Francie and June are back in full force in this rollercoaster of a ride follow up to the first book, “Sunny Side Up.” Maureen K. Howard wastes no time in pushing us in the middle of a crazy family and a dead body while visiting Devil Island Resort and Convention Center for a theatre workshop.
Francie and June are quickly reeled into the beautiful and mysterious DeVille family when a mishap occurs and they gain access to some of the most prestigious parts of the resort. Some parts are better left alone however as they find out later in the book.
Things get crazy as Francie’s scarf ends up at a murder scene and she becomes the focus of the investigation as the ever odd world of the DeVille family is revealed. From almost being cut in half, to a suspicions young lady who seems to follow the women everywhere , an annoying workshop-goer to creepy clowns and scorpions ever where, the drama visits Francie and June in a huge way in “Deviled.” As is their nature, the best friends can’t help but to try and solve the murder of Roberto DeVille and in turn, try and find out why Francie is being framed. This gets them in hot water with Detective Evelyn Reed as she tries to collect information on Bob’s death. Can these two just stay put? Nope. And the action continues through the entire book. There is never a dull moment with this duo.
This book is exciting and full of twists and turns that the reader won’t see coming. The ending is not only exciting, but leaves you scratching your head as to why you didn’t see that little plot twist coming. I won’t say much more than this is a fun action packed book that will make you wish it didn’t end.
“Deviled” can be enjoyed even if you haven’t read the first in the series, “Sunny Side Up”, but there are a few bits of information that is more fun finding out when you’ve read the first book.
So, when is book three coming out Maureen?