Finding Sky – A Nicki Valentine Mystery
She’s a parent. She’s (almost) a P.I. No one gets on your case like mom.
Suburban widow and P.I. in training Nicki Valentine can barely keep track of her two kids, never mind anyone else. But when her best friend’s adoption plan is jeopardized by the young birth mother’s disappearance, Nicki is persuaded to help. Nearly everyone else believes the teenager ran away, but Nicki trusts her BFF’s judgment, and the feeling is mutual.
The case leads where few moms go (teen parties, gang shootings) and places they can’t avoid (preschool parties, OB-GYNs’ offices). Nicki has everything to lose and much to gain — including the attention of her unnervingly hot P.I. instructor. Thankfully, Nicki is armed with her pesky conscience, occasional babysitters, a fully stocked minivan, and nature’s best defense system: women’s intuition.
About Susan O'Brien (Washington, DC Author)
Susan O'Brien has been passionate about reading and writing since childhood, when she started a neighborhood newspaper and escaped tween stress with mysteries. Since covering her first big story (the birth of gerbils next door), she has worked with USA TODAY, PI Magazine, The Parent Institute, and others.
Her debut mystery, Finding Sky, was an Agatha Award nominee for Best First Novel. Among her diverse interests are photography, gardening, loud R&B music, healing prayer, and reality TV. She lives with her husband and children in Northern Virginia and donates part of her earnings to missing children's organizations.
Visit Susan at www.SkywritingSusan.com, on Twitter @SkywritingSusan, on Facebook @AuthorSusanOBrien, and on Instagram @SusanOBrienAuthor.