Title: No Brainer
(The Darcy Walker Series #2)
Author: A. J. Lape
Publisher: A.J. Lape
Rating: 5 Stars
Two weeks before junior year, Darcy hops a plane to Orlando for a little R&R with her best friend Dylan and his family. Fresh off the heels of solving three murders in Valley, you'd think she'd sit back and enjoy the vacation capital of the world … maybe if you're a noun. Darcy Walker, however, is nothing but verb.
Before her feet hit the Orlando soil, she's meddling in the disappearance of a five-year-old boy who vanished six months earlier.
With authorities still no closer to solving the case, Darcy is shanghaied by her impulsivity and runs headlong into that proverbial burning building, convinced she can bring him home.
She travels down a road that not only follows this missing child but branches off into the corrupt and sinister world of mob activity when she tampers in a case on which Dylan's detective grandfather is working.
After a near disastrous midnight meeting in a warehouse and a date with a mechanical bull, Darcy realizes she might've bitten off more than she can chew. Add the boiling flirtationship with her best friend and the appearance of his romantic rival, and she is in over her head.
Will she survive a life of flirting with death too easily? Or will her flirtationship with Dylan become the actual death of her instead?
For a girl with a habit of finding dead bodies, No Brainer gives Darcy Walker more of the same…surprising twists and turns…and running for her life. -Goodreads
In this, the second installment of the Darcy Walker series. It seems that our lovely, albeit "too nosy for her own good, or that of anyone else;" Darcy has flown her way into Orlando and trouble.
That's right folks.
Not even an all expense paid trip to Florida with her bodacious best bud Dylan, and his family is enough to keep this baby Bloodhound off the scent of murder, missing kids, mayhem and mystery for long.
Darcy is once again in top sleuthing form as she sets her sights on cases involving a missing child and mob bosses.
You would think that being just six months out from her last corpse filled caper; she would just want to relax.
You would be wrong.
Not only is Darcy out to save the day. She is bound and determined to bring a whole host of wonderfully wacky characters with her in the process.
As if all this is not enough...
Things between Dylan and Darcy seem to be heating up as well. It seems as though these two may have to rethink that "hands off rule."
That is if Darcy can stay out of the hands of some people who want to be very "hands on" with her in a very deadly way.
A.J. Lape has managed to create fresh scenarios for Darcy to weave her way in and of. While still allowing Darcy to muddle her way through
This book may be the second in the series, but it is written as a stand alone.
The Darcyisms are also back and better than ever.
If you thought you liked Darcy before...you'll love her now!
Who is A.J. Lape
From a small town in Kentucky, her sister and she lived in their imaginations on a regular basis, and A.J.'s love for the bizarre and paranormal still holds true to this day. She loves roller coasters, scary movies, and haunted houses and the weird sense of accomplishment it gives her when she can make it through without keeling over.
When she's not riding that razor-thin line between creativity and insanity, she likes to read, watch too much cable TV, or cheer like a banshee at her daughter's sporting events. She's an avid Cincinnati sports fan and when she can watch a professional game, she's going to jump at the chance.
She's currently hard at work on the first installment of her urban fantasy series, The Curse of Jude Nichols.