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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

4.0 on the Masq Scale. The Happenstance Marshal by @ogarabooks #mystery #bookreview




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The Happenstance Marshal

(The Millie Mysteries)



Written by Michael O'Gara




Genre: Mystery


Book Synopsis


When life gives you lemons
set out to save a town and
get the badge and a gun you’ve always wanted.


Millie’s life presently sucks and that’s SUCKS in capital letters. She’s out of work and has just lost her best friend. Given the economic problems of the City of Safe Haven Harbor, Millie’s prospects aren’t good. The City is broke, business is bad, everyone’s struggling and a new reform Council has been elected to get to the bottom of the mess.

They’ve hired a new hunk of a City Manager and if Millie thinks her life is complicated now she has no idea what’s around the corner. Millie will be thrown into the midst of mystery, sexual temptation, adventure and misadventure, as well as life threatening danger. Through it all she will learn she has a natural talent that will change her life.

Abha C's Review


The Happenstance Marshal is about someone who is down on their luck and how she turns things around. She does this with her skill and a lot of luck. Although it started out unusually the story definitely picked up as it kept developing. This is a fast paced western book that definitely made me want more.

Millie Boyd is a character full of spunk but with a rarely seen softer side. She has a great cast of supporting characters that I suspect will develop more as the series unfolds. There is a lot of action but not very many twists and turns, it was a straight up thriller and an easy read.

A good author writes about what they know and Michael O'Gara does just that. The book successfully conveys the nuances of how a city office works. My only complaint is that some instances seem just a little hard to believe but still I can't wait to see what Millie gets into next!

Review Disclaimer: Book provided in exchange for an honest review.

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