Admit to Mayhem
Lillian Dove Mystery (Book One)
by D.J. Adamson
Pub Date 10 Mar 2014
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None of us want to admit our lives are unmanageable. We prefer the charade that we are in control.
Lillian Dove, however, is constantly reminded she has very little control over her life and only has the ability to move to the choices that come her way.
The Lillian Dove Series is a journey in recovery. While Lillian is a recovering alcoholic, like many who struggle with addictions come to understand, stopping drinking does not mean life returns to normal. However, as this series begins, Lillian does realize she has compulsions and addictions to many things, not just Absolut.
How we handle dependency and denial is what allows for choice.
In Admit to Mayhem, Lillian needs to admit her life has become unraveled again when she becomes an eyewitness to arson. Probing into a cold case of arson sixty years ago and the arson she witnessed at the beginning of this novel helps her admit to some of her own life’s challenges and successes.
Admit to Mayhem, offering comedic dysfunction, is not only a suspenseful mystery but an important step for Lillian’s self-identity--and possibly for the reader’s.
Admit: I admit that my life has become unmanageable.
Similar to Janet Evanovich's style with the crazy character and humor throughout. Good read. --Vickie Raynor
Only D.J. Adamson can cleverly weave addiction, dysfunctional family dynamics, an historic murder, and arson into a wonderfully delightful romp that keeps the readers smiling as much as it keeps them guessing". -- Laurie Stevens
Like a good strip-tease, Admit to Mayhem pulls us along through a delicate dance of twists and turns, surprises and false starts, and richly drawn characters set against a beautifully illustrated backdrop of America’s heartland.