Saturday, November 26, 2016

Review – ‘Somebody Killed the Cart Girl’ by Judy Moore


Blurb 

Mandy Carter, the pretty 18-year-old cart girl, is found buried in a sand trap at an upscale country club in New England. Who clubbed
her to death … and why? That’s the question haunting Detective Abby Sanders, whose own teenage daughter looks so much like the victim they could have been sisters. A former competitive golfer herself, Abby quickly lets the country club crowd know that no one is above suspicion.

Who killed the cart girl?
• Mandy’s devoted boyfriend, Josh, the son of a wealthy plastic surgeon and his snobbish
wife who live on the golf course
• Josh’s mother, who thought the cart girl wasn’t good enough for her son
• Josh’s former girlfriend who hated Mandy
• The attractive golf pro who flirts with anyone in a skirt and has an endless supply of
tasteless jokes
• His jealous country club wife who is the city golf champion
• The female assistant pro who hates the head pro and wants to play on the golf tour
• The college golf star who is as competitive as she is beautiful
• A caddy at the club who was vying for Mandy’s affections
• The victim’s brother, a college student who got Mandy the job at the club
• The aging proprietor of The 19th Hole snack bar, who has some secrets in his past?


Review 

I don’t read a lot of mysteries but this one kept my interest. 
Detective Abby Sanders is investigating the death of an 18 year old girl, Mandy Carter, who looks a lot like her own teenager daughter. Mandy’s body was discovered a foot deep in the sandpit of the local golf course and Abby soon tallies up a long list of suspects. Was it Mandy’s boyfriend who’s been lying to the cops? Was it Derek who wanted to hook up with Mandy? What about Tom, her boss? Josh’s high society mom certainly didn’t like Mandy. Did she do it? Or what about a number of other people? As Abby deciphers clues and weeds through the lies, she pieces everything together and makes a startling discovery. 
This fast paced mystery keeps you on the edge of your seat. With so many suspects and possible reasons for any of them to commit murder, Abby is definitely up to her neck in ‘what ifs.’ I enjoyed the investigation procedure as Abby questioned and detained people, and I was pretty sure who the killer was about midway through the story but then things changed and wham! I didn’t see that coming. I love it when I’m surprised at the end and this book delivered. 
4 Stars 

Disclaimer – I downloaded this book for free on Amazon and volunteered to review it. I am not compensated in any way, shape or form for this honest review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason unless at my discretion.