Fools Rush In
Oak Tree Press, May 2010
I picked up Fools Rush In based on a recommendation from a friend. It sounded interesting and I wanted to read something “slightly different” in the mystery genre. This book fit the “slightly different” category in my eyes because it included narcotics, informants, astrology, and mystery. I was not sure how the author would pull it all together to make a great read, but SHE DID!
The book is fast paced and enjoyable to read, in fact, I read it all in one night. The main character, Christy Bristol, is unique and I fell in love with her immediately. Her understanding of law enforcement and ability to bring her astrology background (in the form of a horoscope) to assist a NARC she may or may not have feelings for, the “Wolfman,” with a major problem he’s found himself in was amazing. The author nailed exactly how people in the narcotics world think and behave, which strengthened the credibility and believability of Fools Rush In.
The infusion of astrology kept the book moving along and made for a fantastic read. I know nothing of astrology, but it made sense, and was very interesting to learn about. The fact the author found a way to use the information to help provide leads for the case was fascinating.
Overall, this book was a “must read” for me. I’ve read a lot of books. Many are commercialized in today’s ever-changing market (cookie cutter with the same plot). Fools Rush In not only was entertaining but informational. It includes excellent dialogue and subtle humor and romance. I can’t think of a better combo! The book is part of the “Christy Bristol” series by Sunny Frazier. I cannot wait for the next book by this author.
Reviewed by Chris Swinney, June 2013.
Author of the upcoming Gray Ghost.