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by Andra W, May 3, 2017


Without A Doubt

A Carol Childs Mystery, Book #3

Nancy Cole Silverman

ISBN13: 9781635110258

Brought to you by OBS Reviewer jerjen


As radio reporter Carol Childs investigates a series of Beverly Hills jewelry heists, she realizes her FBI boyfriend, Eric, is working the same case. Even worse, she may have inadvertently helped the suspect escape. The situation intensifies when the suspect calls the radio station during a live broadcast, baiting Carol deeper into the investigation.

In order for her to uncover the truth, Carol must choose between her job and her personal relationships. What started out as coincidence between Carol and Eric becomes a race for the facts—pitting them against one another—before the thieves can pull off a daring escape, leaving a trail of dead bodies behind, and taking the jewels with them.  (Goodreads)


As Carol is leaving the radio station, she sees her boyfriend leaving a jewelry store, accompanied by a Hollywood celebrity with a questionable reputation.  Before she has time to worry about that, a bomb goes off, causing major mayhem.  What follows is a wild, crazy, often times funny caper to figure out who planted the bomb and why.  At times I felt like I was reading more of a chick lit book instead of a cozy,which was fine with me.

The characters are well developed and well rounded.  Carol is  funny, hardworking and tenacious.   She loves her job but does not like that someone is trying to take it away from her.  And she does not like the fact that her and her FBI boyfriend are both trying to solve the bombing.  Even though she knows that they both want the same thing, she would really like to be the one to solve it.  It was funny to read about a little friendly rivalry.  At times I felt like there were a few too many characters and I had trouble keeping them straight in my mind.  This may be because it is the first book that I have read in this series. If I was current in my reading, this may not have happened.  Other readers may not agree with me, it is only my opinion.

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is a quick easy read.  The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and through much of the book I felt like I was right there watching the action taking place around me.  The mystery is carried on well throughout the entire book and I did not figure it out until it was revealed at the end.  

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a humorous mystery suspense.  I would suggest reading the other two books in the series first, for character development and recognition.  I plan on reading the first two myself.

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