Publication Date: June 25, 2012 | Series: Rose Gardner Mysteries
When Rose reports for Fenton County jury duty she figures she’s lucky to get out of a morning working at the DMV. Instead, despite a disastrous encounter with the new assistant district attorney, Mason Deveraux, she’s picked as a juror on a murder case. As the trial progresses, she realizes an ominous vision she had in the men’s restroom proves the defendant is innocent. And there’s not a cotton picking thing she can do about it. Or is there? As if things weren’t bad enough, Rose’s older sister Violet is going through a mid-life crisis. Violet insists that Rose stop seeing her sexy new boyfriend, Arkansas state detective Joe Simmons, and date other men. Rose is done letting people boss her around, but she can’t commit to Joe either. Still, Rose isn’t about to let the best thing in her life slip away.
The Rose Gardner Mystery Series has become one of my new favorites because the main character, Rose, is wacky,quirky, sweet, and priceless and that makes all the other characters in the book come to life. Rose gets into such mischief, not that she really means to (okay, sometimes she does mean to) and her actions always have repercussions, sometimes good and sometimes bad. I can’t wait to see what will happen in the next installment.