I've decided to give up my Examiner.com column in lieu of cutting back on my responsibilities. Through reviewing, I intended to give more exposure to our industry, but the inception of ebook readers has done that already. Therefore, I'm only going to review books I've read that I feel compelled to share. I just finished Heather Haven's Murder is a Family Business and I was pleasantly surprised with the infusion of humor the author has added to this suspensful read. I never figured whodunnit until Liana shared the culprit's name with me.
You see, Liana Alvarez is part of a private investigavtive business that deals mainly with computer software theft. At thirty-four-years old, she and her fashionista mother don't always see eye-to-eye, but Mom's the boss and calls the shots. Lee, as she's called, also doesn't share much in common with her nerdy computer-geek brother,, but they all work together in a family operation. Uncle Tio and Tugger the kitty add even more of a family air to the story.
While Lee is staking out the husband of her mother's friend, she doesn't expect to get caught in a rainstorm, almost get struck by lightning, take a bath in San Francisco Bay or find the object of her surveillance dead. The twists and turns the story takes will keep you turning pages, and the writing style will put you in the character's shoes. Expect to giggle, as the verbal exchanges between the family members may strike a real and familar cord.
This is the first book in the Alvarez Murder Mystery series. I cannot wait until March for the second , A Wedding to Die For. Ms. Haven has found a new fan.
To get your copy, visit Muse It Up Publishing.