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  • You never know what lurks behind closed doors

    Jane Darrow is back in the second entry in this series. When her younger next door neighbor hires Jane to help her determine if she is losing her mind, Jane is at first wary of taking the job. Megan could be better served by seeing a psychologist, but she takes the case on and begins asking questions. Before Jane really can dig in, Megan goes missing. But Jane is certain Megan wasn’t losing her mind and she convinces the local detective to begin searching for Megan, even though the woman’s father tries to shut a search down, claiming the young woman has gone off to relax. But will they find Megan dead or alive? Jane has her doubts, but keeps hoping for a positive outcome. While I didn’t read the first entry, this was fine as a stand alone…and I will be reading the first entry shortly. I like the author’s Clambake series as well, her writing is solid and you find yourself quickly immersed in the book and turning the pages as time slips away. Looking forward to more from this author in both her series.

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  • Senior Sleuth cozy

    Jane is retired. Her observation skills allow her to offer help as a Professional Busybody to her friends and neighbors. She is quite a likeable character. Jane's next door neighbor, Megan Larsen, is on track to become a partner in her law firm when she asks Jane to investigate. Megan isn't sure if she's having mental health issues like her mother or if someone is messing with her head. Jane learns a lot about security systems and digital monitoring in Megan's house when Megan disappears. Pressing Det. Alvarez is what Jane is good at and he trusts Jane's instincts. The plot is steady and leads are thoroughly investigated. The final answers are obvious in retrospect. On a personal note, Jane makes closet space for Harry's things in her room which gives them hope for the future of their relationship. Looking forward to book 3! I voluntarily read an ARC from Kensington Publishing through Net Galley.

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  • Quirky "Certain Age" Sleuth, Refreshing, Enjoyable

    Set in a pretty town in Massachusetts, this enticing cozy mystery lured me in from the first sentence and kept me riveted until the end which came all too quickly. And that fetching cover and title! It is the second in the Jane Darrowfield series and it is impossible to say which I enjoyed more as they are both wonderful. Compassionate, intuitive and quirky Jane Darrowfield is a woman of a "certain age" who is retired and perfectly qualified to be a "professional busybody". She is also eccentric, fun and has secret sorrows of her own, the kind of woman who would be fantastic to have chatty tea with. Her young new lawyer neighbour, Megan, seeks Jane's help as she wonders whether she is going out of her mind. A bit unusual. But Jane investigates and discovers much more than she had imagined with a plethora of secrets and buckets of deceptions. A cat or two enter the story as well. One of my favourite aspects of this book is the fact that the sleuth is not an immature twenty something. Not only is the story extremely likeable but the characters are fascinating and for a cozy are beautifully three dimensional. Jane is believable, realistic and sensible. This cozy has that little bit more which elevates it including the lovely writing style resplendent with quick wit to the descriptions and characters to care about to the layers of mystery and the promise of more in future. If you are seeking a new cozy mystery series (or even if you're not!), choose this one first. You will be refreshed by its charm and gentleness and escapist qualities. It really is endearing and makes me yearn for more like this. My sincere thank you to Kensington Books and NetGalley for the privilege of reading this marvellous book! I eagerly await the next in the series and in the meanwhile will read all I possibly can by Barbara Ross.

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  • Is Jane’s Neighbor Crazy?

    Jane Darrowfield’s newest client is Megan Larsen, her next door neighbor. Megan is a single, mid-30s lawyer on track to become a partner in her firm. However, she begins to suspect that something might be wrong with her. She’s hearing voices and having blackouts among other symptoms. Either she’s going crazy, or someone is out to make her think she is. Jane quickly comes up with a diagnosis, but then something happens that makes Jane question everything she thought she knew. Is Megan in danger? Or is Jane really living next to a madwoman? I enjoyed the first book in this creative cozy series, so I was anxious to visit with Jane again. I loved this second book just as much. The story is creative and easily fits outside the typical cozy storyline while still fitting perfectly in the cozy mystery genre. Just when I thought I had things figured out, something would happen that would confuse me again. Yet the details all fit together perfectly at the end. Jane is a strong main character. I don’t feel like her friends are well defined, but they don’t get much page time, so that isn’t an issue. Megan is a very sympathetic character, which makes us care for her. The rest of the characters we meet along the way are great as well. This isn’t as funny as the first book in the series, but that’s not a complaint. The subject matter is more serious, and I thought this book perfectly handled that. If you are looking for a slightly different cozy mystery, you’ll be glad you picked up this book.

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  • Great series

    Great Series Vehicle This series would be a great vehicle for so many talented actresses of a certain age. Loved it.

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