Fifth Munch Mancini mystery, featuring the ex-con, ex-druggie female auto mechanic. In this installment, Munch's friend Ellen's mother and step-father are brutally murdered the day before Ellen is released from prison. Is this a message to Ellen? And will Ellen get the message or will Munch be dragged into yet another intrigue? And with Detective Rico Chacon investigating the murders, will Munch really mind being involved in the case? Another great read in this series, smack full of authenticity and a down-to-earth protagonist that you're pulling for all the way!
A different kind of heroine! Good, fast-paced story. Some red herrings.
From back cover: Against the odds, Munch Mancini pulled herself out of a dead-end life of drugs and booze, transforming into a high-class mechanic, the owner of a fledgling limo business, and a good mother to her daughter. But she hasn't forgotten her old friend Ellen Summers. Munch and Ellen were young and foolish together. But where Munch went straight, Ellen went to prison. Now, one day before her release, someone murders Ellen's mother and stepfather -- and the killer is convinced Ellen has something he wants.
Alone and frightened, she runs to Munch for help. Though Ellen's story doesn't add up, the danger proves to be most definitely real. Unwilling to trust the police for fear of sending Ellen back to prison, Munch embarks on a mission to find the killer and get her friend out of trouble one last time -- before trouble comes looking for her.
Another great book from the Munch Mancini series!
I love all of the Barbara Seranella's Munch Mancini books. This one is as good as all the others.
An excellent series. This is book 5 and it holds it's own with the first 4. I really enjoyed Munch and her friends and family.