"Paranormal amateur sleuth mystery with a humorous chick lit romance"
After living in France for two years with Jean Paul, Rosie
realized that he was cheating on her and only needed her
for financial support. She returns to New York, goes back
to school, and for the last four years, she has worked as
a legal assistant for well renowned lawyer Grace Osborne.
Rosie is a clairvoyant who wakes up with the feeling that
there is trouble on the horizon. When Rosie gets to work
Grace, who is always at the office first, fails even to
show up. This never has happened before and Rosie has
visions of Grace tied up in the basement of a house.
She calls the firm's private investigator Mike Bartel for
help and he accepts her worries and psychic powers, taking
them very seriously. The ex-NYPD detective files a formal
missing person's notice and has Rosie find out who might
have had a grudge against Grace. There are plenty of
suspects from a client's ex-husband to a former lawyer
friend but even when they save her, the case is not over
because the culprit remains free and gunning for her two
Combine a paranormal amateur sleuth mystery with a
humorous chick lit romance and one will understand what
the FORTUNE COOKIE is all about. The thirtyish
protagonist learns how to trust again thanks to the sexy
private detective and declares her independence from her
mother who wants to see her married. The mystery itself
is well structured and complex enough to keep readers
guessing whom the villain of the piece really is. Joanne
Meyer has written a refreshingly original who-done-it with
no lemons. It has cross-genre appeal and readers will
walk away from this book very happy.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted February 8, 2004