Thursday, August 4, 2016

Book Review: Engaged in Danger by Barbara Venkataraman

Engaged in Danger, by Barbara Venkataraman
2015, 242p, Cozy Mystery
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: Received a copy from the author for an honest review

Finally, life is good for reluctant family law attorney, Jamie Quinn--her father may get his visa soon, her boyfriend is the bomb, and her law practice is growing like crazy--but when she agrees to take on a high-profile divorce case, everything falls apart. What looked like an opportunity to work with her friend Grace and make some serious bucks has turned into a deadly game, one that could destroy their friendship and tear their town apart. Why couldn't Jamie just leave well enough alone?

This is the fourth book in this series. I listened to the first three on audiobook and you can learn more about those here. I wasn't crazy about the narrator so I looked forward to actually reading this one.

Jamie's life is going well at the beginning but then it quickly falls apart. Her boyfriend, Kip, leaves for three months on a work-related trip. She takes on a high profile divorce case and quickly realizes she's in over her head. She works with her best friend Grace on that case and some things happen which put a rift in their relationship. She also looks into a plane crash which killed her neighbor's sister so she enlists her friend, Duke, to help her, which also causes some problems. She couldn't seem to catch a break.

I loved this book and it's my favorite one so far! There was quite a bit going on and I liked how the author tied everything together. It moved along at a nice pace and there were some twists and turns along the way. Jamie is a fun character to get to know, as well as the people she surrounds herself with. As far as the case goes, this book stands alone. If you want to learn more about Jamie's life and the people in it, you'll want to start with the first book. This is a fun series and I'm looking forward to reading more!

Barbara Venkataraman is an attorney and mediator specializing in family law. She is the author of "The Fight for Magicallus," a children's fantasy, "If you'd Just Listened to Me in the First Place," a humorous short story and two books of humorous essays: "I'm Not Talking about You, Of Course," and "A Trip to the Hardware Store & Other Calamities," which are part of an ongoing series entitled "Quirky Essays for Quirky People."

Her Jamie Quinn cozy mystery series includes: "Death by Didgeridoo," "The Case of the Killer Divorce," "Peril in the Park," and "Engaged in Danger". Coming out in 2016, "Jeopardy in July". All of her books are available on Amazon Kindle.


Barbara Venkataraman said...

Thanks for the great review and spotlight on your lovely blog!

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