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What would you do for your best friend? Would you break the law, put yourself in danger, or put your own emotional and mental meltdown on hold? Odessa Wilkes is about to find out when she helps her best friend, Maggie Swift find her missing husband. Roger Swift is gone and emptied out the checking account. He's left his wife clueless and in near hysterics. Maggie comes to ...more
Paperback, 316 pages
Published June 13th 2007 by Booksurge Publishing (first published June 12th 2007)
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Jun 22, 2013 Tina rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Stephanie Plumm lovers
Odessa Wilkes is having a very hard time. She was fired from her job in a top ad agency, her boyfriend dumped her on a busy Manhattan street and she was trapped for hours on a subway during a fire. No wonder she has developed an anxiety disorder.

Now more than ever she unknowingly relies on the mundane normalcy of her best friend Maggie's life to keep her grounded. But that comes to a swift end when Maggie hysterically bursts into the restaurant where Odessa now works (Odessa's sister has hired
Jul 29, 2010 Tiffany rated it it was amazing

Combine Nancy Drew and a modern day pissed off suburban house wife and you will get our first beloved character in this hilarious novel! Maggie Swift, who resembles a full grown Tinker Bell, wakes up one morning and within hours of a “normal “day her husband goes missing, draining their accounts. Maggie, who thinks her husband, is having an affair, enlist the help of her best friend, our second beloved character in this novel, Odessa Wilkes. Odessa is a fiery African American woman who has recen
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Odessa Wilkes had it all: a project head job at an advertisement agency, a two-year relationship with a loving man, and a successful life living in New York City. In less than a New York minute, her world flips upside down. She loses her job thanks to an embezzling boss. Carrying her desk belongings in a box walking on the street, her boyfriend suddenly dumps her. He didn’t even offer to carry the heavy box like the gentlemen Odessa knew him to be. On the same day, she was
Aug 18, 2015 Janice rated it really liked it
Jill Brock’s novel is about a divorced woman, Odessa Wilkes who recently lost her high paying job and is working part time making desserts for her sister’s restaurant. She is dealing with less money and struggling with her self esteem. In addition to all that, working for her sister is hard as Candace can be very demanding. Odessa’s life is further turned upset down when her best friend Maggie Swift hysterically comes into the restaurant one day concerned about her missing husband Roger. Is he ...more
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Apr 05, 2010 Mindy Detweiler rated it really liked it
This is a funny mystery written by Jill Brock.
Odessa Wilkes's life has spiraled out of control when she loses her job and is dumped by her boyfriend all in one day. She is stuck baking for her ovebearing sister at the family restaurant for a living.

Odessa's life is further thrown for a loop when her best friend Maggie comes into the restaurant
,with her son Rocket in tow, crying that her husband , Roger, has disappeared. After much drama and pleading on Maggie's part Odessa agrees to help find
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Jill Brock, a native New Yorker began writing poetry and short stories in high school. She has been an avid reader since childhood.

Majoring in Fine Arts and psychology, she turned toward the creative arts therapies for her career. Later, when she returned to her love of books and writing she decided she wanted to write a book. Several attempts and manuscripts later, she had written her first, Pen
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