Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A Killer Location

Happy Day Before Thanksgiving!  When I was growing up, we used to go to a relative's house in Lakeland for Thanksgiving.  On the way home the only thing open would be a random gas station or convenience store. Nowadays, I can eat out, go shopping, and take in a movie.  How times have changed.  Do you think it is a good change or bad change?

A Killer Location by Sarah T. Hobart is the second book in A Home Sweet Home Mystery series.  Sam Turner is a new real estate and she is working under Everett Sweet at Home Sweet Home Realty in Arlinda, California.  Everett is giving Sam a chance to do an open house in Campus Heights, a pricey neighborhood.  The open house is a disaster from the moment she opens.  It is one disaster after another.  A neighbor stops up the toilet and stink up the house, a dog tracks dirt on the newly cleaned carpets, and a couple cleans the house out of valuables when Sam tries to unclog the toilet.  The worst part is when she goes to bake cookies, she finds a finger in the frozen cookie dough.  Then the out of control dog returns and dig up the rest of the body in the front yard.  Sam will definitely not be getting a contract during this open house.  Sam’s boss, Everett Sweet ends up being the top suspect which puts Sam’s job in jeopardy.  Sam returns to the house to search for more clues and ends up finding another body.  Everett ends up in jail and Sam without a real estate license (because Everett’s broker license was revoked).  To top it off, Sam’s sister Stacy has moved into the studio apartment on Sam’s property.  Stacy is Bernie Aguilar’s ex-wife and Bernie is Sam’s current boyfriend.  Just when things were going good between Sam and Bernie.  Life is never dull for Sam Turner.  Will Sam be able to get Everett out of jail and get her license back?

A Killer Location is easy to read, has a simple mystery, and can be read as a stand-alone (first novel rehashed).  The type of humor used in the book is not for me (my mother claims I do not have a sense of humor).   The story had one ridiculous (and highly unbelievable) incident after another that mostly happen to Sam.  The mystery could be solved very early in the book to my disappointment.  I could have overlooked some of the incidents if the book had a good, complex mystery to solve.  The book does contain some foul language and mild sexual situations.  You should be aware that there are some disgusting food descriptions in the book (they made me nauseous).  I give A Killer Location 3 out of 5 stars (it was okay).  This is just not the right type of series for me.  Others, though, will find it enjoyable and humorous (provide you with a light read).   Death of a Fixer Upper is the first book in A Home Sweet Home Mystery series. 

I sincerely hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Enjoy the day with your families.  I am off to relax and enjoy more of the Gilmore the Merrier on UP! tv.  Take care and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

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