Sky High

Sky High (A Nicki Valentine Mystery Book 2) - Susan O'Brien

Kids and crime scenes. A horrible combination. I was glad Dean was along for the ride, messy minivan and all.

I was really looking forward to reading this book as I absolutely loved the first book in the series. I think maybe I went into reading this with my expectations too high (maybe even sky high) because I felt like after the first book being so great that this was a bit of a disappointment. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoyed it over all and will continue reading this series but I will go into the next books in the series with more realistic expectations.


I loved Nicki in the first book but in this one I was annoyed with her at times. I didn't like how her relationship with Dean had barely progressed since the last book. I understand that he had been away and that as she has kids she wants to take things slow but their relationship was non-existent for a lot of the book. I am hoping for more on that front in the next book of the series. I was also super annoyed with her when she had her whole popcorn incident. That seemed way out of character for her and just plain stupid.


Do not read this book while eating! This book at times dwells on Clostridium difficile colitis (aka C. diff) and a possible treatment for it. I already knew what C. diff was before reading this but I was definitely not prepared for how much it would be mentioned. While the possible treatment for it is in fact a real thing I just didn't need to keep reading about. For some reason I like to keep my mysteries poop-free. 


I did enjoy getting to read about Nicki doing PI work again. She definitely works well with Dean so I look forward to seeing them work together again (if they do). Thanks to Netgalley and Henery Press for the galley.