Hijack in Abstract is not the first book in the Cherry Tucker Mystery series. But a first time reader of these mysteries can still enjoy it without missing anything from a previous story line. Humorous and light, this is a fast page turner that will be over before you know it.
Cherry Tucker has a full house on her hands. Her ex boyfriend/ husband is homeless and living with her. Sister and brother have been kicked out of their ancestral home by their grandpa’s girlfriend Pearl. Cherry is dragged out of bed by her uncle, the sheriff, to draw a sketch of a hold up suspect. She befriends the witness and learns he is a common thief. And also finds out there was a hijacking at the rest stop.
Cherry’s ‘classical’ paintings of her husband have been bought by someone. But long time nemesis Shawna has printed them out, and is casting aspersions on Cherry’s character. Local immigrant millionaire Max wants Cherry to stay from the new Sip N Zip. Ex boyfriend and cop wants her to stop her amateur sleuthing. Hot shot Atlanta lawyer wants her to stay in his mansion to be at his beck and call.
All Cherry wants is to clear her name, not to mention her house. And get justice for a poor frail woman and her eight year old grandson. Will Cherry be able to keep all these balls in the air? And keep her loved ones out of the cross fire?
Larissa Reinhart has very easily captured life in a small Southern town. Cherry Tucker is a likable character who cares what her neighbors think of her. She has a conscience and a heart and a penchant for poking her nose in dangerous places. She has more than one man hankering after her, but she will not let them stop her from what she wants to do. Who wouldn’t love such a gutsy gal?
Pick up Hijack in Abstract for a light mystery that will keep you guessing while you have fun.