I can't believe it's been nearly a month since our last "What Am I Reading Wednesday" post! So let's dive in, shall we?
Today's "What Am I Reading Wednesday" book is:
Title: Justice & Mercy: A Justice & Mercy Mystery
Author: Britni Patterson
First Reading: Second!
Initial Impression: "Everything is bigger in Texas"...Especially the murders!
|I am LOVING this cover!|
Today's book is especially exciting for me to share, as I happen to know the author!
"Justice & Mercy" is Britni Patterson’s debut novel, and follows the trials, tribulations, and Texas-sized suspense that comes with co-owning a private detective agency with your twin sister. What could possibly go wrong?
Oh, if only you knew.
Justice and Mercy Givens (you'll have to read the book to find out how they got their names!) have a strict rule against taking murder cases. Absolutely. No. Murders. But what are the sisters supposed to do when the bills are due and work is scarce? Take on TWO murder cases, of course!
Patterson weaves a story full of intrigue, humor, and little glimpses into the life events that have made the sisters who they are today.
I was lucky enough to moderate an author panel recently, with Britni as one of the panelists! It was such fun getting to delve deeper into what influenced her to craft her novels and characters the way she did. I had so many questions: Why is Justice's favorite pastime line dancing? What were the motivations behind the childhood accident that left Mercy as a paraplegic? (Curious? You can find more information about the books HERE)
Another feature of Patterson's novels that is wonderful for me, (speaking as someone who tends to jump sporadically from one genre to another depending on what I'm in the mood for), is that each book in the series can be read chronologically or as a stand alone!
The second 'Justice & Mercy' novel is already available, titled: "A Thousand Deadly Kisses", and the third one is currently in progress!
|Can anyone guess what this one is about?|
**Disclaimer: The "What Am I Reading Wednesday" posts are my personal opinion and not to be taken as "professional" literary reviews. I just love to share the books I've enjoyed!**