Title: April Undercover
Review: There are very few books I get excited over but when I found out Evan Katy was still writing her Samantha Rialto Mysteries I couldn’t stop smiling. April is just as good if not better than January, February and March which I was an unable to put down. April Undercover starts off with Sam trying to do a good deed for her sort of friend Skipper Turnbuckle but as always no good deed goes unpunished and by the end of the day a man threatens to kill her, a mob boss “kidnaps her” and her jeep is set on fire. Sam best friends Maxine and Olivia learn what was buried in the backyard attracting attention of two trespasser and the girls decide to use booby traps to catch the trespasser.
To top off everything Sam’s almost boyfriend Ben Parker seems to be keeping secrets and spending time with his ex-partner Sharon Gilbert.
Before spring break is over Sam is dragged into the middle of a gang war that threatens everything she knows and loves.
April Undercover is filled with laugh out loud moments, non-stop action, sweet moments of Ahh and nail biting moments which I lost a nail too biting it off. Olivia had me laughing so hard though out the book.
Evan Katy writes equal parts Mystery and Romance with neither part dominating the story. I think this might be my favorite book in the series so far and I can’t wait for the next book coming out next May 2015.
There is quite a bit of language in the book and if there is sex it ends with a close of the door.
I love this series.
Thank you Heidi for this review.
Published: Published March 30th 2014
Page Count: 246
Quick Review: 5 out 5 stars –
Why I Read this Title: Sent by the publisher for review.
Synopsis Spring Break – If you’re Samantha Rialto, this is a time for bingo tournaments, ice cream trucks, and backyard electrocutions.
Sam is on spring break from her job as a middle school music teacher. She has no plans other than to relax and recover from the stressful events of the past few months. Her friend, private investigator Skipper Turnbuckle, has just been released from the hospital. He tricks her into accompanying him on a simple background check. But nothing in Sam’s life is ever simple. By the end of the afternoon a man named Chili threatens to kill her, a Russian mob boss briefly abducts her, and her Jeep is set on fire.
At home, Sam’s friends Maxie and Olivia, want to learn the secret of what’s buried in their backyard. Edgar and Jackson, a pair of bumbling trespassers, are also interested in the mysterious hatch, and their actions become increasingly more destructive.
If that weren’t enough, FBI Agent Ben Parker, Sam’s almost-boyfriend, has a secret he won’t share and has been spending time with Sharon Gilbert, a detective on the Oak Valley Police Department. Ben is irritated with Sam for continuing to associate with Skipper, and their mutual frustration reaches a boiling point.
Before Sam’s spring break is over, she’s dragged into the middle of a brutal gang war. Her life and the lives of her friends are threatened. To stay alive Sam will have to figure out the truth…before it kills her.
Author Information: Evan Katy was born and raised in Southern California. True to her roots she frequently visits Disneyland with her children, loves the Dodgers, and relaxes to the sound of ocean waves. She is currently busy writing the continuing adventures of Samantha Rialto and working on her middle grade science fiction story - A Breach in the Boundary.