When a new rehab center for the stars relocates to Maggody, the small town police chief Arly Hanks is left with more problems then usual. Those problems only worsen as things at the center don't quite go as planned.
Like most of the Maggody series, this tale is funny and crammed with entertaining characters. The action is also nicely paced to keep things moving without the dreaded slow spots.
The only problem, in my opinion, was the abruptness of the end of the story. Several subplots that had been built up in the first 200 pages were written off abruptly while a few are left dangling, soap opera style. Still, I know I'll be tuning in for the next installment from this gifted writer.
If you love cozy mysteries that also make you laugh, you will enjoy the Maggody books. This one is no different. An old folks' home (as they are called here) has been renovated into an exclusive spa with well-known residents who all have deep secrets. Arly ends up investigating all of them and staff when one comes up dead. A very surprising ending too!
Arly Hanks, what a great chief of police. I laugh out loud at some of the things that happen in this series. Can't get anymore southern than this. All the characters are this series have great personalities. Read them all.