The Book: Follow the Dotted Line, by Nancy Hersage
The Blurb: Andrea Bravos is dazed and amazed when a Styrofoam burger box with her ex’s ashes arrives in the mail. Her adventure to find out what happened will upset officials of several small countries, insult the founders of three major religions, give her four adult children acid reflux, and lead her to assault with a deadly golf club. In the process, she will joyfully drag along her soft-spoken but fearsome accountant, while trying to fend off her mooch of a nephew. It’s a convoluted and quixotic caper, but it all comes together in the end—even the avocados, World War II spy, IRS agent, palm reader, and deadly spider.
The Blabber: Andrea Bravos is feeling a little … extraneous when her husband’s ashes are delivered thru the postal service in a take-out box. Determined to provide closure to her four barely interested children, Andrea drags her best friend and her equally extraneous nephew on the hunt. This well written introduction to the Andrea Bravos series is packed full of entertaining and likable characters, an sophisticated and fast-paced storyline and a tentative heroine one can’t help but want to see blossom. I enjoyed this book very much and can’t wait for the next installment in the series.
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