Genre: Adult, Mystery
Source: I received a copy to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed here are my own.
Myra Cade is a single mother, living with her father, Doug, and raising her son, Scott. She mostly keeps to herself and really has no time for anyone else. But shortly after serving paternity papers to Danny, the suspected father of Scott, she’s found dead at the side of the road in the country. Caroline and her cousin Janet, who are taking Western riding lessons at the nearby Robinson Ranch, find themselves drawn into the murder investigation and looking for the missing boy and the murderer.
Talk about a book gluing you to your seat until you finish it, this book is it. When Myra is found dead and her son is missing my first concern was not with who killed Myra, but with who took Scott and why. Throw into all of this the fact that Myra’s father is very ill and you have a mystery to keep you turning pages. Of course Danny is the first one you suspect. But, this author is good at throwing out little bread crumb clues and leading you to think one thing only to throw out another bread crumb that leads you down another path. You, the reader, find yourself right there along with Caroline and her cousin Janet trying to solve this mystery. I’ve not read the first book by this author, “Cemetery Whites”, but it is on my list to read. As a reader/teacher who reads predominantly books for kids and teens, it is refreshing to find a new author who can keep my attention and make me want to read more of their work. Great job Connie Knight.