Sara's Review: Jed Had to Die by Tara Sivec
NARRATOR: Amy McFadden
RELEASED: October 27, 2016
GENRE: Contemporary Romance, Comedy
LENGTH: 8 hours and 11 minutes
FORMAT: eBook, Audible, Paperback
The happiest day of Payton Lambert's life was the day she graduated high school and watched Bald Knob, Kentucky get smaller and smaller in her rearview mirror. She wanted more for her life than a tiny town where everyone knows your business and you can’t find a decent cup of coffee for at least forty miles. Twelve years later, an unexpected phone call in the middle of the night has her packing up her life in Chicago and racing back home to the one person she ever regretted leaving behind.
Wait, one person?? Make that two. When the hell did Leo Hudson become sheriff of Bald Knob and get so hot? The scrawny Future Farmer of America who followed Payton around like a puppy and could recite cow insemination facts in his sleep is long gone. Leo is still hot on her heels, but now he's wearing a badge and dead set on solving a murder that may or may not involve Payton...along with half the town.
You steal a few wine coolers in high school and make one little comment about cutting off a man's balls when you come home, and suddenly, you're suspected of killing him.
In a town where the biggest crime happened the day Jethro Snell kicked a few of his cows (an honest mistake when you've had a few jars of homemade moonshine), people are pointing fingers, rumors are spreading like wildfire, and Payton swears she's only making out with the sweet-talking, studly sheriff to distract him from the secrets she's keeping.
When you've been tased, peed on by a yippy dog named Bo Jangles, and can't stop picturing what Sheriff Hudson looks like naked, it will be a tough job making everyone agree that...Jed had to die.
FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS
Is it just me, or does when everyone else read the title of this book you hear it in Natalie Maines voice with the music to Goodbye Earl?
This is the second book I have listened to by Tara Sivec, and so far, she is brilliant when it comes to writing comedy. I laughed so much and yet, at the same time, became highly invested in all of the characters. I absolutely loved the hilarity that is Payton and was sad to see her, and these characters go.
I am rating Jed Had to Die 5 Boundless Stars, and It is comedy gold.