I think the Parkers' experience with Danny has made Ray re-think his stance on children! And Jo is finally realizing that she no longer has to be responsible for her sister The Story Ray is fed up with Jo's depression and hands her an ultimatum — clean up and get re-involved or he's calling the shrink!
Then, in true Ray fashion, he decides that taking in a foster child will help Jo cope with losing Noelle. Jo then learns that Erica has gone off the rails so now Jo has two children to handle — Erica and Danny. It's when Jo is taking Erica to Dr. Albert that Danny's knee-jerk response ends up in the discovery of a woman's arm in a cooler in the trunk of the car he steals. An arm that sets up a whole slew of complications when Jo insists on pushing to discover the arm's owner's identity, how Danny's dad could be involved, helping Leslie achieve her greatest desire, and the whereabouts of her sister.
She also fancies herself as a detective. She and her county deputy sheriff husband, Ray Parker , got back together to adopt Noelle after being separated for three years. Erica is Jo's bipolar sister who seems to be having a lucid period right now. Cory Kempe is Jo's best friend and the mechanic on the maintenance side of her high-end garage.
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Brennan Rowe is a hunk of a contractor who has done quite well for himself. Well enough that he has a nice garage full of even nicer cars. And, he's dating Cory. Danny is a year-old in need of a home while his dad is in jail for grand theft auto and possible murder.
Maury Boor was a classmate of Erica's in high school with a mad passion for her, even though she turned him down every time. Now he's got a rep for stalking. Leslie Flynn and her twin brother Peter run a farm selling eggs, milk, and plants. Celeste Martin works at Talbott's, a clothing store across the street from Jo's garage. The town gossip, she rarely has anything good to say to Jo. The Cover and Title This cover is the first one without a butcher's knife or a wedding theme. Initially this cover made me think of a picnic but after reading the story, I think it's simply a reference to a design used on old fashioned ice coolers.
Appropriate since the arm laden with rubies and zircons is found in a cooler.
I do like the use of the old-fashioned green metal cooler on the cover. The title certainly reflects the story since Jo is caught up in the throes of depression following the Parkers having to give Noelle back — the Parkers are definitely dealing In Sickness and In Death. Aug 17, Kathy rated it liked it Shelves: mystery-series. Another fun read by Lisa Bork. Bork's description of the area makes the reader want to visit and experience the charm of the area - just don't try to find featured character Jolene Parker if you don't want to be in the midst of another murder investigation, that is.
Just as Jolene is trying to put herself back together after being denied the opportunity to adopt baby Noelle, her husband brings home a year-old boy Another fun read by Lisa Bork.
Just as Jolene is trying to put herself back together after being denied the opportunity to adopt baby Noelle, her husband brings home a year-old boy Danny - a new foster child with his own baggage. Danny's dad is already in jail for suspected auto theft. Now it seems Danny and his dad are somehow involved in the murder of a woman. As if this isn't enough for Jolene, her sister has disappeared and is off her meds to control her bipolar condition. A call from her sister makes it sound as if she's been kidnapped.
Murder, auto theft, a missing sister - what else can happen? How about a client who wants a very special car so she can get the attention of the man she's attracted to? Jolene decides a make-over is more in line, but why does this client seem to be adding to the unanswered questions in her life?
I have enjoyed this series and eagerly awaited this next installment in the series. While I liked the book, I felt the story was a little disjointed and rushed. Some of the connections between the characters seem a little forced. Given her track record, I'm sure this is a minor blip. Overall, I recommend this series and this book. Mar 30, Denise Zendel rated it it was amazing. Jolene Parker's deputy sheriff husband brings home a surly year-old foster child without asking Jolene.
Jolene is severely depressed from a loss at the end of book 2 no spoilers here and Ray thinks she needs somebody to love. Maybe he does too. The boy takes a joyride in a stolen car and in sorting that mess out, they find jewelry-wearing arm packed in ice in a cooler in the trunk. While Jolene is solving the murder, she has to cope with her crazy sister's elopement and repairing relations Jolene Parker's deputy sheriff husband brings home a surly year-old foster child without asking Jolene.
While Jolene is solving the murder, she has to cope with her crazy sister's elopement and repairing relationships damaged by the events in book 2. I could not put this down. I actually started book 3 before this one and realized the story had gone some place I wasn't expecting, so had to - right there on the treadmill at the gym - find this one and buy it so I could get caught up.
It's that good. Jun 27, Ann rated it liked it. Jolene Parker and her husband Ray have reconciled to the fact that they cannot have children of their own. They have lost the baby that they tried to adopt when its birth mother decided she wanted her back.
Ray brings home Danny, a twelve year old boy whose father is in jail for car theft and possibly the murder of a woman. Jolene is torn between trying to help Danny and staying aloof because she knows she will have to stay goodbye to him and can't stand the loss. This was an okay mystery. It ha Jolene Parker and her husband Ray have reconciled to the fact that they cannot have children of their own.
It had its issues but it was better than the first one of this series that I read. Sep 08, Lil Gluckstern rated it it was amazing. I received this book in the mail and finished it two days later. I found myself totally immersed in the characters, and the story, but what stands out for me are the relationships. Bork does not shy away from difficult subjects, or the difficulties that real people have. Jolene is so human and so sympathetically written, that I can just see her in her dealership, frantically trying to sell a car.
If you enjoy small town events, with not so small town events, a good plot, and a good deal of h I received this book in the mail and finished it two days later. If you enjoy small town events, with not so small town events, a good plot, and a good deal of humor, read this book.
This is not a cosy. It's fun and moving. Oct 19, Susan rated it liked it Shelves: mystery-new-york. Jolene is coping with depression and unaware that her sister Erica is off her meds again. The last thing she needs is a rebellious pre-teen foster child, but that's what her husband, deputy Ray, brings home just before Thanksgiving. Danny's father is in jail for auto theft, and someone has to look after the boy. Fortunately for car-crazed Danny, Jolene runs a shop that sells classic sports cars.
Among the weddings Maguire conducts are many second weddings — people like Elizabeth and Bengtis Ericsson, for instance, who both had religious first weddings, but opted humanist second time around. She gets pissy because Ray doesn't practice full disclosure with her. The pair trade verses on a ditty that finds Warren G being mugged when Nate Dogg turns up and blows the thieves to bits. Eric, will you accept Kelly to be your wife and partner? Treat yourselves and each other with respect, and remind yourselves often of what brought you together. Jun 20, Elizabeth rated it it was amazing.
But when a woman's severed arm is found in the trunk of a car, Danny's father becomes a suspect. Sep 08, Beth rated it really liked it. Good story telling. Writing flows, No chokes or awkward segue's and well fleshed out characters. I enjoyed that she doesn't have trouble writing in a married couple. MissBHavens, geek at large. Sep 23, Mary rated it really liked it Shelves: books-read This book was close to home in many ways. Chiefly, it explores the relationships of an enabler who is realizing that she needs kindness, attention, and strokes just as much as those around her.
The author does a good job in her treatment of the mentally ill and people who have identity problems no matter what those problems might entail. Aug 09, Rexanna Ipock-Brown rated it really liked it. I think this one was an improvement over the second in the series and I enjoyed it as much as I did the first book.