Davis Way Mystery, #2
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Henery Press
Date of Publication: January 28th 2014
Number of pages: 276
Cover Artist: Fayette Terlouw
It's Davis Way's first slot-tournament season. And it may be her last.This is a follow up to Double Whammy, the first book in the series. Davis Way is back. And though there have been some changes in the way her job works and who she works with (due to spoilery things that happen in Double Whammy), things have not slowed down in the least. I am so glad that I got both books 1 & 2 from the author for a review together. It made it super easy to dive right into this book.
Things are dicey at work. A personal assistant goes missing, a little old lady goes on a suspicious winning streak, and a Bellissimo executive goes gaga for Davis. She follows a disappearing slot-tournament player trail to the So Help Me God Pentecostal Church in Beehive, Alabama, then jumps headlong into a high stakes holy scandal.
She's on a losing streak at home, too. Her days, nights, and dinners run together, as Davis juggles a revolving door of uninvited guests, namely her rotten ex-ex-husband, Eddie Crawford. And Bradley Cole thinks three's a crowd.
The worst? Davis doesn't feel so hot. Maybe it's the banana pudding, or maybe it's a little bundle of something else.
DOUBLE DIP. A reckless ride in the fast lane, and Davis Way can't find the brakes.
The story starts off a few months after the close of events of book one. Davis is settling into her new job(s) at the casino and life is looking pretty good. Until the first slot-tournament of the season. Things start to go wrong almost immediately. Luckily Davis has her friends and family to call on to help her sort things out. As with the first book, there are plenty of crazy jobs, costume changes and odd characters around.
I really liked that we are still learning about Davis. It seems that the more we learn, the more there is to learn. Her family and their complex temperaments collide and mix to constantly form new configurations. Plus the author hasn't seemed to shy away from any topics yet. I refuse to list the multitude of subject matter, since I really don't want to give away any spoilers. Let's just say that I can see Davis very much as a real person with the problems that real people face every single day. The ending was a bit of a surprise, pleasantly surprised. From the way the setup was, I was expecting something a bit different. This book kept me on my toes trying to figure out what exactly was going on. This was another 5 star read for me.