In Gabby Care by B.A. Coots, Gabby Rendon is leading a safe, dull life, working for the non-profit organization that she founded, when she is accused of embezzling and forced to resign. Thus begins a series of unfortunate events in the life of poor Gabby. Her coworkers don't believe her, the board doesn't believe her, even her friends don't believe she's innocent. With the help of an eccentric church lady, Gabby sets out to prove her innocence, and along the way her identity is stolen, her house is taken away, she breaks an ankle, wrecks a car, and is arrested for the murder of the woman who accused her in the first place.
Poor, poor Gabby.
The book was OK. The characters were interesting and human (which is to say flawed), and the story was compelling--I just had to keep reading to see what would happen to poor Gabby next. The story did jump around quite a bit, with little to no transition--I'd turn the page and suddenly it would be three days later, in a different place, with different people, and no explanation of how the story got there. In addition, there were a lot of characters, and it was very difficult to keep up with who was who, and how they were all related. Once I got over the fact that I wasn't going to be able to keep them all straight, and that there were going to be abrupt changes of scene, I was able to enjoy the book...sort of. There was also a suspension of belief required, considering all of the horrid things that kept happening to poor, poor Gabby...but no one else. Still, the book was adequately entertaining.
I received this book for free from the publisher through Book Look Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.