New York Times bestselling author Darynda Jones is back with the brand-new snarky, sassy, wickedly fun Sunshine Vicram series!
Sheriff Sunshine Vicram finds her cup o' joe more than half full when the small village of Del Sol, New Mexico, becomes the center of national attention for a kidnapper on the loose.
Del Sol, New Mexico is known for three things: its fry-an-egg-on-the-cement summers, its strong cups of coffee—and a nationwide manhunt? Del Sol native Sunshine Vicram has returned to town as the elected sheriff—an election her adorably meddlesome parents entered her in—and she expects her biggest crime wave to involve an elderly flasher named Doug. But a teenage girl is missing, a kidnapper is on the loose, and all of it's reminding Sunny why she left Del Sol in the first place. Add to that trouble at her daughter's new school and a kidnapped prized rooster named Puff Daddy, and Sunshine has her hands full.
Enter sexy almost-old-flame Levi Ravinder and a hunky US Marshall, both elevens on a scale of one to blazing inferno, and the normally savvy sheriff is quickly in over her head. Now it's up to Sunshine to juggle a few good hunky men, a not-so-nice kidnapping miscreant, and Doug the ever-pesky flasher. And they said coming home would be drama-free.
This book was so awesome! I've really enjoyed her Charley Davidson series, and yeah, I was really excited to read this book! Sunshine was a fantastic character, and she had the same kind of narration that seems to be Darynda Jones style, though it was dialed back in her YA series.
Mainly, this book is a mystery. It's not really a paranormal, there's weird stuff going on in town, and there's this one character, and this one incident, and one character mentions Charley, but Sunshine's a sheriff, and that involves solving the various crimes brought to her attention.
There are a ton of mysteries in this book. There's the main one where a teenage girl is abducted, a minor one where there's an escaped felon, an over arching series one, and a minor one that had my scratching my head as to what was going on! So great to read!
There's this one big reveal, and it made me so mad, the way it went about it-not at the book, but at the characters who revealed it. Because it was so petty and honestly could be dangerous. And it was a little aggravating, how it was handled, but it was the better path.
I enjoyed this book so, so, so much, and I can't wait to see where this series goes!
Author: Darynda Jones
Series: Sunshine Vicrum #1
Read: December 3rd, 2019
Reason Why: Love her writing and it sounded really great! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2019 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Expected Publication: April 7th 2020