Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Girl in White Pajamas Book Tour and $25 Amazon/Paypal Giveaway

When Officer Bud the PR face of the Boston Police Department is gunned down, his brother, Bogie McGruder, returns from Palm Beach for the funeral. Since the BPD is investigating the death of one of their own, Bogie believes his trip to Boston will be a short condolence visit and a chance to meet his secret love child.

But interacting with a family fueled by alcohol and mired in scandals, Bogie is reminded why he does investigations for his Boston based company from a computer in Florida. Although Bogie wants to contact his ex-lover, Bailey Hampfield, he’s reluctant to do so since Bailey dumped him four years earlier. Knowing that Bailey had his child after she cut him loose, Bogie ponders how he can establish a relationship with the three year old daughter he’s never met. While he thinks about it, Bailey gets in touch with him and asks for protection. Someone is trying to kill her.

By the time Bogie meets Isabella, it’s apparent that he still loves the mother and adores the child. Bogie tells himself that he’s not interested in the BPD investigation into Bud’s death, but he continues to be drawn into it while trying to discover who is attempting to kill Bailey. The investigations seem to parallel each other, then intersect and become intertwined. As the story develops, Isabella, a precocious child obsessed with martial arts, slowly becomes the focus.

The underlying theme of this mystery is lies. Everyone seems to be running on lies and half truths. The only pure and true character is The Girl in White Pajamas.

My Thoughts:

This family is so twisted that it makes mine look perfectly sane! In the beginning The Girl in White Pajamas is kind of confusing, trying to keep track of the different characters and who they are to each other. Because they're mostly all related it makes it that much more difficult to keep track of everyone.

Chris Birdy brought to life the boy who was shunned and ignored by his family and moved on to make something of his life, while most of the rest of his family squandered theirs. Bogie loves his teenage daughter (even when he can't understand her) and desperately wants to meet his 3 year old daughter. The circumstances in this book allow them to meet, and his younger daughter is a spunky handful that made me laugh out loud! She is so much like my daughters that I wondered if Chris Birdy has met my girls!

This story was a quick read for me, since the mystery grabbed me and the characters came to life for me! It was funny, entertaining, and everything a great book should be. I loved it and I can't wait to read the author's next book!

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About the Author
Chris Birdy was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After graduating from high school, she did a four year stint in the Middle East. When she returned to the States, Chris settled down in the Boston area and became a true Bostonian by collecting college degrees while raising a family.

For more than twenty years, Chris has been a member of the legal community performing investigative work for Boston law firms conducting business in rough housing projects and crack house neighborhoods.  Several years ago, while sitting in a courtroom with a client, Chris watched as a police officer was lambasted by an attorney. The attorney was defending a young woman who crashed her car into two other vehicles before she passed out drunk behind the wheel. The occupants of the other cars were seriously hurt and the cop, a former EMT, tried to assist the injured while waiting for ambulances to arrive. The attorney questioned the cop's every move, shredded his testimony and made him seem inept. Embarrassed, the cop returned to his seat beside me and muttered, "Everybody lies. The judges lie, the lawyers lie, the witnesses lie.."  Chris wanted to tell him not to worry that in about five years he'd be just as good a liar as they were. The seeds for The Girl in White Pajamas were planted in that courtroom.

Chris lives outside of Boston and in Palm Beach, Florida with her husband.

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.


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  1. I enjoyed this book also. I'm ready for the next.

  2. Hubbie loved this one too, he was so excited when the next one arrived lol x

  3. I've definitely said I was sick when I wasn't (to miss school) too many times to count. haha

  4. I dont tell big lies. I am sure I have told someone how beautiful they are.