Sarah Winston has divorced her cheating husband, who happens to be the chief of police in the town that they live in. While going through bags of donations she finds a bloody shirt that belongs to her ex-husband, CJ. She also learns that the person that her husband cheated with is missing. She knows that her ex-husband is not a murdered or a kidnapper, even though he is a cheater. She shows her ex the shirt and he takes it and says that he will take care of it. A friend of Sarah’s and CJ’s is murdered, which complicates things. He does not do a very good job of taking care of it and is eventually arrested for the murder. Now Sarah has to do whatever she can to prove his innocence.
Not only is she trying to deal with saving her husband, she is also dealing with CJ’s fellow police officers harassing her. They go out of their way to ticket her and make trouble for her whenever they can. She also has no job and needs to find a way to make some money, now that she is on her own. Her favorite thing to do is go to garage sales and find bargains. She is also very good organizing the sales and thinks maybe that could be her new career.
The characters are well developed , realistic and three dimensional. Sarah is someone that you would want as a friend. Some of the characters are good people and some of them not such good people, and it was entertaining reading about how she dealt with all of them.
I found the garage sale theme unique and entertaining. There are many ideas on how to shop at sales and how to run your own sale. There is also a section at the end of the book that gives tips and ideas. I found this interesting and helpful.
The mystery is carried out well throughout the entire book and there is suspense that I found myself wrapped up in. I think that the conclusion is very plausible and surprising. I enjoyed that.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well-crafted cozy mystery. This is the first book in the Sarah Winston garage Sale Mystery series and it is a good one. I look forward to reading the next book when it is released later this year.
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review. I would like to thank NetGalley and Kensington Books for the opportunity to read and review this book.