This is the first book in the series Davis Way Crime Caper by Gretchen Archer. It was selected as an online book club selection for February so I was able to borrow it through Overdrive and thought I better get it read and some notes made. I honestly wasn’t sure I’d be that crazy about it (to me casinos = snoozeville) but found that it was really funny and didn’t focus as much on the casino as the main character’s various undercover jobs, most of which turned out hilarious.
As of this writing, Amazon has once again taken down my reviews so I’ll have to wait till they are back to post my review on Amazon. Here’s my Goodreads review:
Double Whammy by Gretchen Archer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This was really a hilarious, fast-paced thrilling ride of a read. Davis Way, a former police officer, has had it with job rejections. She keeps going after the same one and finally lands a job in Biloxi, MS with a casino as security. Most of what she does is undercover and definitely with a different identity. But there’s more to meet the eye than just video slots cheating, someone may have tampered with the software along the way.
When Davis is trying to figure that out, she ends up in prison, accused of shooting the main boss so it’s interesting to see how in the world she manages to come out of this alive herself!
There were a lot of fun characters in this story. I think my favorite was the cabbie, George. He seemed to be up on everything and knew Davis’s every move. I think George was my favorite since I could tell of all the characters, he really had Davis’s back.
The book was hilarious in a lot of parts, serious in some but the ending was so satisfying. The real shooter was caught and everything was wrapped up nicely with a great ending.