Trouble in a Big Box by Judy Alter is the third book in the ” Kelly O’Connell” mystery series. Publisher: Turquoise Morning Press, August 2012
Kelly O’Connell has her hands full: her husband Mike Shandy is badly injured in an automobile accident that kills a young girl, developer Tom Lattimore wants to build a big-box grocery store called Wild Things in Kelly’s beloved Fairmount neighborhood, and someone is stalking Kelly.
Tom Lattimore pressures her to support the big box, and his pressure turns to threats. Kelly activates a neighborhood coalition to fight the project and tries to find out who is stalking her and why. Mike is both powerless to stop her and physically unable to protect her and his family from Lattimore’s threats or the stalker. After their house is smoke-bombed and Kelly survives an amateur attack on her life, she comes close to an unwanted trip to Mexico from which she might never return.
In this fast-paced, action filled and suspense-fully woven drama Kelly faces many situations that involve her family, friends and personal self. A stalker and a threat to her neighborhood prompt Kelly to look for answers that incites the persons pulling the strings to wreak havoc on her home and her life. Mike and the wonderful Keisha are there to lend a hand to keep the family safe from harm. The author did a good job in keeping me on pins and needles as to what was going to happen next. Kelly is such a independent and determined characters that I’m enjoying seeing how much she has grown from the first book, surrounded by a great secondary cast. This is a great read and this series keeps getting better and I can’t wait to read the next book in this fabulous series.