Larissa Reinhart“15 Minutes” is the first book in the new Maizie Albright Star Detective series by Larissa Reinhart and it is a winner. Imagine a mashup of Nancy Drew, Lindsay Lohan and the Duck Dynasty!

As Larissa stated in our interview, “Maizie’s an ex-teen star who returns to her hometown of Black Pine, hoping to rid herself of Hollywood tabloid hell for a new career as a private investigator. For a license in Georgia, she needs training and there’s only one gumshoe in Black Pine: Wyatt Nash of Nash Security Solutions. He’s got a hard body, Paul Newman eyes, and no interest in having an ex-actress for an apprentice. Unbeknownst to Maizie, she’s also followed to Georgia by her stage-monster mother and their reality show cast and crew.”

Maize’s father owns a successful company called DeerNose. Maize describes him as the Michael Kors of clothes among hunters. His clothes are scented with deer pee, which is very popular with hunters but not anyone else.

In this book Nash and Maizie are looking for a woman who Maizie kind of lost when she was on her first surveillance. Along the way many town secrets are uncovered and Maize ends up in all sorts of difficult situations.

I love Larissa Reinhart’s books because they are funny but they also show the big heart of the protagonist. Despite the movie star background Maize is down to earth and cares about everyone and justice. The situations that she finds herself in are humorous, but she isn’t a joke. She is a feisty, perceptive young woman.

I strongly recommend this book and look forward to the next in this series.

 Five stars out of five.


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