Before long, the search unfolds, baby bones are found buried under the Lopez house, and a homicide investigation also ensues. The case turns deadly and Abby soon finds her own life in danger as well as those around her: her sister Kate, her crotchety, yet well intentioned Aunt Caroline, and her homicide detective boyfriend Jeff Kline. As Abby races to find out what happened to Emma's mother and the identity of the baby bones, Sweeney creates the appropriate amount of drama around the case and keeps the reader engaged. Sweeney's characters are both believable and likable and she cleverly incorporates America's obsession with reality television and its voyeuristic nature to provide a modern day twist. Readers will find Shoot from the Lip an entertaining read and will look forward to Abby's next case in the Yellow Rose Mystery series.