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Uneasy Prey (A Zoe Chambers Mystery)
by Annette Dashofy


Uneasy Prey (A Zoe Chambers Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
6th in Series
Setting – Pennsylvania
Henery Press (March 27, 2018)
Paperback: 286 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1635113204
Digital ASIN: B078RWM8S1

 

 

On the way to the emergency room, an elderly woman regains consciousness long enough to inform paramedic Zoe Chambers that her fall down the basement steps was no accident. Before she can say more, she succumbs to her injuries, launching Zoe and Police Chief Pete Adams into the investigation of a burglary ring targeting the area’s vulnerable senior citizens.

Zoe—in spite of Pete’s objections—takes it upon herself to act as protection detail after the con men, disguised as water company employees, set their sights on Zoe’s beloved former landlady. It’s a decision that eventually puts Zoe in harm’s way.

With Zoe already recovering from one close call, Pete must race against time to stop the crime ring—and a dangerous killer—before they strike again.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

Someone is preying on senior citizens and Zoe isn’t going to stand for it, especially after one woman dies and her friend Sylvia Bassi may be their next target. Then she learns Mrs. Kroll has had a visit from the burglars too. Her boyfriend, Police Chief Pete Adams, wants Zoe to stay out of it but she moves out of his house and back in with Mrs. Kroll to keep her safe. Pete also has his hands full with his father who has Alzheimer’s. His sister, Nadine has decided it is time to move their dad into an assisted living facility. There is also a new newspaper reporter in town and she is not warmly welcomed by Zoe or Pete, but she keeps showing up everywhere they are.

I love this series and these characters. The character development that has taken place over the six books is phenomenal. Zoe has just a warm heart and always tries to the right thing, even when the right thing puts her in danger. Pete loves her so much, but he has reason to worry about her. She has racked up quite a few injuries herself. He appreciates her intellect and the way she doesn’t give up. He loves her for her independence but has a hard time with some of her decisions. Like any real-life couple, they have their up and downs. They are surrounded by a strong supporting cast that makes these stories even more real.

This time Ms. Dashofy has taken on some hot topics. Criminals do prey on the elderly. What happens in this story could happen in any town, anywhere. She also shines the light on a hard decision families must make when their parents and grandparents can no longer live a home. When Nadine faces the truth that she can no longer care for their father, Harry, and informs Pete about an appointment to visit an assisted living center, Pete is not happy. He doesn’t want to put his dad in a nursing home. When he visits the center he sees the difference between a nursing home and the type of center his sister has chosen for their dad he starts to see his dad’s future home in a new light. It does take a bit of time for Harry to get comfortable but he does make a friend right away. The two topics come together nicely.

There is also a surprise visit from Zoe’s mother that made things very interesting and at times pretty funny. She arrives just in time to help Zoe handle a horsey situation.

Uneasy Prey was a wonderful read. Well-written with a strong plot and supreme characters that kept me totally entertained start to finish.

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About the Author

Annette Dashofy is the USA Today best-selling author of the Zoe Chambers mystery series about a paramedic and deputy coroner in rural Pennsylvania’s tight-knit Vance Township. CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE was a finalist for the Agatha Award for Best First Novel of 2014 and BRIDGES BURNED was nominated for the 2015 Agatha for Best Contemporary Novel. UNEASY PREY, the sixth in the series, is set for release on March 27.

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Praise for Uneasy Prey (A Zoe Chambers Mystery)
by Annette Dashofy

This one is a real page-turner and unexpected surprises that ends with a bang.
~Texas Bookaholic

I love Annette’s writing. She’s created characters where the mystery always feels personal to Zoe and company.
~A Chick Who Reads

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  12 Responses to “#Review / #Giveaway – Uneasy Prey (A Zoe Chambers Mystery) by Annette Dashofy – Great Escapes Book Tour – @HeneryPress”

  1. A good seasonal cover.

  2. Thanks so much for hosting my blog tour AND for the fabulous review!

  3. Love the cover & the book looks great, Thanks for this great giveaway.

  4. Thank you for the wonderful review on “Uneasy Prey”. Everything I read about this book reaffirms my desire to read it. The idea that it deals with those that prey on seniors, as a senior, is very interesting. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!
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  5. Great series. Plots and characters are relevant and believable. Looking forward to reading this latest addition to the series.

  6. Thanks for your review, Lori — Uneasy Prey sounds like a must-read!

  7. Great author and series. looking forward to this newest title!

  8. New series to me. Looking forward to reading the book. Sounds like a great read.

  9. Sounds like a great book–I’d love to read it.

  10. Congrats on the new release! It sounds like a fascinating book.

  11. This sounds like a real page turner that I would enjoy reading

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