Sunday, September 27, 2020

Book Review: FIELDS' GUIDE TO ABDUCTION Poppy Fields Adventures Book 1 by Julie Mulhern


Poppy Fields has a movie-star mother, 84 million Instagram followers, paparazzi following her every move, and a problem. Her Mexican vacation just went sideways (abducted-by-a-drug-lord sideways).

Suddenly her life resembles one of her mother’s movies, except the bullets are real, people are dying, and there’s no guarantee of a happy ending.

Surrounded by trained killers and unsure who she can trust, only one thing is certain—if Poppy doesn’t escape, this vacation will be her last.


Poppy escapes to a Mexican resort, sure her heart is broken and Jake is dead. She's there by invitation - a famous person to be photographed with, for the not quite so famous. A small price to pay for a week to recover from Jake's death. There are others there she knows, a woman who worked with Poppy's very famous mother, and a dangerous looking, but attractive man. Between flashbacks to Jake's dying, her father, and then thinking she's seen Jake - or his ghost, Poppy isn't prepared when another guest pounds on her door in distress. Poppy's luck goes down hill from there. Whisked away by the dangerous man to a cartel owned home, Poppy knows she's in trouble. Her only "friend" is the growling and teeth baring chihuahua, Consuela.

This is the first in a new series by Mulhern and off to a great start. Poppy isn't the most likable character to begin with, a bit spoiled, but she grows on you as she grows and perhaps finds herself when her life depends on it. It's not the most believable in some respects, yet it is entertaining, funny at times, and heartfelt at other times. The pace is good and the action just keeps coming. This one has been on my TBR list for a while. I'm glad I finally got to it. Of course, now I have the next five in the series to add to the list. 

(Psst. At least as I write this, Field's Guide to Abduction is FREE!)


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