Shoot From The Lip

April 19, 2011

Shoot From The Lip
By: Leann Sweeney
276 Pages

Abby Rose is a detective specializing in adoption cases. TV show Reality Check has come to town to give Emma Lopez a new & better house after receiving an anonymous letter alerting them to her difficult life. However, when the house is torn down, more is found in the rubble than anyone expected. A mystery takes a whole new turn when skeletal remains are discovered. Who did they belong to? How did they get there? And, what does it have anything to do with Emma and her siblings?

Reality Check is a show much like Extreme Makeover. They go to people who deserve a dream to come true. An anonymous letter is sent to the show telling how Emma has been raising herself and her siblings for many years after her mother took off. They live in  a house that is falling apart and about to be demolished. On top of all that, Emma has a sibling who disappeared the day after she was born.

The show is now in Abby's town and they turn to her for help. However, she isn't willing to help them- but she is willing to help Emma. Working for Emma to get answers and find her missing sibling the two become friends. Once the skeleton is found, test results take everything in a direction no one saw coming. Are the remains related to Emma and her siblings? What happened to their Mother? Did she have anything to do with the body found under the house? So many questions arise and Abby Rose tries to get answers without the police, or Reality Check, getting them first.

Abby enlists the help of her psychologist sister, Kate. Not only does Kate have her own patients to take care of, she has just broken up with her boyfriend. Faster than anyone can blink, she's met a potential new guy. Will there be a happy ending or a broken heart?

This was a storyline got started right away and that moved along. I thought it was the first in the series, but it was actually the fourth. However, I had no trouble following along and getting the back story you may need. It was a fun trip to Houston with a great cast of characters. I look forward to future visits.

I loved reading this book. Let's face it, detective mysteries are a dime a dozen and rarely have anything setting them apart from the plethora of others published. However, Abby Rose deals with adoption cases, and that's not something I've come across. I think Leann Sweeney did an amazing job of telling a serious story in alight way that made you have a great time. I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next.

Rating: Borrow From The Library/Buy It


Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read on April 19, 2011 at 11:13 AM said...

Great review! I'm glad you enjoyed the book. It sounds fun.

Jen on April 19, 2011 at 2:21 PM said...

It was. The author even read the review I did!

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