Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Case of the Sin City Sister by Lynne Hinton Book Review

Title: The Case of the Sin City Sister
Author: Lynne Hinton
Pages: 336
Genre: Mystery/Suspense
Format: Paperback/Kindle/Hardcover/Audio

She's not your average nun. And now Sister Eve Divine's risking it all, searching for a mission person in Vegas.

Sister Eve Divine recently discovered she’s got a gift: turns out she’s a natural at private detective work. But is it a temptation or a calling? As Eve wrestles with this question, she’s taking a leave of absence from the convent, investigating a case with her PI father.

But something else troubles Eve. It’s been weeks since Eve heard from her sister, Dorisanne. And Eve’s gut tells her that something sinister has happened to her difficult sibling. There’s only one place Eve can find the answers she’s looking for: in Dorisanne’s world, under the bright lights of Sin City—Las Vegas,

Late night visits to the casino and some clever clues hidden in an address book set Eve on a trail that soon reveals that Dorisanne’s life is darker and more complicated than Eve ever expected. In the end, Eve’s ability to understand her sister—and herself—may be a matter of life and death.

My Review

I thought I was in the mood for a more light hearted mystery so I decided to pick up The Case of the Sin City Sister. This is the story of Eve (a nun), her father Captain, their detective friend Daniel, and Eve's sister Dorisanne. Dorisanne has always been more of a black sheep and no one has heard from her in a little bit. This causes some concern from her sister but her father doesn't seem to upset about it. But, when Eve decides to head to Vegas here her sister lives, you realize that she isn't just being her usual self.

While I didn't mind this story, I felt that the characters were a little hard to relate to. I found Captain to be extremely believable. For someone who is a private investigator, the no nonsense attitude was dead on. ***Spoiler Alert*** And when you find out that Daniel and Dorisanne were in a fairly serious relationship until Daniel broke it up because he was Captain's best friend and old enough to be Dorisanne's father, that was believable too. Even if Captain would have reacted the way Daniel feared, he would have eventually gotten over it.

Dorisanne and the trouble that she was in was well written and believable too. Marrying a man 3 months after her breakup with Daniel, it was a terrible marriage and he was no good. She falls into a scam because he owes money to loan sharks, and this causes loads of problems for Dorisanne, her husband and some of their friends and acquaintances.

The real issue I had was with Eve. While some of the writing for her was fine, there was quite a bit I just didn't click with. It could have been me, but she wasn't a character that I really enjoyed reading about. It had nothing to do with her being a nun, it just seemed that her character was lacking something.

I don't think this was an awful book, but it isn't one that I would highly recommend. And I know that this is the second book in the series, but I didn't feel like I missed anything from the first one. But maybe I did.

3 1/2 stars

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