(A Molly Malone Mystery)
2nd in Series
Midnight Ink (August 8, 2013)
An Imprint of Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd.
Trade Paperback: 240 pages
E-Book File Size: 629 KB
Molly Malone and Samantha Calhoun have been friends since their fathers were Senators. They know Washington D.C. inside and out. Molly now manages the financial affairs of Senator Russell. Samantha is busy managing her own “affairs”. When her latest fling, married U.S. Rep. Quentin Wilson, is found dead in Samantha’s home, she quickly turns to her best friend, Molly.
Using some her Washington connections Molly finds out that Wilson was researching some of the same things that may have gotten her niece killed. (Deadly Politics – Book 1 in this series.) Molly puts her own life in danger as she tries to reconcile how this death may be connected to the death of her niece.
I loved the first book in this series. It set the perfect foundation. Washington D.C. is full of possible stories. Molly is a wonderful character, smart and determined.
In this installment Molly again uses the resources she has to try to help her best friend. I was so glad Dangerous Dan was in town to help her but also so their romance could start to bloom and blossom. We have just scratched the surface of this guy’s story. Eleanor is also a very interesting character. She has known Molly and Sam since they were girls and really has their best interests at heart. She is also a powerful woman in Washington.
The story really drew me in. It was exciting and suspenseful. With this series Maggie Sefton sets aside the cozy for a little more thrill and tension and she does that extremely well. The pages were flying.
I did have one huge problem though. This story ended very suddenly with a cliffhanger. Things were just starting to fall into place and that was it. We had several pieces to the puzzle but not all we needed to solve the case. It is like when a television series ends in the Spring and you have to wait until the Fall to see what happens. Only in this case with the previous book coming out last August and this one a year later, that seems to mean we will not have a chance of resolution until August 2014. Then she may leave readers hanging again. I hate the waiting but it will sure create a buzz about this series! I just want the next book right now 🙂 please.
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