- File Size: 233 KB
- Print Length: 242 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 061561020X
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: February 27, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007EHCKEG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,052,493 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
If Errands Could Kill (Minivan Mom Mystery Series) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Bronyaur develops the characters from page one and cleverly describes Eve's character by explaining how she, at the age of seven, made a deal with her mom to keep her real name of Genevieve a secret because it was too old. The Bailey household is just a regular family; Eve and her lawyer husband, Ben have three children, Delaney, their eldest daughter who is mad about playing soccer, son, Cody, who just tried skipping school, probably just to see if he could get away with it, and cute seven year old daughter, Penny who is trying to learn how to talk to her goldfish with bubble language.
Eve's regular life is turned upside when, driven partly by curiosity and partly by being a good neighbor, she witnesses Janet, a self-made town outcast who works at the bank, being shot; apparently in a drugs deal that went bad. Being the type of person that always sees the best in people, Eve doesn't believe the popular story, based on the evidence that the police found in her car, that Janet was involved in drugs and that her shooting was a drugs killing. Nor does Eve believe the village gossip that Janet was having an affair with an unknown man, possibly from out of town. Eve just could not let the murder of Janet go and, despite being told by her husband, Ben, to just let the police pursue their investigations, Eve continued to try and work out how Janet ending up being shot. The only leads that Eve has are the black Lincoln car from which the killer had shot Janet and the mystery of why Janet had opened the flap to the gas tank before driving away from the bank to her death.
The book builds to a thrilling climax as the mystery develops and Eve starts being intimidated and threatened. Eve is determined to get to watch Delaney's championship soccer game despite being kidnapped, tied up and held at gunpoint.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the next book in the "Minivan Mom Mystery Series".
Stay-at-home Mom's can really be super heroes, but how dangerous of a situation is too much for a Mom? Eve is "wonder Mom", she takes care of all the household duties, keeps the kids in order, goes to her daughter's soccer games, makes sure the other two kids are taken care of too, makes sure her husband always has a spare tie (for those oops moments of his) and has decided to take up finding a murderer too!
To prove a point one day, Eve takes her son to school (an embarrassment tactic to make sure he never skips school again) and her life is changed forever. At the school her son's teacher sees here there and swings by her car to tell her that there was a problem with her check she made out for her son's field trip and he just wanted her to know so she could get it straightened out before the trip so her son could still go. Well, Eve knows there are more than enough funds in the bank and there should be no reason for any issues, so she decides to go to the bank and check it out. That is where her day changes from normal "Mom stuff" to amateur sleuth. In the bank she notices Janet (a woman from the neighborhood and bank teller) acting funny and extremely out of the ordinary. When Eve is outside getting ready to go back home after straightening out the check issue, Janet comes out and opens her gas door on her car and then proceeds to drive off. Confused, but also wanting to help Janet in case any light was on in her car due to the open gas door, Eve follows her in hopes to catch her when she stops to tell her the door is still open. Following her and then stopping because of a phone call on her cell, Eve witnesses something she never would have imagined seeing that day...Janet being murdered...shot in her car by someone in a black Lincoln. Eve calls police, but she just can't let it go, she wants to help solve the murder because she thinks the police are looking at all the wrong leads. Her husband, mother in law, and the local police tell her to back off and let the police do their job. Eve just can't bring herself to do that though. She just knows they are looking at leads that were meant to lead them away from the real killer. So, she takes it upon herself to investigate more and try to figure it all out for the police. Is this a smart thing to do? Will this "helpfulness" lead to Eve's own murder?
I just loved this book! From page one I was hooked on the character Eve and her personality. Eve is the perfect wife/Mom. She makes sure everyone's needs are met and that the house is always in order and that her wifely/motherly duties are always done before her personal wants. In a small town like Eve and her family live in nothing happens that they all don't know about. I love that fact in this book. It makes the murder all that much more...out of place or mysterious. This book takes off near the beginning and doesn't let the reader rest until the end. It is action filled and has comedy too. Not only is the plot very well written, but the characters are developed in such a way that you can't help but think of people you know that they remind you of. Every time I thought Eve had it figured out and so did I something would be added that made me and the character back pedal our conclusions and re-examine things. When Eve does figure it out, it may well be too late to matter, for now the murderer has another target set...Eve.
Great read and book, would highly recommend to anyone wanting a small town mystery and unforgettable characters.