An obscenely rich lottery winner tricks Marisa Adair into joining forces with a famous Florida private detective to investigate her daughter’s twenty-year-old murder. During a serial arsonist’s reign of terror, Mayla died in a fiery inferno. The newly wealthy mother wants to dedicate her considerable resources to finding her daughter’s killer and bringing him to justice. MAn obscenely rich lottery winner tricks Marisa Adair into joining forces with a famous Florida private detective to investigate her daughter’s twenty-year-old murder. During a serial arsonist’s reign of terror, Mayla died in a fiery inferno. The newly wealthy mother wants to dedicate her considerable resources to finding her daughter’s killer and bringing him to justice. Marisa is busy with problems of her own. After her troubled brother’s death, Marisa discovers he was stalked online. The stalker is the vicious bully who had made their childhood a living hell. She decides to track down the bully, confront her, and hold her accountable for her crimes. Alisa was a beautiful girl. She was also the ringleader of a group of bullies. Now, as an adult, she seeks out the weakest of the herd to torment through the anonymity of her computer. Alisa also holds the key to dark secrets, with the chilling tendrils reaching from her childhood to the present. After Alisa’s brutal murder, Marisa is the number one suspect. When Marisa is arrested, her friends rush to help her. Alex, sure he will be driven mad by Marisa, is determined to clear her. Marisa’s friend and former teacher Althea is combat ready after decades of teaching elementary schoolchildren. Marisa’s support group, as ruthless as they are supportive, will go to great lengths to help their fellow member. Tara, Marisa’s best friend and in need of her own twelve-step program for her shoe addiction, will demand hard choices of her boyfriend, the lawman who put Marisa behind bars. Marisa lived a chaotic life of drinking and partying. Hitting bottom left her existence in shambles. Like a phoenix, Marisa rose from the ashes. Now she’s a savvy and respected human resources director. In jail for a murder she didn’t commit, Marisa faces losing her hard-won new identity…and possibly her life....
|Title||:||Arson Takes a Dare: The Third Marisa Adair Mystery Adventure (Marisa Adair Mysteries Book 3)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||230 Pages|
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Arson Takes a Dare: The Third Marisa Adair Mystery Adventure (Marisa Adair Mysteries Book 3) Reviews
2 starToo slow developing and I constantly felt left out of things. Only suited to readers who read entire series in order and are so invested in characters that they don't care about pacing, etc. 2 star
‘Arson Takes a Dare’ is a fast moving, witty novel with larger than life characters and an original plot. Marisa Adair is a woman with problems. She’s struggling with a drinking problem and is fresh from a seemingly unsuccessful inpatient rehab stint. Her problems stem from the facts she had an abusive father, her brother Mosely was murdered and has lost a close friend, Heidi to drinking. To make matters worse, her older friend and former schoolteacher, Althea has betrayed her by using her childhood abuse and addiction struggles as fodder for her romance novels. (As a creative touch, parts of Althea’s novels are interspersed in the novel).When Berea Kenton wins the lottery she pours her winnings into finding the murderer of her daughter two decades earlier by a serial arsonist. Marisa with her previous experience as an amateur sleuth and Burke Creed, a private detective are lured to the case. Jada Ryker is a very talented writer whose style is slick and genuinely funny. The strengths of her novel are the characters and their dialogue. In particular, she has a facility for sketching characters with distinct voices. The plot is intricate and the cast is large. At times I was challenged to remember who everyone was, but Ryker has provided an excellent character guide at the beginning of the novel which is helpful, especially if you haven’t read previous novels in the series—although this book is standalone. I’d definitely like to read more Marisa Adair mysteries.
Kindle Unlimited or else got on freebie day, depending on which story talking about. Too much 'chick' stuff for me, though the title warned, but feel it took away from the actual story being told, made it too much going on that didn't have enough to do with the actual mystery part. However having said that, and trying to overlook the chick part, overall it's not bad even with or because of the 'odd' characters, so am going on through her other books. The consulting detective agency ones oddly, for me or maybe due to writer style, rate the same. Having said that part, though, and liking the beginning rundown of characters, bit too much to overly describe them elsewhere. The 2 horror ones, may be jaded or whatever but just meh. Macey Malloy Mysteries with a Chick Lit Twist -Take the Body and Run 1 - Take a Walk on the Dead Side 2Carr — Maah Consulting Agency Book 1) Dog Days of Karma 2 - Equi Knocks of KarmaCarr - Maah Consulting Agency (2 Book Series) The Marisa Adair Mystery Adventures - Murder Takes a Dare 1 Mayhem Takes a Dare 2 - Arson Takes a Dare 3Marisa Adair Mysteries (3 Book Series)Shaken, Not Stirred, Mystery/Horror Series - A Pink Zombie, with a Mist 1 - Gimlet, a Shaken 2