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By Sue Ann Jaffarian

Too immense to miss--that's Odelia gray. A never-married, middle-aged, plus-sized girl who makes no excuses for her weight, she's no longer large girl only a mere mortal status at the precipice of menopause, attempting to cruise in an ill-fitting bra. She struggles along with her relationships, her loopy relatives, and her crazier boss. after which there''s her knack for being in shut proximity to useless humans . . . .

When her shut good friend Sophie London commits suicide in entrance of a web web-cam by way of placing a gun in her mouth and pulling the set off, Odelia's lifestyles is modified eternally. Sophie, a plus-sized activist and proposal to imperfect ladies, is the final individual someone may ever have anticipated to finish her personal existence. Suspecting foul play, Odelia is set to unravel her friend's demise. Odelia's look for the reality takes her from southern California strip department stores to the area of reside web-cam porn to the ritzy enclave of Corona del Mar.

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"I'd wish to spend extra time with Sue Ann Jaffarian's Odelia, a plus-size fat-liberationist with a good-looking wheelchair-bound lover. Odelia...does no longer hesitate to offer justice a small, well-plotted ahead shove at each opportunity."―The long island Times

"[Odelia] is an exciting personality, a real counter opposed to stereotype, who demonstrates that existence will be stable, even in an international the place skinny is often in."―Booklist

"Balancing her specialist abilities as a paralegal along with her self-doubt as a sleuth, Odelia is likely one of the such a lot plausible beginner detectives in contemporary fiction. superbly plotted and punctiliously crafted, this can be a incredible begin to a thrilling new sequence. Strongly recommended."―Library Journal

"With a forged of numerous characters, an exciting plot, and a reputable heroine, this can be an stress-free read." ―Mystery Scene

"Plus-size studying pleasure--try this one on!"―Lee baby, New York Times bestselling author

"Sue Ann Jaffarian does a masterful task in developing the nature of a plus-size girl, with diverse colours of angst, humor, verve, and sensualness. when you get to grasp Odelia gray, you will love her. i do know I do."Naomi Hirahara, Edgar-winning writer of Snakeskin Shamisen
 
"Too sizeable To Miss is simply too sturdy to overlook, a fun-packed romp that introduces the pleasant Odelia gray and leaves you frightened for extra of her. Odelia's certainly worthy her weight in examining enjoyment."―Robert S. Levinson, writer of Ask a lifeless Man, Hot Paint,and The Elvis and Marilyn Affair
 
"A plus-sized thumbs up. Jaffarian's a brand new sharpshooter in crime fiction, so set your attractions in this Odelia gray secret for a tightly coiled intrigue that pursuits a horny shocker."―Brian M. Wiprud, award-winning writer of Pipsqueak and Stuffed
 
"On one point, Too huge To Miss is a vintage, fast paced secret; on one other, it is a passport right into a international we both inhabit or dwell next-door to, yet infrequently see in well known fiction. Sue Ann Jaffarian breaks ideas and breaks flooring, with humor, perception and compassion."―Harley Jane Kozak, Agatha, Anthony and Macavity Award profitable writer of Dating useless Men and Dating is Murder

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What occurred for your legs? " Greg rolled over to the espresso maker and poured us every one a cup. He set mine at the counter and took his to the desk. "You do not have to speak about it when you don't desire to. " "No, Odelia, it really is ok. you'll want to understand, and that i do not brain conversing approximately it. at the very least no longer in the end those years. " He poured milk into his espresso and provided me a few. I shook my head. "When i used to be nearly fourteen," he all started, "I used to be horsing round with a few cousins who lived up north. i used to be vacationing them for the summer season. We have been coming domestic from fishing, and goofing off alongside the best way. you recognize, skipping rocks, bugging one another. Being basic adolescent wise-guys. "There used to be an outdated, brief, wood bridge alongside the best way, outfitted excessive above a small river. Joey, who was once fourteen already, dared me and Slick, that is my cousin Seymour, who was once twelve on the time, to pass the bridge tightrope sort. you recognize, stroll alongside the head of the railing. " "Gawd, i will be able to see this coming already," I groaned. "We'd performed it sooner than, repeatedly, in truth. yet that morning, it had rained and the railing was once slippery. It was once additionally outdated and wiggly. Joey, being the person who made the dare, went first, by way of his brother. i used to be final. They either made it throughout, even though Slick had a couple of annoying moments. I wasn't so fortunate. " "You fell, of course," I acknowledged, scooping the chopped greens into the recent frying pan and tossing them with a little butter and salt and pepper. "Of path. The railing jiggled back and forth and the wetness simply helped it alongside. yet i did not simply fall into the river. i used to be virtually throughout whilst it occurred, so, while i began to fall, i used to be partly over the embankment. at the manner down, I hit a few rocks jutting out and type of ricocheted into the river. Joey acknowledged I seemed like a pinball taking place, bouncing from the rocks to the floor after which into the water. " "I'm so sorry, Greg. " "It used to be only a silly twist of fate. Stuff like that occurs. " We have been either quiet for a second. The sound of scorching crammed the room. i began scrambling the eggs in a bowl, on the point of upload them to the pan. "You appear so ok approximately all this, Greg. So accepting. did not you ever get offended approximately what occurred? " He all started environment the desk. "Of direction I did. nonetheless do. yet I paintings via that anger on a daily basis, taking it only one day at a time. Anger will not convey again my legs. it will simply reduce to rubble my existence. " My compelled retirement from investigative paintings had at the least given me time to spend with Greg. Saturday evening he took me to dinner and a film. It used to be an outstanding quaint date, whole with plant life. After, we made love. this day we deliberate on easily enjoyable and placing out jointly. I stole seems at Greg as I popped a few bread into the toaster and combined the cheese into the cooking egg mix. He was once putting jam and butter at the desk, taking a look very family and intensely yummy even as. I questioned if i'll ever completely settle for his handicap, the age distinction, and my very own physique. yet then, might be that was once my disability—an invisible, crippling lack of confidence i'd need to paintings on day-to-day to beat.

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