Thursday, August 22, 2019

Review: Fields’ Guide to Abduction by Julie Mulhern



J&M Press

Release Date:
May 28, 2018

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Poppy Fields is a Hollywood IT girl with big problems. Bodies are popping up like daisies, the Mexican police have taken her passport, and, when she runs for the border, a cartel makes her their unwilling guest.

Surrounded by trained killers, Poppy will need charm, intelligence, and a killer Chihuahua if she hopes to escape.

New from USA TODAY bestselling author Julie Mulhern, the Fields’ Guide series is filled with exotic locales, humor, action, and adventure.

My Review

Poppy Fields is tired of living under her famous Hollywood mother’s shadow. Unfortunately, everywhere she goes people tell her how much she looks like her mother. Even in Mexico, it’s a problem. However, Poppy has much bigger problems to deal with in Mexico. Drug lords, cartels, and nasty people with guns are after her and she has no idea why.

Poppy quickly learns she can’t trust anyone, so she has to depend on her own skills to get her out of this mess. Of course she has no skills in getting away from the bad guys, but she must learn fast or she’ll never get back home. Suddenly Hollywood is looking pretty good.

This one has been on my e-reader for awhile and I finally decided to give it a try. I love this author’s other cozy mystery series and wanted to see what this one is like. What a lovely surprise! I absolutely adored it and Poppy Fields.

There’s never a dull moment in this book. The action keeps going. I was at the edge of my seat from beginning to end. The beginning drew me right in and I just could not stop reading.

I wasn’t sure if I’d like Poppy, but I loved her immediately. She’s fun, vulnerable and strong all at the same time. She’s forced into situations that are not of her own making. Sometimes I shake my head at the actions of some heroines, but not with Poppy. She made the best decisions under difficult circumstances. Risky ones, but the best she could do.

The dialogue is snappy, witty, and filled with humor. I went from laughing to gasping to laughing again. Oh and there’s a killer Chihuahua involved. So much fun!

Sometimes a book just hits all the right notes and this one did it for me. I got this as a freebie (I think it might still be free), but I already added the next two books to my shopping list. I can’t wait for more Poppy Fields adventures.

For reading challenges:
What An Animal Reading Challenge 2019
Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge 2019

This one is from my own e-book library collection. All opinions expressed are my own.


  1. Not my style, but great review.

  2. I'm glad to hear this is good. It sounds as fun as her other series, which I love. :)

  3. This sounds fun. Your review made me go see if it's still free and it is, so I picked it up. Thanks!


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