Thursday, November 12, 2015

Cardiac Arrest by Lisa Q. Mathews

They might be a retirement community but that doesn't mean everyone is old and decrepit.  In fact, some of them are still pretty naughty...

Carina Press and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so you can grab a copy now.

Dorothy pretty much keeps to herself.  There's one busybody in the residents who loves to find her and express her views but Dorothy keeps her mouth shut.  She does notice when the new resident who must be a guest (she's underage) manages to dive in and splash the loudmouth.  She appreciates it, too.  Summer is a young trim blonde and quickly gets disliked by the other women in the complex.  She's too much of what they are not.

Summer is starting a new job and manages to get there late.  Not a good beginning.  It gets even worse when the doctor comes out of the patient's room and collapses on the floor of the kitchen right in front of her.  She gets accused of poisoning him.  She doesn't even know him!

The quirky characters give this story life and keep your interest.  Dorothy gets involved in the investigation because she knows Summer didn't do it.  They make an odd team but it's fun to watch their antics.  It seems the doctor wasn't who he said he was and the case gets even more complicated.  The ending is pretty exciting and was unexpected.  I'm anxious to see if these two continue in more mysteries.  I bet they will.

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