Monday, September 29, 2008

Saddled With Trouble by Michele Scott

Michaela has a lot going on in her life. Her husband was cheating on her with a women much younger than her. She kicked him out but now they won't leave her alone until she signs the divorce papers, something she doesn't want to do until he agrees to take care of his part of the debt. Then one night she receives a phone call from her Uncle Lou. He wants to meet her for breakfast the next morning to discuss some things. Michaela can tell that he is upset, but he won't talk about it till morning. The next morning Lou never shows up so she goes to his ranch to see if he was there. She finds him in his prize stallion's stall – murdered.

Michaela doesn't plan on trying to solve the murder, but when her Dad, her Uncle's wife, and some other people close to her begin to look like suspects she decides to see what she can find out. Mix into this the badgering she receives from her soon-to-be-ex and his girlfriend, her roommate's boyfriend who is using her to try and buy up all the ranches, and the fact that her Uncle was being sued for fraud, Michaela soon feels overwhelmed.

As one can expect with an amateur detective, she finds lots of clues and goes in the wrong direction, but with the help of some great friends, she is able to figure out who murdered her uncle and why.

I have read a couple other books by this author, her wine lover's mystery series. This is the first in the horse lover's mystery series. Honestly, I loved it! I don't know why I waited so long to read this one. I really liked the characters. I also liked the horse aspect of it. This book kept me interested from the very beginning. I have others in the series and I can't wait to read them.

Have you reviewed this book? If so let me know and I'll list it below.

(sorry, no reviews yet)



Joy said...

Oh yay! I looked up the Wine Mysteries you mentioned and put the first one on my TBR list. For the most part, the series is rated highly. I'm going to give her a try in 2009. Thanks for introducing me to a new author. :)

Kris said...

Joy - oh - I love when I can enable! haha! I have loved the books I have read in the wine mystery series so far and this one. I'll be awaiting your review in 2009 (which seems so far away - but I know it's not)