Negative Reaction (Callie Cassidy Mysteries) by Lori Roberts Herbst
About Negative Reaction
Negative Reaction (Callie Cassidy Mysteries) Cozy Mystery 5th in Series Setting – Colorado Independently Published (April 25, 2023) Digital – Number of Pages: 305 ASIN : B0BXFV1N4C
Wedding bells are ringing in Rock Creek Village. But when a venomous villager crashes the nuptials, events take a toxic turn…
The long-awaited day has arrived—photographer Callie Cassidy’s best friend is tying the knot. With a gentle snow falling outside and family and friends gathered inside, the wedding couldn’t be more perfect. Even Callie’s golden retriever, Woody, and her tabby cat, Carl, have donned tuxes for the occasion. And the icing on the cake? Callie’s trainee, Braden, is acting as official photographer, with the assistance of his twin brother, Banner. Callie is as proud as if she were their mother.
But as the ceremony ends, an uninvited and apparently inebriated visitor barges into the Event Center. The guests are shocked—and more than a little dismayed—to see Brian Ratliff, the twins’ absentee father, who slunk out of town two years prior, leaving his teenage boys to fend for themselves. Several volatile confrontations ensue, concluding with an angry altercation between Brian and Braden.
When Brian later winds up in a coma, the victim of poisoning, suspicion mounts against Braden. Callie is incensed, certain the boy isn’t capable of harming his father. Besides, plenty of villagers despised the man—any of them might have slipped him the toxin that rendered him unconscious.
As evidence accumulates against Braden, Callie fears he will end up taking the fall. With Detectives Raul Sanchez and Lynn Clarke stonewalling her, she turns to family and friends—including the town’s feisty new cub reporter—for help. Together, can they prove Braden’s innocence—and reveal the true culprit?
About Lori Roberts Herbst
Lori Roberts Herbst, who writes the Callie Cassidy Mystery series, spent much of her life writing, editing, and psychoanalyzing. Through thirty years of teaching journalism, advising newspaper and yearbook staff, instructing budding photographers, and counseling teenagers, she still managed to hang on to a modicum of sanity. Her books have earned first-place CIBA awards in the Murder and Mayhem division. She currently serves as secretary of the Sisters in Crime North Dallas chapter and is a member of the Sisters in Crime Guppies and the Mystery Writers of America.Author Links: Website: https://www.lorirobertsherbst.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lorirobertsherbst GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/LoriRobertsHerbst BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/lori-roberts-herbst Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Lori-Roberts-Herbst/e/B08RBD4QGK/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lorirobertsherbst/ Purchase Link – Amazon TOUR PARTICIPANTS April 24 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY April 24 – Sneaky the Library Cat’s Blog – CHARACTER INTERVIEW April 24 – fundinmental – SPOTLIGHT April 25 – Literary Gold – SPOTLIGHT April 25 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee – SPOTLIGHT April 26 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – CHARACTER GUEST POST, GIVEAWAY April 26 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT April 27 – Ascroft, eh? – AUTHOR GUEST POST April 27 – Indie Author Book Reviews – CHARACTER GUEST POST April 28 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT April 28 – MJB Reviewers – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY April 29 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT April 29 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – AUTHOR GUEST POST, GIVEAWAY April 30 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT April 30 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT May 1 – Jane Reads – AUTHOR INTERVIEW May 1 – Baroness Book Trove – SPOTLIGHT
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