries to a homeless man who sits outside her cafe—but she has a secret. The scruffy man is her father.
She's also hiding the little matter of why her palm itches. But how can she explain that her hand has a mind of its own and writes messages from the beyond? Right. That'll get her Employee of the Month.
 
When she finds herself scrawling your boyfriend is cheating on you! to herself on the bathroom mirror, she immediately dumps the guy. But then his little fling—who just happens to be her half sister—turns up dead, and suddenly Jen's homeless father is the prime suspect.
 
Jen knows he is being framed and must take matters into her own hands to protect him. But will anyone believe that the crazy old man is innocent? Or that his spirit-writing daughter holds the truth?

Review: Grounds to Kill is a cute murder mystery revolving around Jen and her two best friends solving the murder of Jen’s step-sister. Jen is the prime suspect since she found the body and her step-sister slept with her policeman ex-boyfriend. The Tremendous Trio has been friends since high school and it’s nice to see the camaraderie of the three girls as they solve the crime. Ms. Roberts gives us tricks and turns as we read the story and have to wonder who is on the police radar next. All the while, Jen’s “Great Hand of Doom” gives the girls clues on who did the crime. I truly can say that I didn’t know the perpetrators of the crime till the end of the book. Grounds to Kill is a good book to enjoy with a cup of coffee. I would recommend this to any mystery lover out there or those, like me, looking for something different to read. Friendship and humor make for a good read.

Rating: 3/5 Diamonds

Reviewed by: Lisa
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