Tuesday, May 8, 2012

GYPPED by Carol Higgins Clark

Author Carol Higgins Clark has a knack for takingcvr9781442346314_9781442346314 real issues and incorporating them into a mystery holding readers/listeners spellbound.

GYPPED, the latest installment in her Regan Reilly Mystery series, is a great example. When Regan runs into an old friend, she discovers good fortune has smiled on her friend or has it?

Michele Pawk does a great job narrating GYPPED. She provides the right emotions for each of the characters drawing listeners further into the story. Her distinct differentiation of characters brings the story to life.

It seems Zelda inherited 8 million dollars from an elderly woman in her building she barely knew. Now Zelda enjoys giving back and helping others with her new wealth. However, her father just ran off to Las Vegas and married a woman he’d only known 3 months.

Zelda wants Regan to investigate her new stepmother. She invites Regan to a party she’s hosting at a mansion she won a weekend stay in. As Regan prepares to leave, Zelda falls ill. Regan decides to say unaware a stranger is lying in wait for her at her car.

As Regan begins to investigate for Zelda, she soon learns Zelda’s financial adviser is up to no good and possible the reason Zelda is ill.

The story is fast pace and filled with a few things you may be expecting, but a number of fun and suspenseful twists to catch you off guard. Regan is a fun protagonist with a cast of zany supporting characters to move the story along. Clark brings all the sub-plots together in an exciting conclusion leaving the reader/listener looking forward to Regan’s next adventure. 

Gypped by Carol Higgins Clark, A Regan Reilly Mystery, Simon & Schuster Audio, @2012, ISBN: 978-1442346314, Unabridged, 5 CDs, Approximately 6 Hours  

FTC Full Disclosure - This audio book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
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  1. Mason - I always enjoy it when an author is able to catch me off-guard, but in a believable way. And a cast of interesting off-beat characters can make a story all that much better. I'm glad you enjoyed this one.

  2. I love surprised twists in general. Sounds like a good read.


  3. I haven't read many of Clark's book. The title is wacky and the cover great--different than what I expect from her.

  4. I've read several books by Carol Higgins Clark and enjoyed them all. Regan is a great character!

  5. I like Regan's stories and will be glad to read this one.


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