If you like Stephanie Plum, you will enjoy Kate Connelly. The Maternal Instincts Mysteries are fun, easy reads with interesting characters and unexpected plot twists.
Kate Connelly is a new mom who really doesn’t want to go back to the corporate world. Through an unusual series of events, she finds herself involved in a murder investigation. When she solves her first case, she decides to dip her toe into the world of private investigating – all while adjusting to life with a newborn.
Diana Orgain writes a series with a main character who will make you shake your head one minute wondering what in the world she was thinking, then turn right around and make you feel like you’re reading your own story and thoughts. The struggles Kate endures, as a new mom with a new career, are real, and the author doesn’t attempt to sugarcoat the challenges or make Kate seem like some kind of super woman to whom everything comes easily.
Although some characters may appear in multiple books, each of the Murder Mystery Instincts could be read as a stand-alone without missing too much. I do not recommend reading them that way, however. The books are easy to read. They are fun, and they are deserving of purchasing the whole set.