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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (429 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christina Dodd, Sophie Littlefield Narrator: Rebecca Soler, Kym Dakin Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Stella Hardesty Series Release Date:
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Stella Hardesty, avenger of wronged women, is getting cozy with Sheriff "Goat" Jones when a tornado blows none other than Goat's scheming ex-wife, Brandy, through the front door. Adding to the chaos, the tornado destroys the snack shack at the demolition derby track, pulling up the concrete foundation and unearthing a woman's body. The main suspect in the woman's murder is Neb Donovan---he laid the foundation, and there's some pretty hard evidence pointing to his guilt. Years ago, Neb's wife asked Stella for help getting him sober. Stella doesn't believe the gentle man could kill anyone, and she promises his frantic wife she'll look into it.

Former client Chrissy Shaw is now employed at Stella's sewing shop and she helps with the snooping as Stella negotiates the unpredictable Brandy and the dangerously magnetic sheriff.

This is the thrilling sequel to Sophie Littlefield's critically-acclaimed debut, A Bad Day for Sorry, which won an Anthony Award and an RT Book Award, was an Edgar Award Finalist, and was shortlisted for Barry, Crimespree, and Macavity Awards. Stella Hardesty is a heroine to watch---join her on this next adventure for as fiercely funny and riveting a story as there is to be found in crime fiction.

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  • Sophie Littlefield's debut novel A Bad Day for Sorry garnered much buzz and every possible award nomination. A Bad Day for Pretty firmly establishes her as a new brand of writer....It's a joy when a new writer holds your attention from beginning to end. It's a treat when she has something so new to say. Crimespree Magazine
  • Sophie Littlefield won this reader's heart with her unforgettable debut novel, A Bad Day for Sorry. The only thing I was sorry about was that it had to end. Never fear--Stella Hardesty is back to kicking ass and taking names in A Bad Day for Pretty. She's funny, profane, brave, passionate and honest in this new story of crime and punishment in rural Missouri. Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author of The Summer Hideaway
  • Who in the hell do I have to run over to get more Stella? Seriously, people, if you aren't reading about this kick-ass woman and how brilliantly Littlefield portrays her world, her heartbreaks and successes, you're missing out. Toni McGee Causey, author of When a Man Loves a Weapon

  • “The second novel featuring vigilante Stella Hardesty blends humor and southern-fried crime-solving, to delicious effect. People

  • No sophomore slump for Littlefield! Her second novel featuring Stella Hardesty, empowered avenger of abused women, is just as compelling and addictive as her debut....You'll race through the pages of this book and then be sorry to leave Stella and her cohorts behind. RT Book Reviews (4 1/2 stars)

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cherie Reeves | 2/17/2014

    " Different kind of crime novel. The author did a good job of staying in character when writing the book, but as a reader it sometimes drove me nuts. The book is set in "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tracy | 2/16/2014

    " God I just love these books! What a fun and realistic heroine! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Susan | 2/11/2014

    " When a tornado hits the little town of Prosper, MO, it upends the snack shop on the fairgrounds, and a buried body is found beneath them. Neb Donovan helped build the snack shop, and is the main suspect in the burial. Stella Hardesty, whose main business is helping abused wives (she was one herself), had helped Neb's wife Donna free him from a fundamentalist cult, and promises that she'll help again. True, Stella'd rather get some abuser to see the light, using a variety of tools, but she can certainly help the attractive sheriff solve this crime. Unfortunately for her other plans about the sheriff, his trashy almost ex-wife has ust arrived in town, and doesn't want Stella's interference. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kelly | 2/1/2014

    " I read book 1 , then 3, then this one (2). Don't want to miss any books in this series. Yay for Stella!!! "

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