Homecoming is right around the
corner. The phone is ringing off the hook at Violetta’s
beauty shop. In most cases, that would be a good thing. This
was not most cases. The people calling were not making appointments
or confirming appointments but were canceling appointments.
They were all going to the new nationwide chain beauty shop
– Snippets. They had specialized coupons or major discounts
on the services they used most. How did Snippets get all this
private information? Simple – Lisa Butterworth scammed
Violetta and Grace Ann out of the information. Now Lisa is
the manager of the new Snippets and has stolen most of Violetta’s
Grace Ann Terhune is spitting nails. She runs into Lisa Butterworth
at the local Walk-Inn Foods store and causes a scene. She
goes home and eats her now stone cold food and then decides
to get a pet to keep her company. An injured parakeet with
one eye will be her new companion. She packs up the supplies
and the little feathery guy - but does not go home. She decides
to check out Snippets and see what is causing all of her good
customers to abandon shop. There is a light on in the back
of the salon. Grace Ann knows she will not run into Lisa since
she is having dinner with Wynn Goodman at the new hot spot
Enchante’. Getting the flashlight out of the glove compartment
could only lead to trouble.
Vonda Jamison, Grace Ann’s BFF since public school,
invited Grace Ann over for pancakes the next morning. That
is when Grace Ann finds out that Lisa Butterworth has been
murdered. Probably around the time Grace Ann was trying not
to fall through the windows at Snippets. Grace Ann will have
to find the murderer to clear her name. But will it be before
someone made her a split end?
Things to ponder: What were Wynn and Lisa fighting about
outside Enchante’? Who owned the car in the Snippets
parking lot after hours? Would Sam make it back to healthy
under the loving ministrations of Grace Ann?
Lila Dare, better known as Joanna Campbell Slan has written
another winner in her Southern Beauty Shop Series. I love
the characters and how they interact with each other. This
is a fun read. If you like your mystery mixed with a spritz
of hairspray – then this is one book you should read.
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