Force of Habit (Falcone & Driscoll Investigation #1)
Giulia Falcone is convinced she's going to Hell. First, because she left the convent. Second, her new job with a private investigator has her sneaking around and lying. Adjusting to life in the outside world isn't easy. Makeup, dating, and sex are all new to her. And despite a crush on her boss Frank Driscoll—a foul-mouthed, soft-hearted ex-cop—Giulia is sure he'd never fa...more
We are introduced to a Private Investigator who plays the violin on the weekend, and his assistant, a former Nun, who plays the flute. His name is Frank Driscoll and her name is Giulia Falcone. Frank is eager to solve the current case of stalking, in order that his firm get references. Giulia is trying to get over her past ten years as a Nun and move on with life.
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There are light moments, but it is not a light read. Some terrifying thoughts at work as the bad guy and the thriller scenes are gripping.
I really look forward to reading what comes next. The characters are well written and story is intriguing.
I can definitely highly r ...more
But I had two problems with the book...
First is the central mystery of the book and how it gets solved. Guila and her part ...more
Guilia is a 29 yo ex-Nun. After leaving the convent she got a series of small jobs and has recently landed a job as the assistant to hunky ex-cop/detective Frank. Her first case is to to find out which ex-girlfriend is stalking their client Brent Parker. ...more
Interestingly, this book did not really come together for me until page 100 or so, when something horrible happens to Giulia. Prior to that, the characters just weren't really solid in my mind. Bu ...more
The Particulars: Crime, Llewellyn Worldwide, available both in print and e-book
Why was it in my TBR? It was offered for free for awhile, and the blurb piqued my intrest
An ex-nun takes a wobbly leap into private investigation
Giulia Falcone is going straight to hell. First, because she left the convent. Second, her new job with a private investigator has her sneaking around and lying. Adjusting to life outside the habit isn't easy. Make-up, dating, and sex are all new to her. ...more
I very much enjoyed the premise of the former nun as a private investigator. Watching Giulia struggle with the real world after being so sheltered in the nunnery was very interesting. Giulia isn't a shrinking ...more
The story is quick, the mystery light and romance strong in the shadows.
Loweecey has created fully drawn, believable character in Guilia, ...more
(view spoiler)[Frank is the cutest person ever and him and Guilia make me want to sob into my pillow forever.
Blake was aggravating but at the end, a little adorable, too.
I loved Sidney. She was hilarious and adding Olivier was perfect.
Sandra and Don were terrifying. Gosh, I wish Hogarth and Blake would have let Frank go at the hospital.
I also really loved Aida and the cops, they were all so sweet to Giulia. (hide spoiler)]
I never want ...more
this was a great way to enjoy it once more.
totally unique take on the genre with a heroine
who's an ex-nun trying to navigate living in regular
society again along with the daunting task of
dating and solving an increasingly disturbing
stalking mystery... giulia is such an original narrator!
the mystery itself is fascinating, frightening
twisty and twisted, with many surprises along
plenty of things to love in this great mystery
debut. looking forwar ...more
When Giulia, who answers phones at a PI’s office, gets thrown into a biblical stalker case, she finds that the feelins she has for her sexy boss are the least of her work-related worries.
Avoiding spoilers, I’ll say I laughed out loud as I read, though the tense scenes were very well-done, too. I like Giulia ...more
The mystery was good and what could have been a so-so story developed into a action filled conclusion. Well done for a first novel!
She is a member of Mystery Wr ...more