Summary: “I think something might have happened to me Saturday night. Something bad.”
Private Investigator Dani Ripper’s client list is nuttier than the Looney Tunes conga line, but she diligently solves one crazy case after another, waiting for a game-changer.
Enter Riley Freeman, 17-year-old honor student.
Saturday afternoon Riley quietly placed a little strawberry sticker on her private area and pretended it was a tattoo. She didn’t tell anyone about it. That night she went to a slumber party that featured drinking and boys. Riley fell asleep, woke up the next day with no reason to think anything happened…
…Until Monday, at school, when a classmate called her Strawberry.
Coincidence or crime? Dani agrees to investigate. And the roller coaster ride begins.
Review: From the very beginning, John Locke delivers this story quick and precise. It is a rocket read from start to finish. Locke does a wonderful job of delivering a mystery and then slowly unfolding it to reveal the pearl of truth at the end. The character dialogue moves the story along and gives insight into each character's personality and motivation.
The main character, Dani Ripper's staff is a odd, wacky and unusually perfect for this line of work of private investigating. They are all fun to meet and watch as they interact with Dani in the workplace. Locke has done an excellent job of developing each character in this story.
This is a great detective story with great characters.