Thursday, March 6, 2014

Down and Dead in Dixie by Vicki Hinze

I enjoyed this new romantic suspense from Hinze. What would you do if you saw a mob murder and you knew they knew who you were? That's what happened to Daisy. Both mob families are after her, either to see her testify or to see her dead so she can't testify. Witness protection is out of the question when the authorities admit to Daisy that all their previous witnesses have ended up dead. A friend convinces Daisy the only answer is to die. But when you are not too good at faking your own death, you get into a heap more trouble than you were before.

This is a fun novel and was a joy to read. There are loads of quirky characters, including Daisy. There is lots of action as Daisy tries to outwit the guys after her. She finds romance, deception, loyalty, and much more. She makes a few unwise decisions but has a good support group willing to help her along. I love the whole idea of dying to an old life before a new one can begin, a subtle allegory of a new life in Christ, I think.

Vicki Hinze is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels, four nonfiction books, and hundreds of articles. She also writes a weekly column for the Social-In Global Network. To find out more go to www.vickihinze.com.

Magnolia Leaf Press, 265 pages.

I received a complimentary copy of this book through the Book Group Network for the purpose of this independent and honest review.
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