I reviewed the first book of the series: here
I have read and reviewed the previous book of the series. I liked the characters, and when I got a chance to visit with them again, I took it. This happens often, and being a fan of a good working series, I am always game to pick up a subsequent book.
The tone of the story and our leading lady Pip’s style stays the same. At the end of the previous book, she had two possible love interests and one job. Taking that as the status quo, not much changes during this book except for maybe the job and the balance in the relationships. I liked her mother’s part in this and her sister’s continuing mixups of the English language. Pip herself was a little hard to like in this one, at least for me. She does not seem to grow much from when we first met her, like her mental attitude towards jobs and why she keeps being out of one. I must admit that this has diligent leg work being detailed while there are a few advantages of knowing the right people and being at the right place at the right time.
The case this time focuses on a dress that goes missing, and Pip is tasked with identifying its whereabouts. Overall, a quick read, and if you are on the lookout for a book with wacky side characters, kittens, and even some actual martial arts by the leading lady, this is a series one can try.
I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers, but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.