Series Review: The Rose Gardner Mysteries--Denise Grover Swank

I just spent way too much time binge reading a nine book series because the first one hooked me. Denise Grover Swank is a self-published author who created the Rose Gardner Mysteries. The first book, Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes follows Rose as she sees a vision of herself dead and then becomes the prime suspect in her momma’s murder. She realizes the importance of living life and makes a list of twenty-eight wishes she hopes to fulfill before she dies. Luckily her new, secretive neighbor, Joe, is there to help her out with her list. Rose is funny, although naïve to the point of painful, almost unbearably so, but she grows a lot during the book. The plot moves fast and sucks you in. There are twists and turns that I didn’t expect throughout and the hilarity of Rose was enough to make me pick up Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons and Thirty and a Half Excuses.