Monday, 1 October 2012

Sweet Nod by Tammy Whaley

Detective Sergeant Jane Sweet, from the Cleveland Police Department, is called in to investigate the death of a Conservative State Senator. The Senator had been involved in a kinky sex scene in a run down sleazy hotel. As Jane’s investigations get underway, so more deaths begin to occur.

The killer always seems to know who or what to target. Jane can’t seem to catch a break. Is it possible they have a leak in the department or their security has been breached? When evidence turns up implicating Jane in the murder she is investigating, it looks like she is being set up. But who is setting her up? Surely not one of Cleveland’s finest?

When Jane suspects someone has been rifling through her desk and other belongings, she knows she has to find the culprit before they destroy her career.

Jane is on a mission and will not rest until the case has been solved. Whoever is setting her up, whoever the killer may be, one thing is for sure..............They will be sorry. They don’t call Jane Sweet a crazy bitch for nothing!

Jane Sweet is a hard ass detective. Her life is a mess and has been since the death of her partner Brenda, two years earlier. In fact, the things Jane gets up to, it’s a wonder she’s still functioning, let alone holding down a responsible job. She is the main character in this book and is she great. I love her character even though she’s flawed. There are many dimensions to Jane, some good, some bad, but this is what makes her unique with a charm of her own. The other characters all blend in well with her. Even those I wanted to hate, they all played their parts to enable to story to be not just good, but great.

I didn’t guess who the killer was until I was almost at the end of the book. Even though the story was so well laid out and there were clues to follow, nothing was obvious or jumped out.

I’m rather hoping that this is going to be the beginning of a series with Jane Sweet and her side kicks. She’s a great character and too good to not bring out to play again.

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