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Lynn S. Hightower
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No Good Deed (Sonora Blair #3)

3.89  ·  Rating Details  ·  148 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
When a fifteen-year-old girl goes missing, all that's left behind is a splintered fence, pickup truck tracks, a discarded riding boot, and a lot of blood. As a mother, detective Sonora Blair knows she is looking at a parent's worst nightmare. As a homicide cop, she tries not to think about what might be happening to the young girl right now--or what the police will find if ...more
Published (first published January 1st 1997)
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Bev Taylor
Jan 11, 2016 Bev Taylor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
sonora is called to investigate after a young girl joelle and the horse she is riding go missing - but which was the target?

together with her partner sam they unearth a crime within the horse industry that an undercover agent is trying to break plus joelle's mysterious family

then they discover a body .....

sonora is well depicted and her interaction with the other characters is excellent - truthful and funny. plus the troubles of being a hardworking single mother

in truth i would give this 3.5
Apr 20, 2016 Maddy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-reads
PROTAGONIST: Sonora Blair, homicide detective
SETTING: Cincinnati, OH
SERIES: #3 of 4
RATING: 3.25
WHY: Fifteen-year-old Joelle Chauncey and the horse she was riding have disappeared. Cincinnati police detective Sonora Blair and her partner, Sam, begin to investigate and find a lot going on in the horse selling world that you'd rather not know about. I had mixed feelings about this book (and the series). On the one hand, the dialog is excellent and the plot engaging. But Blair is very hard on other
Justin Miller
This was my first experience reading Hightower. I thought the plotline had an original feel to it in a location that isn't common. That was a big plus for me. That said, I had a hard time connecting with most of the main characters. Sonora Blair came off as so impulsive and lacking of self restraint, it just seems hard to see her cracking a crime.
Feb 07, 2014 Bill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second mystery by Lynn Hightower I've read. It's been much too long between books. I'm so impressed with her story-telling. I liked the main characters very much; Detectives Sonora Blake and her partner, Sam. They have a great relationship, which seems very natural, the dialogue very smooth. Sonora is a single mother, also raising two teenage children. While they don't play a great part in the story, they do add to Sonora's character. The mystery is very interesting, one of the more ...more
Ruth Kevghas
Sep 21, 2011 Ruth Kevghas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
This book made me start looking for others by this author-- her books were hard to find, but great reads! I love her character of a single mom detective and how she manages (or not) her private life with her professional one. Even after all these years I believe her major characters name was Sonora or something like that and I wish she would write more using this detective!
Sonora Blair is an interesting character. I could relate to all her issues as a working mom and I found that part to be interesting. I am not sure that her detecting was all that hot, but the story was good. I listened to Anna Fields read this and she is an excellent narrator.
Aug 17, 2010 Joanne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed this book - hard to put down. Policewoman Sonora who is a single mother but a policewoman first ends up solving a murder of a 15 year old girl. Book has twists and turns as you follow her investigation.
Joe Trohoski
Jun 23, 2012 Joe Trohoski rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I was in high school in Lexington, one of my best friends was the author's daughter. My copy of this book bears the inscription, "to my adopted son, read with the lights out and the doors locked. -Lynn 1998"
Aug 23, 2012 Patty rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Apparently I liked this book so much I am currently reading it again! I wished this author hadn't stopped writing. I liked both of her series, this one with Sonora Blair and her other series with Lena Padgett.
May 12, 2010 Shirley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
A Sonora Blair mystery--15 year old girl plus horse disappear. Good story line, gives good picture of frustration of working mothers as well.
May 08, 2008 Sandra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, fiction
Fake kidnapping. 15 yr. old girl killed by her mother
Dec 25, 2011 Gail rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
pretty good
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Lynn Hightower grew up in Kentucky, and graduated from the University of Kentucky, where she studied creative writing with Wendell Berry and earned a degree in Journalism. She also teaches novel writing in the Writer’s Program at UCLA. Survival jobs include writing television commercials, catering waitress, and bartender for one day.

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