Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Another Day, Another Dali by Sandra Orchard

When a valuable Salvador Dali painting belonging to her grandmother’s friend is mysteriously replaced by a forgery, FBI Special Agent Serena Jones is called in to investigate. Serena hopes finding the thief will also mean finally measuring up to Nana’s expectations. But when the evidence points to members of the owner’s own household, it becomes increasingly clear that Serena won’t be winning any popularity contests.
The Dali isn’t the only painting that’s fallen prey to the forgery-replacing thief, raising the specter of a sophisticated theft ring–one with links to dirty cops, an aspiring young artist, and the unsolved murder of Serena’s grandfather.
With plenty of edge-of-your-seat moments, Another Day, Another Dali gives the plucky Serena Jones–and readers–a new high-stakes case to crack.

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My thoughts:
After reading book one of the series a while back, I was excited to get to read book two! Sandra keeps you guessing in this fun mystery with multiple twists and turns at every corner. Just about the time I thought I had it all figured out, some new twist would show up and change my mind again. 

Serena Jones is an FBI, art fraud detective, who investigates cases related to stolen art. Her grandfather was murdered by an art thief when she was ten, and she has been looking for his killer ever since she was old enough to join the force. It's what drives her. Much to her mother's dismay she is still single and can't seem to make up her mind between her dad's choice of her partner, Tanner, or her aunts choice of her apartment manager, Nate.  Personally, I am voting for Tanner, and hoping soon to find out which is her pick. A person shouldn't ride the fence for long. 
I also really enjoy Aunt Martha's character. She is a witty older woman, who always seems to be one step ahead of Serena, and usually gets herself into trouble!

This book is deeper than just the outward appearance of art, mystery, and enjoyable characters. There are significant undertones in play. I love how the author put it in her note at the end. "Too often we see only what we expect to see in situations and others... Sometimes it takes an appraiser's objective perspective to recognize forgery, whether in art or in life."

I enjoyed book one, as well as, this one. You can read one without the other as they mysteries are completely unrelated other than the main characters in the book. Of course there are a few things, that may refer back, but not enough to cause any problems getting the gist of the story.

I received a free copy of this book from Revell to review. All opinions are my own and I was not asked to review positively. 

Read my review for BOOK 1 HERE

Sandra Orchard is the award-winning author of many inspirational romantic suspense and mysteries, including Deadly DevotionBlind Trust, and Desperate Measures. Her writing has garnered several Canadian Christian Writing Awards, a Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, a National Readers' Choice Award, a HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, and a Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. In addition to her busy writing schedule, Sandra enjoys speaking at events and teaching writing workshops. She lives in Ontario, Canada. Learn more about Sandra's books and check out the special bonus features, such as deleted scenes and location pics, at http://sandraorchard.com.

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