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Bitter Sweets (Savannah Reid Series #2)

Bitter Sweets (Savannah Reid Series #2)

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by G. A. McKevett, Kensington Publishing Corporation Staff
     
 

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Savannah Reid has established herself as a P.I. in posh San Carmelita, California, when real estate broker Brian O'Donnell asks her to find his long-lost sister. But Savannah's no sooner located Lisa, when murder enters the picture. Now, she must call upon all her resources to sort out the baffling clues, corner a killer, and clear her own name.

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Savannah Reid has established herself as a P.I. in posh San Carmelita, California, when real estate broker Brian O'Donnell asks her to find his long-lost sister. But Savannah's no sooner located Lisa, when murder enters the picture. Now, she must call upon all her resources to sort out the baffling clues, corner a killer, and clear her own name.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Introduced in Just Desserts, Savannah Reid, a Georgia transplant and former cop in Southern California, is having second thoughts about forming the Moonlight Magnolia Detective Agency. Her first case is a man looking for his sister, from whom he was separated as a child. Savannah locates Lisa Mallock and her daughter, Christy, and learns they are hiding from Lisa's abusive ex-husband, Earl. Then Lisa and Christy are abducted, and Savannah, certain that her investigation led to the crime, feels responsible. After she finds Lisa's mutilated body in a remote fishing resort, the Moonlight Magnolia Agency, including Savannah's former police partner Dirk, mobilizes to find Christy before she too is harmed. Savannah's visiting Granny Reid is unable to stand idly by and adds her country bromides to the proceedings. Despite the fact that the police are on the verge of arresting her every step of the way, the dessert-loving Savannah and her motley team of investigators manage to save the day and pull off a light, satisfying tale. (May)
Library Journal
Brian O'Donnell wants to locate the sister his dad gave up for adoption years ago. Transplanted Southern belle Savannah Reid, unjustly fired from her job with the San Carmelito police, must either find a case for her detective agency or else deny her sweet tooth. She uses her indomitable charm and connections to find Brian's sister, who has been hiding from an abusive husband. Unfortunately, the psychotic stalker follows Savannah to the sister. As in Just Desserts (LJ 4/1/95), Savannah is the main draw here, with her wicked humor, intrusive appetite, and quintessential Southern sensibilities. Fun reading.
Kirkus Reviews
Eased out of her job with the San Carmelita Police Department (Just Desserts, 1995), queen-sized peach blossom Savannah Reid has set up the Moonlight Magnolia Detective Agency. She's jubilant when she lands her first client, realtor Brian O'Donnell, who traced his sister Lisa Mallock, separated from him since her childhood adoption, to San Carmelita before he lost her trail. But Savannah quickly learns that Lisa doesn't want to be found. The $50,000 legacy Brian's trying to share with her is no match for his sister's terror of her abusive ex, Earl Mallock. Hours after Savannah has found Lisa, she's dead, and her daughter Christy's missing. The brutal murder looks just like Earl's work—until he turns up as the next victim.

Despite a tough time for poor Lisa, this is more sweet than substantial, with gauzy romance-novel clichés purveying a double portion of food, fashion, and full-figured fun. Only the mystery is malnourished.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575666938
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Series:
Savannah Reid Series, #2
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.88(w) x 10.92(h) x 0.84(d)

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Bitter Sweets (Savannah Reid Series #2) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a quick read. The characters are very dynamic, and once you begin reading, you'll feel you too are trying to untwist the wires. You will keep guession until the end.
Anonymous 6 months ago
What a great book in a wonderful series! DaU Cudahy, Wisconsin
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series. If you like the Stephanie Plum series you will love thede books.
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