Worst Laid Plans (A Maddox Storm Mystery Book #1) by Claire Robyns ~ New Book Release & Review

Name of book: Worst Laid Plans
Publisher/Author: Claire Robyns
Date released: 1 Feb 2016
Number of pages: 183
Genre: Cozy Mystery

Book Description:

All Maddox Storm wanted was to come home and hide from the world in peaceful solitude for a few short weeks. Oh, and give her soon-to-be ex cheating scumbag husband a fat headache while she’s at it. He hates all small towns, and Silver Firs in particular, with the kind of passion most men reserve for the bedroom.

So call it revenge, or call it poetic justice, but investing his savings in the town’s founding inn seemed like the perfect plan for all her needs.

But everything goes out the window when Maddox finds her arch-nemesis dead as a doormat in the kitchen downstairs. Before she knows it, she’s embroiled in a murder investigation and tangling with the smoky-eyed detective on the case. Not that she doesn’t trust him to do his job, but he may not be quite as motivated as she is to bring the guilty party to justice. After all, she’s the one who unwittingly incriminated upstanding townsfolk and worse, she may be living under the same roof as a pair of unlikely murderers.

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About the Author:

I love to write mystery, romance and adventure, cause sometimes one life really can have it all (between the pages of a book, at least.) When I'm not thigh-deep in laundry, shopping, cooking and general crowd control, you'll find me head-and-heart-deep in the tangled lives of my characters.

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First Review (Jenn):

I haven't read many cozy mysteries lately. I am going to get back into them after this book. This was a great lil cozy mystery. I love that the author wrote it in first person point of view, Maddox. I love the main character. Actually it is hard not too like all the main characters. They live in a small town where everyone knows everyone. Word travels fast that Maddie is back in town and staying at the Hallow House. Out of the blue this little town is shaken with the death of Ms. Daggon (who not many really liked anyways, bless her soul). Maddox finds herself in a pickle every time she opens her mouth around Detective Bishop (Nate). Then things get more and more interesting. It is a fun who dunnit novel with fun characters that I am sure you will love. The author did a fabulous job at keeping a great pace with the story line and roping the reader in from the start. I can't wait to see what happens in book #2!

I give this a 5 out of 5 stars as I had a really hard time putting this book down.

Second Review (Kris): 

Twists and turns. Secrets and lies.

Worst Laid Plans is a small town of Silver Firs, with secrets buried in the past.  The main character Maddox, reveals hidden clues , and unsuspected people.  Responsible in disrupting the towns history. This storyteller leaves you feeling sympathetic toward the evolving characters, and shocked
by the hidden criminals.  The clock ticking sequences have Maddox and her best friend Jenna involved in solving the towns mystery, making for an exciting read!

The author Claire Robins captivates her readers with unexpected plot twists, and relationships broken by betrayal.  In the end, will all love and hope be lost.  You will have to read to find out.

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. I received the above book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are honest and my own.*~


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