REVIEW: Waiting Game by Sheri Cobb South
John Pickett and Lady Fieldhurst have reached an impasse as they wait for the annulment of their accidental marriage to come before the ecclesiastical court. Meanwhile, Pickett is summoned to investigate a theft at a linen-draper’s shop. Suspecting an inside job—and with a hostile hound named Brutus impeding his progress—Pickett must resort to the tricks of his former trade in order to catch a thief.
Dear Ms. Cobb South,
Thank you for this little bonus novella to tide us over as we wait for the final course in the John Pickett and Lady Fieldhurst road to … well, what we all hope is a HEA. All kinds of things happen as their day in ecclesiastical court approaches.
We, along with John, see what a great boss he has in Magistrate Patrick Colquhoun. One particular thing – in the form of an invitation to the Christmas dinner with his family – gets John thinking more of what he longs for: a modest home and cheery holidays of his own.
Meanwhile, crime never sleeps and John starts a new investigation with the added treat of letting us see “Ethan Brundy – the Early Years.” I totally agree that Ethan deserves far move face time than a mere short cameo.
The ways and means employed to keep John and Julia within eye and earshot of each other but without letting them actually meet is cleverly done and serves the story well. It’s also nice to see John’s instincts for crime solving on display in addition to how much trust he’s earned from his mentor and – dare I say, friend – Mr. Colquhoun. I will be eagerly awaiting the next full length installment in the series and seeing just how the seemingly impossible HEA between a Lady and a former pickpocket turned lawman will be engineered. B