Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Review: Portrait of A Dead Guy by: Larissa Reinhart

Title: Portrait of A Dead Guy
Author: Larissa Reinhart
Publisher: Past Perfect Press
Series: A Cherry Tucker Mystery #1
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback
Source: Author


In Halo, Georgia, folks know Cherry Tucker as big in mouth, small in stature, and able to sketch a portrait faster than buckshot rips from a ten gauge — but commissions are scarce. So when the well-heeled Branson family wants to memorialize their murdered son in a coffin portrait, Cherry scrambles to win their patronage from her small town rival. 

As the clock ticks toward the deadline, Cherry faces more trouble than just a controversial subject. Between ex-boyfriends, her flaky family, an illegal gambling ring, and outwitting a killer on a spree, Cherry finds herself painted into a corner she’ll be lucky to survive.

My Thoughts: 

This book follows Cherry Tucker whose trying to make money with her paintings.  Of course she never counted on painting someone in the casket and that is just what the Branson family wants.  Cherry is also under stiff competition with Shawna Branson who wants Cherry to climb back into the hole she came out of.  Cherry isn't going down without a fight.  The person she has to paint was murdered and someone seems to have unfinished business with Dustin.  Of course Dustin had his dark side and wasn't above getting into trouble but was it enough to kill him?

As Cherry works on the painting she didn't count on the yummy Luke Harper coming back to Halo.  Cherry has lots of issues with Luke.  Can Cherry really put Luke on the back burner?  Or is she destined to give into her feelings for him?

As Cherry sifts through the possible suspects she knows she has to be turning up the heat on someone but who is the big question.  Is it Mr. Max the mysterious history buff who holds poker games?  Is it someone at the dealership when Dustin's father worked?  Or could it be Luke Harper who was saddled with Dustin when his mother married into the Bransons?  Will Cherry figure it out in time or she in over her head?

I love love love this series.  Cherry is a spunky no nonsense girl who won't go down without a fight.  She is also one to speak her mind.  Watching as Cherry shows you her life the good and the bad, and watching as she maneuvers around Luke.  Cherry makes you feel like you are right there with her traveling the road with her trying to figure out who stole her car, her daddy's gun, and killed Dustin and why!  Can't wait to see what is next for this spunky painter who loves her family and her friends and will do what she can to help them!

2 shout outs:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much Paula! Wow! I'm so happy! xoxo

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