Out of a big old building on the south coast of Kent, David Booker runs a book-themed coffee shop and Jo Cash operates a private investigation business. They live there, too. But not like that.
Jo needs help with tracing a mystery client’s living relatives. David needs help with his staffing problems. Can they both get what they are looking for?
Sometimes two heads are better than one. Sometimes a poor hand is better than none. But not always…
Poor Hands is hands down my favourite book so far in the Booker & Cash series.
This is the third novel in the series but can easily be read as a stand alone as the author gives enough back ground to how the characters have ended up where they are.
Bookers, David’s book shop come cafe, seems to be a bit of a haven for waif’s and strays. What I love about David is that deep down he really is a caring a guy. Not only does he take in a young woman who is jobless and homeless, he also feels drawn to Ben whose very much on his own after his mothers recent passing.
Omg, I loved Ben. He is such a fabulous character and my heart melted as soon as he is introduced to us. He is very vulnerable for quite a few reasons and he is someone that I have no doubt all readers will take straight into their hearts. I so hope we get to see more of him in future books.
The Booker and Cash series is totally unlike any other crime series I have read. There really is a bit of everything. There’s humour, mystery, suspense as well as crime. This isn’t a dark and gritty read by any means yet it had me hooked through out. Booker and Cash kind of remind me of David Addison and Maddie Hayes from Moonlighting. There’s that suspense of will they won’t they which I love.
A series that is certainly going from strength to strength.
My thanks to Bloodhound Books for an advanced readers copy. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.
Poor Hands is available to purchase from Amazon.
Oliver Tidy was born and bred on Romney Marsh, Kent. After a fairly aimless foray into adulthood and a number of unfulfilling jobs he went back to education and qualified as a primary school teacher.