Snap Shot by Meg Chittenden, Margaret Chittenden
The small town of Port Findlay, Washington, can't protect photographer Diana Gordon from the past, the killer watching her every move, and the man who wants to steal her heart.
|Publisher:||Penguin Group (USA)|
|Product dimensions:||4.32(w) x 6.74(h) x 0.83(d)|
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PLOT OR PREMISE: Diana Gordon has retired from being a private investigator after being shot, and is living the simple life in Port Findlay, Washington running her own photography studio. But a local woman is murdered, and when Gordon finds the body, she can't resist doing a little personal investigating. And she turns up links to her past and how she got shot -- for taking a photograph of someone who didn't want to be captured. . WHAT I LIKED: Diana's character is relatively straightforward, and it is an interesting cast of sub-characters. Hard to tell if this will be a series or a one-off book, but it works either way. The politics of a photography show provide a nice backdrop, and this would work as almost-cozy, except for a little direct violence in two places. . WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: Her partner in Port Findlay, Conor Callahan, is a bit neurotic and there is a major change in his perspective by the end of the book. Gordon doesn't reveal to everyone her past as she goes along, and it is a "secret" that causes problems early on -- for no apparent reason as she knows she's going to have to spill eventually. Equally, the reason the photograph is causing problems is so obvious to the reader, it is grating to see our star investigator proceed through most of the book before figuring it out. . BOTTOM-LINE: A great almost-cozy . DISCLOSURE: I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I am not personal friends with the author, but I have interacted briefly with her on social media.
Deciding it was safer to shoot a camera than a gun after a harrowing experience, Diana Gordon changes careers from detective to photographer. The past is not so easy to shake though; a year later, someone from her sleuthing days wants her dead. With the help of a chiropractor, Connor Callahan, Diana will return to her past to solve a murder in the present and save her own life. In the process, Connor will learn how to let go of his past to find a future with Diana. Sharp, fast paced, and often funny, this quick read will surely hold your interest until the suspense filled finish.
After being shot by a mark that she was investigating, private investigator Diana Gordon quits sleuthing as she is tired of injuries and feeling old at thirty-four. The part owner of G and J Investigations Diana leaves the practice without asking for compensation from her partner, Bradley Jeffers.......................................... One year later, Diana has relocated to Port Findlay, Washington where she has opened up a photography practice, the one skill from her previous work that means doing all the shooting and not being shot back. However, Diana has been roped into co-hosting the annual Port Finley Arts Alliance Photography Show with chiropractor Connor Callahan, a widower still ¿talking¿ to his beloved late spouse. As someone stalks Diana from her previous life with plans to kill her, she and Connor begin to fall in love. However, she has doubts as she has had one failed marriage and she believes he has room for one woman in his heart, his beloved deceased spouse of fourteen years............................... SNAP SHOT is an entertaining Pacific Northwest romantic suspense tale that readers will enjoy due to the shy antics of the lead couple when they are near each other. The story line is further propelled by eccentric secondary characters who constantly push the dynamic duo together, but not as matchmakers but for the photography show. The tense intrigue subplot is cleverly developed, but the key to this fine thriller is the personal dynamics between the reluctant yet hopeful prime pair............................ Harriet Klausner