Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Girl in Black Pajamas & a Giveaway!

R&B Investigations is under attack. Their employee is shot in the back as he enters the building, and a hacker is trying to compromise their secure network. While the Boston police investigate the shooting, Bogie McGruder needs to find the culprit who is trying to put them out of business.

Bogie and his partner Rose Jones can’t disclose their internet problems to the cops since Bogie is a hacker himself.

Bogie McGruder returns to Boston with his four- year-old daughter Isabella. He joins up with Rose Jones’ uncle Walter who is fresh for Lompoc Prison. Bogie and Walter strengthen their firewalls while they try to determine who is behind the invasion. As the R&B team hones in on the culprit, they uncover several murders and discover a plot to wipe out the financial institutions in Boston.

While Bogie is in Boston, his extended family in Palm Beach becomes enmeshed in a sex scandal that threatens to ruin lives and careers in the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office.

Feeling like a wishbone about to snap, Bogie tries to handle problems in both cities while Isabella continues her quest for someone to teach her the Five-Point-Palm-Exploding-Heart technique as seen in Kill Bill Volume 2.

This tale of murder, revenge and greed takes the reader on a whirlwind trip from Boston to Palm Beach and back. Buckle your seatbelt!

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The Girl in White Pajamas
When Officer Bud the PR face of the Boston Police Department is gunned down, his brother, Bogie McGruder, returns from Palm Beach for the funeral. Since the BPD is investigating the death of one of their own, Bogie believes his trip to Boston will be a short condolence visit and a chance to meet his secret love child.

But interacting with a family fueled by alcohol and mired in scandals, Bogie is reminded why he does investigations for his Boston based company from a computer in Florida. Although Bogie wants to contact his ex-lover, Bailey Hampfield, he’s reluctant to do so since Bailey dumped him four years earlier. Knowing that Bailey had his child after she cut him loose, Bogie ponders how he can establish a relationship with the three year old daughter he’s never met. While he thinks about it, Bailey gets in touch with him and asks for protection. Someone is trying to kill her.

By the time Bogie meets Isabella, it’s apparent that he still loves the mother and adores the child. Bogie tells himself that he’s not interested in the BPD investigation into Bud’s death, but he continues to be drawn into it while trying to discover who is attempting to kill Bailey. The investigations seem to parallel each other, then intersect and become intertwined. As the story develops, Isabella, a precocious child obsessed with martial arts, slowly becomes the focus.

The underlying theme of this mystery is lies. Everyone seems to be running on lies and half truths. The only pure and true character is The Girl in White Pajamas.

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About the Author
Chris Birdy was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After graduating from high school, she did a four year stint in the Middle East. When she returned to the States, Chris settled down in the Boston area and became a true Bostonian by collecting college degrees while raising a family.

For more than twenty years, Chris has been a member of the legal community performing investigative work for Boston law firms conducting business in rough housing projects and crack house neighborhoods.  Several years ago, while sitting in a courtroom with a client, Chris watched as a police officer was lambasted by an attorney. The attorney was defending a young woman who crashed her car into two other vehicles before she passed out drunk behind the wheel. The occupants of the other cars were seriously hurt and the cop, a former EMT, tried to assist the injured while waiting for ambulances to arrive. The attorney questioned the cop's every move, shredded his testimony and made him seem inept. Embarrassed, the cop returned to his seat beside me and muttered, "Everybody lies. The judges lie, the lawyers lie, the witnesses lie.."  Chris wanted to tell him not to worry that in about five years he'd be just as good a liar as they were. The seeds for The Girl in White Pajamas were planted in that courtroom.

Chris lives outside of Boston and in Palm Beach, Florida with her husband.

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My Review
I knew before I even started reading the second book in The Pajama Series that it was going to be good. What I didn't know, was that author Chris Birdy, was going to take me for an even wilder ride this time around!

The Girl in Black Pajamas comes back with all the key players - Bogie, Bailey, Amanda, Randy, Rose & of course, Isabella. But of course there's a bevy of new characters along with a few who were mentioned in the first book of the series, that really amp up the intensity of scandal in this "not so classic" whodunit.

I loved how this book had two main plots, full of twists & turns, that came together at the very end. The only thing that I didn't count on was having to get up & grab a tissue on more than one occasion (two, to be exact). No doubt the next in the series will be even better (as if that even seems possible).

I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.


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  1. Sounds like a great edge of the seat read !!

  2. I love all these characters. Looks like Bogie now has the family he never had.

  3. Actually I'd like to be in Ireland :) Never been to Palm Beach or Boston

  4. Never heard of this before, illl have to check into it. Great review nonetheless!

  5. I think the titles of this book series is very catchy. I also love the illustration on the book cover.

  6. Sounds like a good read, thanks so much for sharing.

  7. What a great giveaway. Sounds like a neat book.

  8. This is a book I would actually really like to read. Sounds very interesting.

  9. I love books that have twists and turns. Sounds like a good book.

  10. I have read some positive reviews about this book and it makes me want to have onle and read it.

  11. Sounds like a great read - will have to add it to my list!

  12. Never heard of this author.. I'll have to check it out! Great giveaway!

  13. I'll take a look at this Pajama series.

  14. This does sound like a good book. I love that she lives in Boston and Palm Beach. Two great places (one I know from experience, the other reputation). :)

  15. This sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for the info and giveaway :)

  16. I'm loving the titles of these books and that's a great giveaway. I have some items in my Amazon cart that I need to get so this gift card would be great to have.

  17. Sounds like an interesting book. I think I would actually really love to read this one.

  18. I would rather be in Boston - never visited that area and would love to see what it's about.