Thursday, December 17, 2015

Book Review: The Case of the Sin City Sister by Lynne Hinton

Book Description

When Eve's biological sister goes missing, the nun heads to Las Vegas to track her down before it's too late.

Years ago, Eve heard God's call to become a nun, but her recent stint moonlighting at her father's detective agency invigorates her so much that she's wrestling with her vocation. She's working with him on a case involving a miner in New Mexico when alarming news develops: her sister Dorisanne is missing. The authorities won't act without evidence of a crime, but Eve knows something suspicious-and possibly deadly-is afoot. Challenged to put her newfound gifts as a PI to the test, Sister Eve heads west to Las Vegas to uncover clues about her sister's whereabouts.

What nefarious scheme has Dorisanne become involved in? Is her life in danger? And what is Dorisanne's estranged husband hiding? Sister Eve will discover there's always more going on in Sin City than meets the eye. 

My Review
The Case of the Sin City Sister is a wonderful cozy mystery from Lynne Hinton.  This unusual mystery is about a nun who solves crimes.  

The mystery is well written, with strong characters (especially Eve!) and lots of twists and turns.  It really kept me guessing until the end.  There are really two mysteries in the book -- the search for Eve's sister, Dorisanne, and what happened to her great-grandfather.  I found both storylines very interesting.

I have not read the first book in the series, but this novel worked fine as a standalone.  (I do want to read the first book as well, though!)   I read a lot of cozy mysteries, and this is one of my favorite recent cozies.  I recommend it highly for other fans of the genre.

About the Author
Lynne Hinton is the New York Times best-selling author of Friendship Cake and Pie Town. She received an undergraduate degree from UNC Greensboro and a Masters of Divinity from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. She has served as a hospice chaplain and church pastor. Lynne is a regular columnist with The Charlotte Observer. She lives with her husband in Albuquerque, NM. Visit her website at Facebook: Lynne-Hinton-Books

I received this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.

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