Wake Me When It’s Over, Book #2 of the Charlie Mack Motown Mystery Series
Charlie Mack and her crack team of private investigators have been asked to take on a seemingly impossible task—to identify and thwart an attack on the upcoming Detroit Auto Show. With a $100K incentive and the help of a dozen freelancers, Charlie and her team slowly begin to unravel a twisted plot that runs through several countries and even more bank accounts. But finding out who’s behind the deadly plot only solves half the problem because Charlie is drawn into an intensive game of cat-and-mouse to locate dozens of hidden bombs before they can be detonated.
Awards and Honors
2019 Golden Crown Literary Society, Short List, Ann Bannon Award
“Wake Me When It’s Over is a simply riveting novel with a roller coaster ride of plot twists and turns. Showcasing author Cheryl Head’s impressively mastery of the genre, Wake Me When It’s Over is unreservedly and especially recommended addition to community library Mystery/Suspense collections.” —Wisconsin Bookwatch
“Extremely well written, the story flows along at a reckless pace without ever feeling forced. The characters are well drawn with foibles and flaws, friendships and mock enmities that make them a real team. The plot is complex; the detail and threads convoluted and elaborate, and while they weave together, fading in and out, at no point do you feel that they won’t resolve into a comprehensive whole.” —The Lesbian Reading Room
A Detroit native, Cheryl A. Head now lives on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, where she navigated a successful career as a writer, television producer, filmmaker, broadcast executive, and media funder. Her debut novel, Long Way Home: A World War II Novel, was a 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Award finalist in both the African American Literature and Historical Fiction categories; and Bury Me When I’m Dead (Book #1 of the Charlie Mack Motown Mystery Series) was a Lambda Literary Award finalist. When not writing fiction, you will find her serving as the Golden Crown Literary Society Director of Inclusion, and consulting on a wide range of diversity issues.