Nun But The Brave (Giulia Driscoll #3) by Alice Loweecey

Published July 12th 2016 by Henery Press

4.5 Stars

Synopsis: Giulia Driscoll’s sister-in-law barges into Driscoll Investigations and promptly passes out from OD’ing on an unknown drug. Two OD’d teenagers are found dead in the park and behind a convenience store. DI’s new client insists her missing twin sister is not dead and enlists Giulia as the “Missing Person Whisperer.” Hooray for steady work?

The missing sister’s trail leads to married, pregnant, ex-nun Giulia’s first experience with online dating sites, to the delight of her husband and employees. Those dates lead her to local Doomsday Preppers. They grow their own everything, and that everything may be connected to the drugs, her sister-in-law, and the missing twin. These Preppers are about to learn the true meaning of doom.

My Review: This is the third book in the Giulia Driscoll series and I have read them all in order. It is not necessary to read them all, but what I have noticed is that Giulia’s character, along with Sydney and Zane have definitely developed with each subsequent book and the cases they have dealt with are more detailed and interesting. I love the quirkiness of the DI staff along with her husband Frank and the police she works with. If you have not read any of the books in this series, it will become apparent quickly that Giulia is an ex-nun.

In this book she is hired by a woman to find her missing twin. The police think she disappeared by choice but her family and some of her co-workers and friends do not believe that is the case. As Giulia delves into the case, she ends up going undercover on a doomsday dating service. She meets some interesting people and it becomes a little dangerous for both her and the child she is carrying. We also meet her niece in this story. It was mentioned in a previous book that her brother will not speak to her or let anyone in his family see of speak to her since she left the convent. Her niece wants her to find out what has happened to her mother. She ODs at the beginning of the book which is totally out of character for her. Frank is also investigating the overdose deaths of three teenagers. As the story progresses, Giulia begins to think that all these things are tied together.

This is a very good, funny at times, cozy-mystery series. Nun But The Brave is a very good cozy with a great plot that has several things going on, but it is well-written and not the least bit confusing. The pacing of the book was excellent, and the various characters were realistic. Giulia makes several references to being a nun being similar to cult-like living, at least in the subservient, non-questioning side. I recommend this book for lovers of mystery and PI procedure. It has a very engaging and intriguing storyline that I think will appeal to many different people.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.