Review: Hair Brained by: Nancy J. Cohen

by - Thursday, September 14, 2017

Title: Hair Brained
Author: Nancy J. Cohen
Publisher: Orange Grove Press
Series: Bad Hair Day Mystery #14
Pages: 342
Format: e-book ARC
Source: GEBT


When hairstylist Marla Vail’s best friend is hurt in a suspicious car accident, Marla assumes guardianship of her infant son. No sooner does Marla say, “Baby want a bottle?” than she’s embroiled in another murder investigation. Her husband, Detective Dalton Vail, determines the crash may not have been an accident after all. But then, who would want Tally—or Ken in the car with her—out of the way? As Marla digs deeper into her friends’ lives, she realizes she didn’t know them as well as she’d thought. Nonetheless, it’s her duty as their son’s guardian to ensure his safety, even if it means putting her own life at risk. Can she protect the baby and find the culprit before someone else ends up as roadkill?

My Thoughts:

This book follows Marla Vail and her husband Dalton as they are celebrating New Years they hear news that Marla's best friend Tally and Ken are missing.  Not sure where they are or what has happened Marla assumes responsibility for Tally's baby Luke.  Within 24 hours they find out Tally and Ken were in a car accident and Ken didn't make it as the clock ticks and they await knowing the fate of Tally.  Marla digs deeper into finding out what happened to her best friend and her husband. Who wanted Tally or Ken out of the picture and why?

As Marla digs deeper she wonders if the accident was work related or personal?  There seems to be tension at work for Ken and his staff which makes Marla wonder what was going?  Then finding out Tally was into somethings Marla knew nothing about, makes her wonder if her relationship with Tally was very one sided.  Time is running out and Marla needs to get to the bottom before someone else ends up getting into another accident.

This series is so great as Marla struggles to raise Luke, find out what happened with Tally and Ken and pray that Tally wakes up.  Tally doesn't offer up much in this book as she is struggling to stay alive so the pressure is on Dalton and Marla to figure it out regardless of where the road turns.  It also gives Marla insight into her theory of not having kids.

I really enjoyed this book and anyone who does hair dressing or just loves a great cozy mystery will love this one!  This one had me pulled in and I couldn't let it go until I found out like Marla what happened that night and why!  Definitely a page turner which kept me turning the pages very late at night!

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