Blood Money Murder by Jessie Chandler is the fifth book in the “Shay O’Hanlon” caper series. Publisher: Bella Books, June 2016

Blood Money MurderSecrets. It all begins with secrets. And one is about to implode with potentially catastrophic results.

It’s St. Paddy’s Day, and Shay O’Hanlon is finishing her shift at the Rabbit Hole, anticipating the grand reopening of her father’s bar, the Leprechaun. Two suspicious-looking strangers show up at the Hole demanding to speak to Eddy Quartermaine, the closest person Shay has to a mother. That visit sparks a firestorm spanning twenty-five years in a deadly mix of love gone wrong, stolen money, murder, and betrayal.

Will Shay and her sister Lisa pay the ultimate price for Eddy’s sins, or will Eddy confront her twenty-five year secret head-on before time runs out?

I always enjoy myself when I’m reading about the capers involving Shay and her friends. In their latest adventure, secrets are exposed and it’s the journey that keeps this story light and fresh and entertaining. This fast-paced and well-written drama grabbed my attention immediately from the first page, quickly becoming a page-turner. Such a hard book to put down with all the goings on between the various characters putting me smack dab in the middle of all the action and boy what a fun ride it was. Jessie does a great job of telling a story that comes alive on the written page. Such depth kept me engaged amidst all the intricacies that played out that I was sad to see this story end, especially after that ending which definitely put a smile on my face. This series continues to get better and better which each episode told and I’m so happy that Jessie has a new publishing home and I look forward to more adventures with Shay, JT and the gang.

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