Hijack in Abstract by Larissa Reinhart is the third book in the “Cherry Tucker” mystery series. Publisher: Henery Press, November 2013
HUMOR, HIJACKINGS, AND A HANDFUL OF HUNKS…
With a classical series sold and a portrait commissioned, Cherry Tucker’s art career is in Georgia overdrive. But when the sheriff asks Cherry to draw a composite sketch of a hijacker, her life takes a hairpin as the composite leads to a related murder, her local card-sharking buddy Max Avtaikin becomes bear bait, and her nemesis besmirches her classical series.
Cherry’s jamming gears between trailer parks, Atlanta mansions, and trucker bars searching for the hijacker who left a widow and orphan destitute. While she seeks to help the misfortunate and save her local reputation, Cherry’s hammer down attitude has her facing the headlights of an oncoming killer.
I really love this series, especially the passionately determined spitfire that is Cherry Tucker. She is a hoot and makes me laugh at the situations she finds herself ensnared in her own doing. In this fast-paced and action-filled drama, Cherry is all afire when her name is being tarnished and she indirectly becomes involved in a murder. And when no one listens to her, the fun begins as she takes on the cops, her old friend Max, and a newcomer in the pursuit of justice, all while trying to salvage her artist career. With a well-plotted storyline, witty banter, a warm and friendly feel and a great supporting cast that surrounds Cherry, this was very enjoyable and I am eager to read the next book in this charmingly appealing series.
FTC Disclosure – The publisher sent me an NetGalley ARC of this book, in hopes I would review it.