Sunshine Vicram has been elected Sheriff of Del Sol, New Mexico. She didn’t run. Her parents entered her so she and her daughter Ari (nee Aurora) would move back to the small town. Her first day on the job, Ari’s friend goes missing. Sunshine and her sheriff crew set out to find the girl and get her home safely.
I loved this book. The characters are well-developed and the plot twists are organic and not forced. I loved the relationship between Ari and Sunshine. They are very connected and love each other very much. Sunshine is a single mother and has worked hard to raise Ari. Their love and affection is on every page.
I also loved that Sunshine’s parents, her best friend, and even her crush-nemesis have a role in raising Ari. There are quirky small-town characters, but they are not stereotypes or overdone. They mystery is well-plotted and believable.
I can’t wait for the next book in the series. I hope it takes off and lasts a long time. It’s clear Darynda Jones is a talented writer. If you like mysteries with a bit of humor and a touch of romance, you will like this book.