Thursday, September 27, 2012

Payne & Misery by Catherine Leggitt

All that glitters is not gold for Christine Sterling. The luster of her shiny Golden Years dream fades when Christine's newly retired husband, Jesse, becomes obsessed with a hobby requiring extra time away from her.

Christine develops a bad reputation for conjuring wild tales and being chief complainer. Then she meets someone who has true reason to complain, if anyone does.

Lila Payne's life is the mirror opposite of ideal. The plight of this seemingly abused woman gnaws at Christine, but the authorities turn a deaf ear to Christine's pleas for help on Lila's behalf. Spurred into action when her beloved dog Molly and Lila both disappear on the same night, Christine dives into a scary pool swirling with muddy secrets and misery. Sensing God at work in the situation Christine continues to search and pray, but even with God's help, can they save Lila and Molly before it's too late?

I really enjoyed this cozy little mystery! Christine definitely has a wild imagination and comes up with some of the most uncanny ideas, least of which is spying on her neighbor. Her curious nature and witty comments keep you giggling throughout the book and have you wondering what else she can get herself into. I love the author's writing style and can't wait to see what happens in book two, The Dunn Deal. If you like comical mysteries, this book is for you :)

Catherine Leggitt is an author and inspirational speaker. A native Californian born in the Bay Area, she raised two daughters, taught school, and cared for her aging parents in southern California before retiring to northern California.

Her first book, PAYNE & MISERY, won 2nd place at the Orange County Christian Writers Conference in May 2010. Along with THE DUNN DEAL, PAYNE & MISERY have been published by Ellechor Publishing. Her third book, PARRISH THE THOUGHT, made the quarterfinals in the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest and is set to release in late 2012.

You can stalk Catherine on Amazon, B&N, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter and her Website.

You can see the Youtube video too :)


  1. Thank you, Brittany! How wonderful of you to review my book and to say so many nice things. I greatly appreciate your support.

    1. I truly loved it! I'm on The Dunn Deal right now and just purchased Parrish the Thought :) Loving this series!!