A Bad Day for Sorry (Bad Day #1) by Sophie Littlefield
Published by Minotaur Books (2009), Paperback, 288pg
Filed under: Action, Crime, Fiction, Thriller
Got my copy from: Library
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Stella Hardesty dispatched her abusive husband with a wrench shortly before her fiftieth birthday. A few years later, she’s so busy delivering home-style justice, helping other women deal with their own abusive husbands and boyfriends, that she’s barely got time to run her sewing shop. Since Stella works outside of the law, she’s free to do whatever it takes to be convincing—as long as she keeps her distance from the handsome devil of a local sheriff, Goat Jones.
When young mother Chrissy Shaw asks Stella for help with her no-good, husband Roy Dean, it looks like just another standard job. But then Chrissy’s two-year-old son is taken, and Stella finds herself up against a much more formidable enemy. (from Goodreads)
After my problem last time with a retiree book hero, I was pleasantly surprised with A Bad Day for Sorry. I expected a slightly harder sort of thriller than what I got, but it was a rip-roaring read nonetheless! I really liked the mystery part, and the ending was extremely satisfying as almost all the bad guys got their comeuppance (in pretty physical ways, too). The beginning was slightly slow, but after sidekick Chrissy snapped and got a personality change, it got REALLY good.
It’s got mystery, it’s got action! It’s got people kicking butt and selling sewing notions! And it’s even got a little romance, too. No wonder it won so many awards! I’m definitely going to read the next book in this series.
Read: August 25, 2013
Is this being made into a TV show? If not, it totally should be. I think it could be a really good one! Sort of like Law & Order meets Dog the Bounty Hunter.