July 27, 2012

My Thoughts: The Girl is Trouble by Kathryn Miller Haines

4 chocolate no bakes.

Cover Love:  Yes, I like this.  The model looks very 40's-ish!

Why I Wanted to Read This:  I really enjoyed the first book in this series, The Girl is Murder and wanted to continue on with the series.  Here's the synopsis from GoodReads:

Iris Anderson and her father have finally come to an understanding. Iris is allowed to help out at her Pop's detective agency as long as she follows his rules and learns from his technique. But when Iris uncovers details about her mother's supposed suicide, suddenly Iris is thrown headfirst into her most intense and personal case yet.
Romance?: Yes.

My Thoughts:
I was so glad that this book delved more into Iris' mom's murder.  I knew there was more to this story!

I was glad how Iris and her dad had moved forward in their relationship.  They made some progress, but took a couple back steps during the course of this book.

I liked Iris and Benny's romance.  It is starting out sweet and I hope it lasts.

Iris seems like such a true teenager suffering from a loss.  She makes mistakes and lets her emotions get the best of her, but that's what I like about her.  She is still learning the business and is working hard to earn her Pop's trust.  They both keep too many secrets from each other though!  I think that's typical as well.

I love Pearl, Iris' best friend, but am perplexed as to why everyone else dislikes her so much!  They just don't know her like the reader does I guess.

I am glad Iris was able to work the school mystery and her mom's mystery to satisfying conclusions.

Once again I loved the setting and time period.  The author does a great job of putting us in the 40's.  I LOVE that!

To Sum Up:  This is a series I am adding to my library.  My readers LOVE mysteries!

eGalley requested and received from Macmillan via NetGalley.  Thanks!

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