For Jack Shepherd, tiger shape-shifter and former soldier, life is heading for a dead end. Dead End, Florida, to be exact. When he learns that he inherited a combination pawn shop/private investigation agency from his favorite uncle, Jack’s first job is to solve his uncle’s murder. Because sometimes it takes a tiger’s eye to see the truth.
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Over the holidays as I recuperated from surgery, I got the chance to read the first in a new series by Alyssa Day. I’ve read other books by her over the years. I enjoy her voice and story telling abilities. Dead Eye is awesome. Yes, I said awesome! There I said it again.
Alyssa takes romance tropes, story telling tropes, cliches, and everyday humor of life’s foibles and adds a spark of snark and mystery to them. The story told in first person from Tess Callahan’s view is full of twist and turns. I read to get lost and involved in the story. This one I did time and time again. A story that takes my mind off things is worth hooting and hollering about. And more than once.
I recommended the book to my bestie who doesn’t like sparkly were creature stories. He even enjoyed the book. While he might not read others in the series, he laughed and hooted with me over the pages that we read to each other or discussed as the writers/authors we are.
Book two won’t be out until around April from what Alyssa says. Keep your eye out for an enjoyable series and laugh out loud read. I strongly recommend this series.