Posted in 4 paws, Blog tour, contest, Giveaway, mystery, suspense on August 14, 2013

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When dead prostitutes begin to appear along the rural roads of Ohio, Allie Lindell cannot stay away despite the odds—the odds being her badge-toting sister; her partner, who only wants Allie to stay home and out of harm’s way; and two little girls in full potty-training and tantrum-throwing modes. But when an old friend from The Columbus Dispatch calls with an intriguing job opportunity, Allie can’t turn her away, Allie breaks all kinds of promises to track the killer, heat up a cold case, and discover what happened to a fallen police officer. As she navigates the backstreets of Columbus, following pimps, prostitutes, sullen teenagers, and seedy gamblers, the only thing more complicated is remembering all her aliases.

Enlisting the help of her neighbor, and with the annoying voice of Snow White drumming through her head, Allie and her newfound sidekick will have you falling in love with this wonderful cast of modern heroines with day-to-day problems. Gay, straight, sleek and sexy, or rumpled and ragged—no matter how much they bicker, they’re a mighty force when they all come together. Heigh Ho!

Roadkill is the first in a series in which a former journalist and at-home mom discovers she has a knack for investigating murders. While she longs for the crazy deadlines and adult conversations, she also wants to stay home and care for her babies.

With Disney tunes, tantrums, and potty-training woes on her mind, Allie Lindell must learn to juggle the highs and lows of her family and a career she never knew she always wanted. This is the funny, sometimes aggravating, ultimately heartwarming story of a woman trying to give everything to her kids, keep the love of her partner, and not lose herself in the process.

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Where to find the book:


Amazon * Barnes & Noble * Kobo * PH Writers Coffeshop * iTunes


Roadkill is a great start to a new mystery/suspense series by Alexandra Allred.  We are introduced to Allie, her partner Rae, who doesn’t like Allie getting involved; her sister Michelle who is a police officer and believes in justice; and Jenny, the next door neighbor with MS who wants to be there right in the thick of things when she isn’t watching Allie & Rae’s two daughters.  The author does a great job of intertwining several different story lines…but I can’t say too much more than that without spoiling the book!  I thought Allie was a strong character and wanted to be more than just a housewife and mother despite her partner’s wishes.  Of course, like any mystery, her sleuthing gets her into some trouble BUT she also helps blow the cases wide open.  I thought the book had good flow and there was always something going on whether it was discovering new clues or tension at home.

We enjoyed this book and give it 4 paws and suggest you check out this book next time you are looking for a mystery to read!  Plus you can enter to win an eBook copy below.


About the author:

aallredAlexandra Allred is a former national athlete and adventure writer turned humorist and fictional writer. She’s often been called the next Erma Bombeck with a grudge. Her annual Christmas letters, which have frequently made the news, could make the Grinch weep with joy.

Allred is an avid runner (though not a very good one), frequently testifies in Washington D.C. on environmental issues, is an advocate for Clean Air, and loathes people who illegally park in handicap places.

She currently lives in Texas with her husband, three children, and array of happy animals.

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