Trash Course will stand out in readers' minds for the plucky heroine, quirky cast of characters and the hoarder that brings everyone together. The author keeps up a fast pace in this complex mystery by using plenty of twists, turns and red herrings. Although the romance is fairly light, readers won't feel like they are missing any character depth in Terry because the author uses plenty of detail while exploring her backstory and friendships.
The P.I. firm that Terry Faye works for is very selective about their clients. But when a woman comes to them saying that the police won't get involved in her dilemma, Terry's boss puts this newbie PI on the case. The case involves a missing hoarder, a booby-trapped home and a curiously persistent photographer named Zack. But when dead bodies start piling up, it's clear that Terry's job is going to be more difficult than anyone expected! (Carina Press, dl. $5.99)