Monday, February 9, 2015

Review: Bye, Bye Love by: K.J. Larsen

Title: Bye, Bye Love
Author: K.J. Larsen
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Series:  Cat DeLuca Mystery #4
Pages: 210
Format: NetGalley ARC
Source: NetGalley

Description:

Chicago’s Pants On Fire Detective Agency targets liars and cheats. But PI Cat DeLuca is once again up to her smokin’ skinny jeans in murder. 

Cat is out running in a neighborhood park when she crashes over the faceless body of Bernie Love. Bernie was the finance guy to the scary Provenza family, with whom he grew up. And friend to Cat’s shady, Ferrari- wheeling- cop Uncle Joey. As she hauls out he r phone, Cat is assaulted by someone with a Rolex, stun gun, and wheelbarrow. When the cops show up, the killer is gone. And so is the body. 

Captain Bob, a stickler for habeas corpus, blows off Cat’s story. Stung by a chorus of snickers from the Ninth Prec inct, home base for DeLuca men, Cat vows to make her case and goes after Rolex man. The murderer, desperate to silence the only person who can place him at the park, comes after Cat. She’s quickly on a collision course with the deadliest adversary she’s ever encountered —but she has the help of her beagle partner, her gun- happy assistant, an ex - spy (or two), and her outrageous, interfering Italian family. Meanwhile her hot, FBI- boyfriend seems sidelined in Vegas.

In Bye, Bye, Love, K.J. Larsen delivers another nail - biting tale rife with unexpected plot twists, zany characters, fabulous food, and laugh - out -loud humor.

My Thoughts:

I am so glad this book came out I had been waiting quite a while for the next installment in Cat DeLuca and her crazy Italian family.  This one didn't disappoint.  In this book Cat is back to snapping picks of cheaters again.  One night while Cat is running at the park she stumbles across a body literally but the killer is adamant about silencing her, causing those around her to think she is more crazy than normal as the body has gone missing.

Someone seems to be on a killing spree and tormenting Cat in process.  They are out to silence Cat anyway possible and all her poking around is fustrating someone who's out to kill her one way or the other.

In this book we get to see the relationship between Cat and her Uncle Joey and how they work together.  Which I enjoyed the only thing I missed was her boyfriend who seems to be stuck in Vegas.  He wasn't in it as much as he normally is.  Always a great adventure and tons of humor when you delve into the DeLuca family.

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