Monday, February 13, 2012

Mothers, Daughters, and Other Mysteries: A Book Review

Mothers, Daughters and Other Mysteries is the third book by Heather McPhaul I have reviewed on this website, and I have to say, I think it's my favorite. It has a little of everything: action, humor, romance, and suspense.

Leann Conklin is in her thirties and still trying to find her place in the world of work. She's tried on various hats in the past, including that of a matchmaker as she tried to start her own online dating site. So far nothing has panned out. It's a tough position to be in, when your mother is Ava Gerard, Queen of the Daytime Soaps, a successful actress.

Leann's latest career plan is to become a private investigator. While working on a case she accidently finds herself involved in a murder, and now danger is lurking around every corner. To make matters worse, her mother decides to drop in for a surprise visit. Soon, Leann's photo is appearing on television as a murder suspect, and she and her mother must solve the murder, or they both could end up dead.

It's a fast-paced, fun read that will keep you engaged and have you laughing out loud. Heather has proved once again that she is a talented wrter. This book is based on a screen play the actor Rod Steiger was negotiating to produce just before he died. Although the movie never happened, we are fortunate that Heather liked her story well enough to turn it into a book. Her characters are believable and diverse. I say, Buy it, you'll love it!

To buy this book on Kindle or in Hardcopy, click here.

Note: the only compensation I received for writing this review was a copy of the book. My opinion was not influenced in any way by that fact.

Other books by McPhaul areRaggedy Ann Heart and Fire in the Hole. (The later was written under the pen name, Colleen Kelly.)



River said...

I'm terrible at reviewing things like books. I just don't know how to describe them, the characters, the story, the twists and turns of the plot. Which is a shame because I had an email today offering me copies of several books for review.

Brian Miller said...

nice review...sounds like it was a pretty good book....will put it on the list to check out...

hocam said...

Sounds like a fun read. I'll add it to my wishlist.

Sue said...

Sounds like a romp! I'll have to check it out.


rosaria said...

Lovely review, Eva. Worth a look, for sure.

Al Penwasser said...

Would the sequel be: "Wives-The Greatest Mysteries of All"?

Aging Gal said...

Al, you have just given me my sequel. Thanks! Check out the book and my blog ( for other humorous stories. Heather McPhaul