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  • Five Oh: Mid-Century Meltdown

  • Val Fremden Midlife Mysteries, Book 5
  • By: Margaret Lashley
  • Narrated by: Sarah Pesek
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins

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Five Oh: Mid-Century Meltdown

By: Margaret Lashley
Narrated by: Sarah Pesek
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Killing Two Birds with One Rock

Val’s always been unlucky at love—and a whole bunch of other things.

But she’s never actually felt cursed. Until now.

When Tom gives Val an engagement ring for her 50th birthday, she wants to fly the coop. But it’s Tom who skips out on the romantic getaway he planned. When he can’t make the trip, one of Val’s pals goes instead. On the first day, her friend entangles Val in a prank that ticks off the wrong tourist. On the second day, she gets Val charged with murder.

(Did I mention Val was unlucky?)

To clear her name, Val must go fishing to lure in the real culprit. But what kind of bait do you use when you don’t want to get caught yourself?

With both marriage and jail feeling like impending life sentences, Val’s going to have to do some pretty fancy angling to get herself off the hook this time….

If you like deeply flawed characters and laugh-out-loud situations, you’ll love Five Oh. It’s the fifth book in Lashley’s hilarious Val Fremden Midlife Mystery series. She's a lovable, bungling mess who's a bit older, a tad more jaded, and a ton more experienced in big-time failure. Life’s been tough for Val. Still, she always manages to find her way with sardonic humor and an intrepid spirit. A gin and tonic now and then helps, too.

P.S. If you love humorous, engrossing mysteries like those by Deborah Brown, Julie Mulhern, Lucy Quinn, Tricia O'Malley, Gemma Halliday, Karen Cantwell, Tara Sivec, Liliana Hart, Libby Howard, Chelsea Field, Jana Deleon, Gina LaManna, Janet Evanovich, Denise Grover Swank, Amy Vansant, and Stephanie Bond, you just might love Glad One, too!

©2017 Margaret Lashley (P)2022 Margaret Lashley

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