Friday, July 31, 2020

Friday Memes: Skating Around the Law by Joelle Charbonneau

Happy Friday everybody!
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Falling on my ass really hurts. My mother told me that after taking my first steps I fell smack on my butt. Well, I've been whacking my backside on the floor ever since, both figuratively and literally. Today, I did it surrounded by a bunch of five-year-olds.
Friday 56:
"I mean it, Lionel," Lionel said, tossing an empty chip bag into the garbage can. "You bluff like a champ."
This week I dug deep into my TBR mountain for a book I've had since Oct. 31, 2013. Skating Around the Law by Joelle Charbonneau introduces Rebecca Robbins who moves back to her hometown to sell the family roller rink and stumbles on a murder. Here is the description from Amazon:
Rebecca Robbins is a woman on a mission---to sell the roller rink she inherited from her mother and get back to Chicago. Fast. However, when she discovers the dead body of the town's handyman headfirst in a rink toilet, potential buyers are scared off. Now Rebecca is stuck in a small town where her former neighbors think she doesn't belong, living with her scarily frisky grandfather, Pop, and relying on a police department that's better at gardening than solving crimes.

Eager to move forward with her life, Rebecca begins investigating the murder herself, reluctantly accepting help from Pop and his extensive social network, which includes a handsome veterinarian and a former circus camel named Elwood. Nevertheless, someone isn't happy she's looking into the case, and their threats will have her questioning whether playing sleuth was such a good idea after all.

Joelle Charbonneau's debut is a sheer delight---a laugh-out-loud mystery with plenty of heart.


  1. Great snippets! This sounds like such a fun read. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a lovely weekend! :)

  2. Great play on words for a murder story! :) Happy Friday! Here is mine!

  3. I like the quotes. Enjoy your current read!

  4. Sounds like a funny read!! Happy weekend!


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