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Published by BlackOpalBooks on December 20th 2014
Genres: Fiction, Mystery & Detective, Women Sleuths
Source: Publisher on NetGallery
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Cassie Cruise wants her life back as a kick-ass P.I. Trouble is, she has zero credibility since bungling a case on reality TV. After a public tantrum, she slinks off to bury her head in the sandy beaches of Southwest Florida. Just as she starts over as the owner of The Big Prick Tattoo Shop, a body is discovered in the trunk of her burning car. Cassie's aware there are those who'd get in line for their turn to torch her car. But murder? You don't have to like her, but you damn well better respect her. And get out of her way—this is one case she intends to solve, with or without an audience.
“Lane Changes” by S. L. Ellis is a quirky mystery story. I think this story is very engaging and keeps the attention of the reader. Cassie is trying to get herself and her life back together after being embarrassed on TV. Now Cassie is back to being a PI again when her vehicle gets torched and a body is found in the trunk. Now Cassie is being investigated on whether she is the murderer or not.
As the story went on, there seemed to be some missing back story. I was really hard to follow the story at moments. I really liked having a PI that was determined to figure out the mystery that was going on. I love how spunky she is and it really made the story more fun. I have to say that Cassie was the one to save the book for me. I really liked her character.
The mystery didn’t make much sense and once you knew who murdered the person, it never really explained how the murder happened. This is where the story was really lacking. I feel like if it wasn’t for Cassie I probably would have finished the story at all. I think Ellis did a great job with her character development. That is the part of the story to really focus on.
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