A Good Day to Buy – Sherry Harris

31349508 4.5/5 Base Thrift Stores 

On The Back:

When Sarah Winston’s estranged brother Luke shows up on her doorstep, asking her not to tell anyone he’s in town—especially her ex, the chief of police—the timing is strange, to say the least. Hours earlier, Sarah’s latest garage sale was taped off as a crime scene following the discovery of a murdered Vietnam vet and his gravely injured wife—her clients, the Spencers.

All Luke will tell Sarah is that he’s undercover, investigating a story. Before she can learn more, he vanishes as suddenly as he appeared. Rummaging through his things for a clue to his whereabouts, Sarah comes upon a list of veterans and realizes that to find her brother, she’ll have to figure out who killed Mr. Spencer. And all without telling her ex . . .

My Thoughts:

I’m going to be completely honest, I like to yard sale, but when I first saw this series I didn’t think I’d like it. It just didn’t sound like a broad enough pastime to base a series off of. However, I am glad to say that I was completely wrong. The Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mysteries are wonderful books that I always look forward to. Another well-written book in a great series, A Good Day to Buy was excellent.

I read for the characters, and the characters in this book were great. Sarah is the perfect MC. She has her breakdowns, but that makes her realistic. I also love Gennie, Seth, and Stella, though I must say, Gennie is probably my favorite character in the entire book. Luke, Sarah’s brother, was a complex, interesting character I hope reappears later. Another character introduced, Charlie, was an absolute hoot! I hope the next book brings more scenes with Gennie and her, because they are great!

I mentioned that I thought the premise for this series would be limiting, but it’s not. The way Ms. Harris sets up Sarah’s business is creative, and there is so much more than just one or two simple yard sales happening. The mystery, also, was solid, though the murderer reveal was slightly anticlimactic.

Really the only negative in this book was CJ. To put it lightly, he’s a pig. An absolute jerk who Sarah would be better off without. That’s all I’m going to say about him.

Overall a well-written, outstanding book that I thoroughly enjoyed. I can’t wait until another one comes out!


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