Sunny Side Up – Daniel Stallings

Happy belated release – still catching up on some reviews from last week! Damn headache/eye strain limiting computer use!

Thanks to Pace Press for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.

SUNNY SIDE UP – Daniel Stallings (out now!)

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My Thoughts: 3.5/5 stars!

SUNNY SIDE UP by Daniel Stallings is a quick little mystery read and was very entertaining. This brought in a new kind of detective – a millennial with a minimum wage job. Li Johnson is only 21 years old and has a job as a waiter on a cruise ship. Something to keep him occupied and to save some money to go back to school. What he wasn’t expecting was a demanding and sadistic maitre d’ along with entitled passengers.

Everything turns upside down for him when he discovers a passenger that is sunbathing on the deck. Something isn’t right about the scene. Before Li knows it, he’s on the hunt for a killer before he can be taken down for the crime.

I don’t want to give away too much more because this is a shorter novel. For those that want a lighter mystery read, then this is the perfect book to pick up. Definitely one of those beach reads or one to read all snuggled up for the night. I did like how different the investigation was. This isn’t your typical police procedural for the simple fact that we’re following the crime with a 21 year old waiter. New perspectives make for unique crime reads!

Overall, I give this one 3.5/5 stars! I would like to see where Li Johnson goes after this one – it would be fun to go along on another investigation with him!

What do you think of these lighter mystery novels?

–Jess

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