Laina Turner, Author
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Friend Friday answers the question – what should I read next?

This week’s friend is Margaret Lashely with her book, Glad One.

Glad One: Crazy is a Relative Term (Val Fremden Mysteries Book 1) by [Margaret Lashley]

Find it on Amazon in Kindle Unlimited.

After being duped out of her life savings in Germany, Val Fremden retreats home to Florida with more than just her pride in tatters. Broke, jobless, divorced, and forty-five, she knows starting over won’t be easy. But when her only friend suddenly turns up dead, Val begins to wonder if the world is out to get her.

Maybe it is ….

The sugar-white sands of Sunset Beach attract weirdos like mosquitoes to a bug zapper. So when the will of Val’s friend makes the local newspaper, lunatics and con artists stumble from their beach shacks scuffling for a piece of the leftover pie.

Determined to find her friend’s true heir, Val reluctantly turns to three crackpots for help—a drunk, a redneck, and a snarky beach bum. Working at odds with each other, their bumbling investigation attracts the attention of a hot cop. He quickly gets into the fray and under Val’s skin. Whether it’s in a good way or bad only time will tell ….


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As an aficionado of the absurd, I live for weirdness. As a semi-reformed redneck, I love to laugh. As a middle-aged woman, hey—I get it. That’s why I love writing stories that bring all of those things to bear with unexpected hilarity. (Needless to say, my home state of Florida provides endless inspiration.) If, like me, you’ve ever had to start over from scratch (or dream about it), you’ll find a best friend and hero in my Val Fremden series. Like me, Val’s full of flaws, but always finds a way to work around them with spunk, heart, and a lot of laughs along the way.

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