4 out of 5 stars
As Suzanne is getting her hair colored at Root 66, she’s stunned to witness the County Services office next door suddenly go up in flames. Concerned neighbors throng the streets, and the fire department does their best. Unfortunately, their best isn’t enough to save longtime civil service worker—and friend to the Cackleberry Club—Hannah Venable.
Soon enough, it’s discovered that an accelerant was used to fan the flames. Someone set the fire on purpose—was Hannah the intended victim? Suzanne, Petra, and Toni vow to smoke out the culprit.
Unfortunately, the list of suspects is as varied as the Cackleberry Club’s menu. When Suzanne finds a possible connection between the fire and the nearby Prairie Star Casino, she comes to realize that the arsonist wanted something very big and bad kept secret. And if the ladies aren’t careful, they may be the ones gambling with their lives…
Scorched Eggs by Laura Childs is the sixth book in the Cackleberry Club series and one that I enjoyed a lot.
When the series first came out, I was thrilled with it and really enjoyed the first three books. Then, the fourth and fifth books left me a bit flat. This installment feels much more like the first few in the series and I’m happy for it.
The plot line in this one is well thought out and it moved along at a good pace. It’s also one of the few books in this series where I did not have a clue about who the villain was until they were revealed.
I’m renewed in my enthusiasm for this series and hope another installment comes soon!