- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Adoro Books (July 24, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0615497977
- ISBN-13: 978-0615497976
Book Description from Amazon.com:
Publication Date: July 24, 2011
At age 55, Maggie is losing the battle with her fear of failure and small designer dogs, but her friend, Cher, is determined to rescue her from a future of scrapbooking and lace doilies. Bear has a secret worth killing for, so when an archaeology student stumbles too close to his hidden goldmine, the results range from comical to deadly. In a small South Carolina town, a secret from Cher's past entangles the girls in a murder investigation, in which they learn that the first step to surviving a mid-life crisis is: don't die.
My take on this book:
Maggie Gorski has her issues, so when her therapist advises her to find a hobby, she and her best friend Cher get together for a night of eating, and kicking around ideas for the perfect hobby. After several drinks their list of hobbies start to get well, odd. After trying ghost hunting, and not finding one ghost, and target practicing, where Maggie almost shoots off a toe they decide to do the next idea on the list which is rock hunting. When their little excursion has them finding a dead body, they soon find themselves in the middle of a murder mystery. Can they figure out who-dun-it without becoming a victim themselves?
I loved this book. The two main characters were a total laugh riot. Their antics and witty remarks really kept this book entertaining.Maggie and Cher both had their issues, Maggie, while happily married,suffered from panic attacks, but the authors descriptions of Maggie's problems was just slap-stick funny, I mean the one where she had a run in with a couple of Shih Tzu dogs still has me snickering.Cher on the other hand, seemed to be more grounded, well at least most of the time. Oh and the mystery, well the author reveals early on who the killer was, thing is though she used the killers nickname (Bear) so while I felt like I knew who the killer was, I was actually very surprised to learn who "Bear" actually was. The way the author pulled the story together was great, and I must say the character of Paul Lakeland was one lucky guy. I love when an author writes a dog into the story line and with this book we had Fluffy, Maggie's Rottie and Buddy Cher's dog. If you love a mystery with a southern drawl, with characters that jump off the page, and dialogue that will keep you laughing then your going to love "Box Of Rocks."
*A complimentary copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review, and honestly it is one of the funniest books I have read in quite a while*